WJLS-FM

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WJLS-FM
WJLS-FM 2009.PNG
City of license Beckley, West Virginia
Broadcast area Southeastern West Virginia
Southwestern Virginia
Branding "99-5 WJLS"
Slogan "The Big Dawg"
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date February 1947
Format Country
ERP 34,000 Watts
HAAT 320 Meters
Class B
Facility ID 52336
Transmitter coordinates 37°35′23.0″N 81°6′51.0″W / 37.589722°N 81.114167°W / 37.589722; -81.114167
Callsign meaning W Joe L. Smith
father of owner Joe L. Smith Jr.
Affiliations West Virginia MetroNews
Owner West Virginia Radio Company of Raleigh, LLC
Sister stations WJLS
Webcast WJLS-FM Webstream
Website WJLS Online

WJLS-FM is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Beckley, West Virginia, serving Southeastern West Virginia and Southwestern Virginia. WJLS-FM was formerly owned and operated by First Media Radio, LLC, which in December 2012 announced its intent to sell the station to West Virginia Radio Company of Raleigh, LLC. The sale of WJLS-FM and sister station WJLS was consummated on February 15, 2013 at a price of $4.5 million. It is the second FM radio station to go on the air in West Virginia, and the oldest existing FM station in the state. It utilized the call letters WBKW from 1957 to 1990.

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