WJMF-LP

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WJMF-LP
Jackson, Mississippi
Branding EZ 87.7
Channels Analog: 6 (VHF)
Affiliations independent
Owner Rainey Radio
(Kid's Television, LLC)
Sister station(s) WFQY
Former callsigns W53BO (1997-2001)
Former channel number(s) Analog: 53, 19
Former affiliations Univision (to 2009)
Website http://www.ez877fm.com/

WJMF-LP is a low-power television station in Jackson, Mississippi. The station, which currently operates on Channel 6, is owned by Rainey Radio. The station currently acts as a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format as EZ 87.7, taking advantage of that station's audio signal on 87.75 MHz FM.[1]

WJMF was previously an affiliate of the Spanish language Univision network, rebroadcasting a satellite feed of KUOK Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, a former sister station under Equity Media Holdings; consequently, WJMF was Univision's sole affiliate in Mississippi, as well as the state's only Spanish-language TV station in general. WJMF even broadcast KUOK station identifications and Oklahoma ads.

It was originally announced that WJMF would become a LAT TV affiliate. However, Equity placed LAT TV on co-owned WJXF-LP instead. (That station would later switch to Equity's Retro Jams network, before closing down in 2010.)

WJMF was sold at auction to Rainey Radio on April 16, 2009; this separated it from KUOK, which was sold to Tyler Media.[2] The sale closed on July 10, 2009.[3] In early 2011, WJMF-LP was relocated to channel 6, when it was relaunched as a radio station, "EZ 87.7".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Radio-Info: "Jackson's New 87.7 FM", March 9, 2011.
  2. ^ "Takers found for 60 Equity stations". Television Business Report. April 18, 2009. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. July 13, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 

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