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WJBC stationLogo.png
City of license Pontiac, Illinois
Broadcast area Bloomington-Normal
Slogan The Voice of Central Illinois
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date June 1969 (1969-06)[1]
Format simulcast of 1230 WJBC (AM)
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 Web player
Website www.wjbc.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. As of 2011, it simulcasts the News/Talk format of sister station 1230 WJBC (AM) in Bloomington, also owned by Cumulus Media, which purchased the station from Townsquare Media.[2]

WJBC-FM now simulcasts the Illinois State Redbirds, however due to previous broadcast arrangements, the station is the Bloomington home of the Illinois Fighting Illini. WJBC-FM also airs the St. Louis Cardinals exclusively whenever its AM counterpart, WJBC (AM), carries its high school football coverage.


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.[3] WPOK-FM changed its callsign to WJEZ in November 1984;[4] the AM station eventually went off the air sometime in the 1990s.[5] 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.[6]

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.

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  1. ^ a b Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1989 ed.). p. B-96. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus, Townsquare Swap Involves 65 Stations, 13 Markets, $116 Million Cash" from All Access (April 30, 2012)
  3. ^ Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1975 ed.). p. C-60. 
  4. ^ FCC callsign history. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Federal Communications Commission file BPH-19920421IF. Retrieved 2010-09-23.

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