WJAI

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WJAI
City of license Pearl, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jackson, Mississippi
Branding Air 1
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 93.9 MHz
First air date November 1994
Format Contemporary Christian music
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 6212
Transmitter coordinates 32°14′6.00″N 89°53′46.00″W / 32.2350000°N 89.8961111°W / 32.2350000; -89.8961111 (WJAI)
Callsign meaning W Jackson's Air One
(using Roman numeral for one, I)
Former callsigns WLUE (1992–1994)
WVIV (1994–2002)
WRXW (2002–2012)
Affiliations Air 1
Owner Educational Media Foundation
Sister stations WJLV
Website www.air1.com

WJAI (93.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian music format from Air 1. Licensed to Pearl, Mississippi, the station serves the Jackson, Mississippi area. The station is currently owned by the Educational Media Foundation (EMF).

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logo under previous format

In July, 2008, Jacksonville, Florida-based Backyard Broadcasting sold WRXW to Inner City Broadcasting Corporation. In August of that year, WRXW briefly stunted, making its listeners think the station was about to switch to classic rock, but in actuality, the only on-air change WRXW had made, under orders from Inner City, was dropping the Dallas-based, nationally syndicated morning show, Lex and Terry, which was replaced with The Morning Wood, a "live and local" morning show featuring program director Brad Stevens and Mandy Scott. Several on air staff changes were also made: Mandy Scott hosted middays, Muttley afternoons from 12-6, and Lou Brutus at night. Since then, the sale to Inner City fell through, and WRXW moved back to its original studios under control of Backyard Broadcasting.

In late 2011, the station would be sold to EMF. On January 17, 2012 at Midnight, EMF took control of the station, which changed its format to the Air 1 Radio Network, under the calls of WJAI.

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