WJBC-FM

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This article is about 93.7 at Pontiac. For the original WJBC-FM on 101.5, see WBNQ.
WJBC-FM
City of license Pontiac, Illinois
Broadcast area Bloomington-Normal
Branding 93.7 Nash Icon
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date June 1969 (1969-06) (as WPOK-FM at 103.1)[1]
Format Country
ERP 12,000 watts
HAAT 144 meters (472 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 37818
Transmitter coordinates 40°45′27.1″N 88°37′40.2″W / 40.757528°N 88.627833°W / 40.757528; -88.627833Coordinates: 40°45′27.1″N 88°37′40.2″W / 40.757528°N 88.627833°W / 40.757528; -88.627833 (NAD83)
Callsign meaning from WJBC (AM)
Former callsigns WTRX-FM (2003–2010)
WJEZ (1984–2003)
WPOK-FM (1969-1984)
Former frequencies 103.1 MHz (1969-1990s)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WBNQ, WBWN, WJBC (AM), WJEZ
Webcast Listen Live
Website 937nashicon.com

WJBC-FM is an FM radio station licensed on 93.7 for Pontiac, Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal market. It is the only remaining commercial station licensed to Pontiac.

History[edit]

The station went in the air in July 1969, and by 1975 had 3000 watts on 103.1 MHz using the callsign WPOK-FM, simulcasting its sister station 1080 WPOK (AM), also in Pontiac.[2] WPOK-FM changed its callsign to WJEZ in November 1984;[3] the AM station eventually went off the air sometime in the 1990s.[4] WJEZ was a modern country station by 1989,[1] and received authorization to move from 103.1 MHz to 93.7 MHz in the early 1990s.[5]

In 2003, the WJEZ callsign was moved to sister station 98.9 at Dwight, Illinois; that station still remains WJEZ as of 2010. 93.7 became WTRX-FM, a classic rock station with the nickname "Thunder 93.7 WTRX". It then became "WTRX, The Oldies Channel", from the name of the Westwood One's music network format it used; the music network was purchased by Dial Global and WTRX-FM began using Dial Global's Kool Gold format, except during mornings.[citation needed]

In 2010, the station changed its callsign to WJBC-FM and began simulcasting sister station 1230 WJBC (AM) from Bloomington.

On August 15th, 2014, at 3pm, WJBC-FM split from the simulcast and became one of the first stations to flip to the new "Nash Icons" country network as 93.7 Nash Icon.

Past Logos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1989 ed.). p. B-96. 
  2. ^ Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1975 ed.). p. C-60. 
  3. ^ FCC callsign history. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  4. ^ 1080 WPOK (AM) at Pontiac was FCC facility ID 37822; see Application Search Results. Its license was surrendered on 24 March 1998 and deleted on 18 June 1998, per FCC file number BR-19960724YV.
  5. ^ Federal Communications Commission file BPH-19920421IF. Retrieved 2010-09-23.

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