WJLX

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WJLX
WJLX-AM logo.png
City of license Jasper, Alabama
Broadcast area Walker County, Alabama
Branding Oldies 101.5 & 1240
Frequency 1240 kHz
Repeaters 101.5 W268BM (Jasper)
First air date 1957 (as WARF)
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 54798
Transmitter coordinates 33°48′54″N 87°16′19″W / 33.81500°N 87.27194°W / 33.81500; -87.27194
Former callsigns WARF (1957-2003)
WTID (2003-2004)
WLYJ (2004-2007)
WZTQ (2007-2008)[1]
Owner Walker County Broadcasting
(Wal Win LLC)
Sister stations WJBE-FM
Website oldies1015fm.com

WJLX (1240 AM) was a radio station licensed to serve Jasper, Alabama. The station is owned by Wal Win LLC It airs a full-service oldies music format.[2] WJLX ceased broadcasting between Christmas and New Year's Eve during 2013 and has been out of business since with the exception of many complaints from local businesses regarding the station allegedly accepting payment for services never rendered.[3]

The station was assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since January 29, 2008, when it swapped with then-sister station WLYJ.[1]

History[edit]

In September 1993, Radio South, Inc., reached an agreement to sell country music formatted WARF to New Century Radio, Inc.[4] The deal was approved by the FCC on September 27, 1993.[5]

The station was assigned the call letters WTID by the FCC on January 9, 2003.[1] In May 2004, New Century Radio, Inc. (Vachel L. Posey Jr., president) reached an agreement to sell WTID to Joy Christian Communications Inc. (Ed L. Smith, president) for a reported sale price of $200,000.[6] The deal was approved by the FCC on June 28, 2004, and the transaction was consummated on July 9, 2004.[7] At the time of the sale, the station broadcast an oldies music format.[6] The new owners had the FCC change this station's call letters to WLYJ on September 8, 2004.[1]

The station was assigned the call letters WZTQ by the FCC on September 17, 2007, when it swapped with then-sister station WLYJ.[1] Just before the station was put up for sale, on January 29, 2008 the owners had the station's callsign changed again, this time to WJLX.[1]

In February 2008, Joy Christian Communications Inc. reached an agreement to sell WJLX to Walker County Broadcasting (through their subsidiary, Wal Win LLC, headed by shareholder Brett Elmore).[8] Wal Win LLC agreed to pay in full the mortgage held against real property (with the pay-off being $300,000) in exchange for the station.[9] The deal was approved by the FCC on March 27, 2008, and the transaction was consummated on April 11, 2008.[10]

On October 1, 2009 WJLX changed their format to oldies, branded as "Oldies 101.5" (the FM frequency is translator W268BM, which relays WJLX on 101.5 FM).

Translators[edit]

Although it is usually done with WJLX being off-air, in direct violation of Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations,[11] WJLX also broadcasts on the following FM translator:

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W268BM 101.5 Jasper, Alabama 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Ripoff Search Result Details". RipoffReport.com. September 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "AM History Profile: WJLX". Alabama Broadcast Media Page. Retrieved December 20, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19930903GN)". FCC Media Bureau. September 27, 1993. 
  6. ^ a b "Changing Hands - 5/31/2004". Broadcasting & Cable. May 31, 2004. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20040517ADQ)". FCC Media Bureau. July 9, 2004. 
  8. ^ "Deals - 3/3/2008". Broadcasting & Cable. March 2, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Transactions for Feb 25, 2008". Radio and Records. 2008-02-25. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20080215AED)". FCC Media Bureau. April 11, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Radio Station (WJLX AM 1240 and W268BM in Jasper, Alabama: "Oldies 101.5 FM") Operating Questionably". Youtube. February 25, 2012. 

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