WJUA

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WJUA
City of license Pine Island Center, Florida
Broadcast area Fort Myers, Florida
Branding Juan 1200/1460
Slogan ¡Tocando Lo Que Le Gusta!
Frequency 1200 kHz
First air date February 20, 1986
Format Spanish Adult Hits
Power 50,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 48329
Transmitter coordinates 26°42′52.00″N 82°2′46.00″W / 26.7144444°N 82.0461111°W / 26.7144444; -82.0461111 (WINK)
Callsign meaning JUAn
Former callsigns WDCQ (1986–1995)
WTLQ (1995–1999)
WINK (1999–2003)
WPTK (2003–2010)
WINK (2010-2013)
Owner Fort Myers Broadcasting Company
Sister stations WINK-FM, WINK-TV, WTLQ-FM, WNPL
Webcast Listen Live
Website Juan 1200/1460

WJUA (1200 AM; "Juan 1200") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish-language Adult Hits format. Licensed to Pine Island Center, Florida, USA, the station serves the Fort Myers area. The station is currently owned by Fort Myers Broadcasting Company.

History[edit]

WJUA signed on February 20, 1986 as WDCQ, offering an oldies format.[1] It had changed to a talk format by 1992.[2] Fort Myers Broadcasting Company bought the station in 1995, with the sale not being completed until October 1996;[3] soon afterward, the call letters were changed to WTLQ.

In 1999, the station swapped call letters with 1240 AM and became WINK; four years later, WINK was moved back to 1240, and 1200 became WPTK,[4] offering a separate talk lineup from that offered on WINK. The format was changed to tropical music in October 2005, with some of WPTK's programming being absorbed into WINK's schedule.[5] Another format change, this time to sports talk, followed in August 2008; programming was largely provided by Fox Sports Radio.[6]

WNPL signed on in 2009 to improve the station's coverage in the southern end of the market.[7]

The news format was adopted August 2, 2010.[8] To reflect the "WINK News Radio" branding, the WINK call sign was again moved from 1240 AM (which became WFSX) on August 26.[4]

On September 2, 2013, WINK dropped the news/talk format and adopted their current Spanish adult Hits format as Juan 1200. "Juan" is basically the Spanish-language version of Jack-FM, both distributed by SparkNet Communications. WINK also changed their callsign on September 3, 2013 to match the new format as WJUA. It also simulcasts on WNPL 1460 AM.

Former programming[edit]

On weekdays from 6 a.m.–10 p.m., WINK had an all-news format; the station also carried WINK-TV's 5 a.m., noon, and 6 p.m. newscasts. Originally locally-produced, by February 2012 WINK's news blocks (outside of WINK-TV simulcasts) began to be supplied by the Talk Radio Network-produced America's Radio News Network.[9] Outside of its news blocks, the station carried the syndicated talk shows The Dave Ramsey Show, and Red Eye Radio. Weekend programming included WINK-TV's weekend morning newscasts, additional syndicated and brokered talk shows, Bloomberg Radio, and Meet the Press.

During its all-news programming, WINK used the resources of WINK-TV, The News-Press, and the Naples Daily News for local news. It also carried CNN Radio newscasts, as well as financial reports from MarketWatch.[8]

The station aired Florida Gators football.[10] WPTK served as the flagship station for the Florida Everblades ECHL hockey team during the 2009-2010 season;[11] the station dropped the team after determining that Everblades coverage did not fit the "WINK News Radio" identity.[12] Other sports broadcasts carried by WPTK as a sports station include Florida State Seminoles football,[6] South Florida Bulls football,[6] the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (all now on WJBX), the Florida Firecats,[13] and spring training games of the Minnesota Twins.[14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook 1989 (PDF). 1989. p. B-67. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Itemized Contributions for Candidates, Political Committees, and Committees of Continuous Existence" (PDF). p. 47. Retrieved August 26, 2010.  An entry refers to "WDCQ Talk 1200".
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  5. ^ "WPTK-A/Ft. Myers Flips To Spanish". All Access. October 24, 2005. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Hardwig, Greg (August 28, 2008). "New sports radio station AM-1200 goes on the air at noon Thursday". Naples Daily News. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Fox Sports Radio 1200/Ft. Myers Adds Second Signal". All Access. May 21, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Layden, Laura (July 14, 2010). "WINK will launch AM news radio station on Aug. 2". Naples Daily News. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ Green, Bill (February 3, 2012). "STAY TUNED: Oliver goes from anchor to politics; more reader comments". Marco Eagle. Retrieved February 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ "WINK News Radio Adds Gators". All Access. July 26, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Blades officially announce radio broadcasts will move to Fox Sports Radio". Naples Daily News. August 19, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  12. ^ Wommack, Woody (August 4, 2010). "Florida Everblades left searching for radio partner after Fox Sports Radio format switch". Naples Daily News. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Firecats to broadcast games on Fox Sports 1200 WPTK". Naples Daily News. March 26, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  14. ^ "WPTK-A/WNPL-A Inks Minnesota Twins For Spring Training Games". All Access. March 3, 2010. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 

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