WJCI

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For the Lexington, North Carolina radio station formerly known as "WWGL", see WTHZ. For the Farmville, North Carolina radio station formerly known as "WWGL", see WTIB.
WJCI
City of license Huntington, Indiana
Broadcast area Fort Wayne, Indiana
Branding The Calvary Radio Network
Frequency 102.9 MHz
First air date September 1, 1965 (as WEXI at 103.1)
Format Christian radio
ERP 4,700 watts
HAAT 91 meters
Class A
Facility ID 28206
Callsign meaning possibly Jesus ChrIst
Former callsigns WEXI (1965-1985)
WIOE (1985-1988)
WOWO-FM (1988-1994)
WEXI (1994-2002)
WYLT (10/10/2002-10/21/2002)
WXKE (2002-2006)
WWGL (2006-2007)
WGL-FM (2007-2014)
Former frequencies 103.1 MHz (1965-?)
Owner Calvary Radio Network, Inc.
Website calvaryradionetwork.com

WJCI is an FM radio station located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The station operates on the FM radio frequency of 102.9 MHz.

Currently, it broadcasts a Christian radio format.

History[edit]

The station signed on as WEXI on September 1, 1965, originally at 103.1 FM, and licensed to nearby Roanoke. The WXKE calls on 102.9 FM (previously at 103.9 FM) eventually replaced the WEXI callsign. On February 2004, WXKE dropped its simulcast with sister WXTW and changed formats to Standards as "The River."

WXKE was purchased, along with its sister stations by the Summit City Radio Group in July 2004. The standards "River" format drifted over to sister WGL 1250 AM and WXKE relaunched as Classic Hits "Mike-FM." In 2006, the station abandoned its Classic Hits format and flipped formats to a simulcast of sister WGL AM under the call sign WWGL. Within a few months, call letters were changed again to WGL-FM, with the city of license Huntington, Indiana.

On April 1, 2010 WGL-FM changed their format from adult standards (simulcasting WGL 1250 AM) to Hot Adult Contemporary, branded as "V102.9". WGL (AM) continued broadcasting the "River" standards format as "1250 The River." The simulcast with the AM station returned on June 3, 2013, when both WGL-FM and WGL switched to an oldies format, including a morning show hosted by former WLYV and WQHK-FM disc jockey Rick Hughes, as well as an afternoon show with Pat White carried over from WGL AM's standards format. As part of the change, Delilah was dropped from the WGL-FM lineup.[1]

On June 3, 2013, about 3/4th of the way through Fun's Some Nights WGL-FM abruptly changed their format from hot adult contemporary to oldies, branded as "Oldies 102.9".[2]

In March 2014, Adams Radio Group entered an agreement to purchase Summit City's cluster (which includes WGL AM and FM). Days later, Adams announced they would purchase Oasis Radio Group's stations. To meet ownership limits, Adams will retain WNHT, WGL and WXKE, as well as acquiring Oasis Radio Group's WJFX and WBTU, while selling off WHPP to Fort Wayne Catholic Radio, and selling WGL-FM to Calvary Radio Network. WGL-FM dropped the oldies format for Christian programming on June 2, 2014. The last song on Oldies 102.9 was American Pie by Don McLean. On June 11, 2014, 102.9 changed its callsign to the current WJCI.

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