WJAX

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WJAX
City of license Jacksonville, Florida
Branding Jones College Radio
Slogan "America's Best Music"
Frequency 1220 kHz
First air date February 1958
Format Adult standards
Language(s) English
Power 1,000 watts (day)
36 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 31937
Transmitter coordinates 30°19′30″N 81°34′15″W / 30.32500°N 81.57083°W / 30.32500; -81.57083
Callsign meaning "JAX" = Jacksonville
Former callsigns WPEG (1957-1960)
WQTY (1960-1963)
WDCJ (1963-1971)
WKTZ (1971-1984)
WRXJ (1984-1986)
WKTZ (1986-1987)[1]
Affiliations Dial Global, NBC News Radio
Owner Jones College
Sister stations WKTZ-FM
Website wjaxradio.com

WJAX (1220 AM, "Jones College Radio") is an American radio station licensed to serve Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Established in 1958, the station is currently owned and operated by Jones College. It broadcasts an adult standards format including the "America's Best Music" programming from Dial Global.[2]

The station was assigned the call sign "WJAX" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 26, 1987.[1]

Programming[edit]

WJAX features the syndicated America's Best Music format of adult standards and adult contemporary oldies music distributed by Dial Global, and streams online. Previously, the station aired Music of Your Life, which Jones distributed until January 19, 2008, and then aired Jones Radio Networks' Jones Standards format until it was discontinued in September 2008 and absorbed into America's Best Music following Triton Media Group's (owners of Dial Global) purchase of Jones.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting from a transmitter located at the water plant across from Confederate Park near First and Main streets. The station was owned by the city government. WJAX was also an FM station on 95.1 and played album rock throughout the 1970s. The company that purchased WJAX-FM from the city in the early 1980s also owned WAPE 690 AM, which is now WOKV. When the deal was done, the WAPE call letters took over the spot at 95.1 and for a short while simulcast their top 40 format on both AM and FM spots. The call sign languished unused for years, but have now made a comeback on the AM dial as a station owned and operated by Jones College. The original WJAX at 930 am is now WFXJ.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

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