WEJK

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WEJK
City of license Boonville, Indiana
Broadcast area Evansville, Indiana
Branding Classic Hits 107.1
Slogan The Tri States' Classic Hits Station
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date 1967 (as WBNL-FM)
Format Classic Hits
Audience share 2.6 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 195 meters
Class A
Facility ID 6424
Transmitter coordinates 37°59′13.00″N 87°16′11.00″W / 37.9869444°N 87.2697222°W / 37.9869444; -87.2697222
Callsign meaning W Evansville JacK (previous format)
Former callsigns WBNL-FM (1967-2001)
WYXY (2001-2005)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Boonville Broadcasting Co., Inc.
(Operated by The Original Company via time brokerage agreement)
Sister stations WYFX-FM

WEJK (107.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Boonville, Indiana, the station serves the Evansville area. The station is currently owned by Boonville Broadcasting Co., Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio.[2]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WBNL-FM on March 22, 1979. On May 15, 2001, the station changed its call sign to WYXY; on November 11, 2005, it changed again to the current WEJK.[3]

From the late 90s to the fall of 2003, the station was known as "Y 107 - Classic Hits." In November 2003, South Central Communications, the station operator switched to a Christmas Holiday format. On December 26, 2003, the station became "107.1 WYXY - Today's Christian Music." This was the Salem Radio Network's format that was based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and broadcast on the FISH stations across the country. On Friday, October 7, 2005, at 12:00 PM, the station left the Contemporary Christian format and became "107.1 JACK-FM." JACK is the format that originated in Canada in 2002. It plays a shuffle of music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and a few of today's hits.

It was anounced on August 18th, 2014 that South Central Communications will be turning the Operations of WEJK over to The Original Company. Once approved by the FCC, The Original Company will take over the operations of WEJK and will operate the station via a time brokerage agreement. Also when the changing of licenses is finalized, WEJK will become a sister station to WYFX-FM in nearby Mount Vernon, Indiana. The changeover is set to be completed on September 1st, at which time 107.1 flipped back to classic hits as Classic Hits 107.1.[4]

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