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|City of license||Stillwater, New York|
|Broadcast area||Saratoga County, Capital Region|
|Branding||101.3 The Jockey|
|Slogan||Saratoga's County Best Music Variety/Your Hometown Station|
|First air date||October 3, 1988 (as WSSV)|
|Former callsigns||WSSV (1988-1994)
WJKE (1994-1998) (2013- )
|Owner||Empire Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||WABY, WPTR, WUAM|
WJKE (101.3 FM, "The Jockey") is an adult contemporary radio station licensed to Stillwater, New York, USA, and serving the vicinity of Saratoga County. It is owned by Empire Broadcasting Corporation and broadcasts at 2,900 watts ERP from a tower in Stillwater. In addition to its key coverage area, WJKE is a rimshot into both Glens Falls and the tri-cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy.
The station began broadcasting in 1988 as WSSV, a full-service adult contemporary station that served mainly the nearby city of Saratoga Springs. Sold by its original owners in April 1994, the station reimaged itself as WJKE (The Jockey), a name referring to the nearby Saratoga Race Course. When WJKE became the first station bought by the Anastos Media Group in October 1998, the station was rebranded again with the WQAR (Star 101.3) calls and name.
WJKE broadcasts the nationally syndicated John Tesh Radio Show as Saratoga County's official home on week nights from 7 pm to midnight and again Sundays as a weekend edition from 6 to 9 pm.
Ernie Anastos sold his Albany-area stations—WQAR, WABY, WUAM and its translator W291BY, and WVKZ—to Empire Broadcasting Corporation in June 2012 at a purchase price of $1.2 million. The transaction was consummated on September 7, 2012. On September 8, 2012, the station reverted to the WJKE call sign.
On February 27, 2013 WJKE rebranded as "The Jockey".
- Pickney, Barbara (June 14, 2012). "Joe Reilly purchases 4 Albany area radio stations". The Business Review. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- "Media Bureau Call Sign Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. August 15, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WJKE
- Radio-Locator information on WJKE
- Query Arbitron's FM station database for WJKE
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