WJBX

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For the Fort Myers Beach, Florida radio station that held the call sign WJBX at 99.3 FM from 1992 to 2013, see WWCN.
WJBX
City of license North Fort Myers, Florida
Broadcast area Fort Myers, Florida
Branding ESPN Deportes 770
Frequency 770 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1983
Format Sports
Language(s) Spanish
Power 10,000 watts daytime
630 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 4437
Former callsigns WVTI (1990-1991)
WRXK (6/1991-7/1991)
WWCN (1991-2013)
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
(see article for others)
Owner Beasley Broadcast Group
Sister stations WJPT, WRXK-FM, WXKB, WWCN
Webcast Listen Live
Website ESPN Deportes 770

WJBX (770 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish sports talk format. Licensed to North Fort Myers, Florida, USA, the station serves the Fort Myers, Florida area. The station is currently owned by Beasley Broadcast Group, and carries programming from ESPN Deportes Radio.

During their respective seasons, WJBX carries the Florida Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays, along with Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees baseball, Florida Gulf Coast University basketball, Florida State Seminoles football,[1] and USF Bulls football[2] from their respective radio networks. The station has carried Florida Firecats football, Miami Hurricanes football, Florida Gators football and basketball, and Fort Myers Miracle baseball in the past. The station carried Florida Everblades ECHL hockey from their inception to 2009.[3]

WJBX used to broadcast NBA, Major League Baseball, and college football games from ESPN Radio along with NFL games from Dial Global. NASCAR races from Motor Racing Network and Performance Racing Network moved to the then-WWCN from WCKT in 2006. Miami Dolphins games not aired on WRXK-FM, mostly in the preseason, air on WJBX, which carried the team full-time before picking up NASCAR.

On June 20, 2013 WWCN began simulcasting on WJBX 99.3 FM, swapping call letters.

On June 28, 2013 WJBX dropped its simulcast with WWCN 99.3 FM and switched to Spanish sports, with programming from ESPN Deportes Radio.

Technology[edit]

WJBX enjoys the largest coverage area of any AM radio station in Southwest Florida. As a music station (Transtar Radio's "Format 41" and Citadel Broadcasting's "Z-rock") the station transmitted AM stereo, using the C-QUAM system. They now incorporate HD Radio technology.

Pending purchase of translators[edit]

It was announced on July 2, 2012 that Beasley Broadcasting will purchase the following translators from Reach Communications for $150,000, which will serve as rebroadcasters for WWCN (via WRXK-HD2):[4]

On June 20, 2013, these translators changed their format to alternative rock, relaying WRXK-HD2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.seminoles.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/070910aaa.html
  2. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/74141/770-espn-ft-myers-adds-usf-football-miracle-baseba
  3. ^ http://www.floridaeverblades.com/news/press/index.html?article_id=521
  4. ^ Border Media Sells Austin Pair, Beasley Buys Ft. Myers-Naples Translators, All Access Music Group, July 2, 2012.

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Coordinates: 26°53′08″N 80°05′17″W / 26.8856036°N 80.0879376°W / 26.8856036; -80.0879376