WJOU

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WJOU
WJOU-FM logo.png
City of license Huntsville, Alabama
Branding Praise 90.1 FM
Slogan "The Tennessee Valley's Praise Station"
Frequency 90.1 MHz
First air date April 17, 1979
Format Christian music
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 70 meters (230 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 49943
Transmitter coordinates 34°45′28″N 86°39′44″W / 34.75778°N 86.66222°W / 34.75778; -86.66222
Callsign meaning Joy/Oakwood University[1]
Former callsigns WOCG
Owner Oakwood University
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wjou.org/

WJOU (90.1 FM, "Praise 90.1 FM") is a non-commercial, listener-supported college radio station licensed to Huntsville, Alabama, and owned and operated by Oakwood University. It serves the Oakwood University community and the Tennessee Valley area.

The station began back in the early/mid-1970s as a powerline-fed carrier current AM station operating as WOAK. The broadcast FM station had held the WOCG call letters since it was initially licensed by the Federal Communications Commission but on January 4, 2008, the callsign was changed to WJOU.[2] This change was made to reflect the January 1, 2008 change of Oakwood College's name to Oakwood University.[1]

Programming[edit]

WJOU plays a blend of Christian contemporary, urban contemporary gospel, and adult contemporary music that they call "Inspirational Soul".[3] The station also airs brief educational and spiritually uplifting programs.

Notable alumni of this station include comedian Jonathan Slocumb, talk radio host and producer Hallerin Hilton Hill, broadcaster Toni Neal, plus FlavaTV host and disc jockey Skip Cheatham.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Message From The Manager". WJOU 90.1 FM. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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