WFTI-FM

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WFTI redirects here. For the television station in Poughkeepsie, New York that once held these calls, see WTBY-TV.
WFTI-FM
City of license St. Petersburg, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay
Branding The Joy FM
Slogan "Helping You Find JOY"
Frequency 91.7 MHz
Format Defunct (formerly Christian AC)
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 86.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 21034
Transmitter coordinates 27°46′15.00″N 82°38′19.00″W / 27.7708333°N 82.6386111°W / 27.7708333; -82.6386111
Owner Radio Training Network, Inc.
Website florida.thejoyfm.com

WFTI-FM (91.7 FM) was a radio station broadcasting a Christian AC format. Licensed to St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, it served the Tampa Bay area. The station was owned by the Radio Training Network, repeating the signal of Bradenton-based WJIS 88.1 MHz.

Prior to October 2012, the station was owned by the Family Radio ministry, rebroadcasting most programs broadcast by that network. That month, WFTI was purchased by the Radio Training Network for $2.5 Million.[1] In early March 2013, shortly after the sale was completed, WFTI began broadcasting The Joy FM programming, fully simulcasting the schedule of WJIS.

On November 21, 2013, the licensee surrendered the station's license to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The licensee noted that the surrender was necessary to begin program testing of its construction permits for stations WCIE and WJFH.[2] The FCC cancelled WFTI-FM's license on November 21, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venta, Lance Family Radio Sells 91.7 WFTI St. Petersburg Radio Insight. October 16, 2012. Accessed October 26, 2012
  2. ^ FCC CDSB Application Search for WFTI-FM. Accessed March 5, 2014

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