WJQM

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WJQM
City of license De Forest, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Madison, Wisconsin
Branding "93.1 Jamz"
Slogan "Madtown's #1 for Hip Hop"
Frequency 93.1 MHz
First air date July 2003
Format Rhythmic Top 40
ERP 6,000 watts horizontal
5,400 watts vertical
HAAT 98 meters
Class A
Facility ID 78226
Callsign meaning Derived from "Jamz"
Former callsigns WHIT (7/2003-12/2005)
WHLK (2005-2008)
Owner Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Sister stations WHIT, WJJO, WLMV, WMGN, WOZN, WOZN-FM, WWQM
Webcast Listen live
Website MadtownJamz.com

WJQM (93.1 FM) is a radio station serving Madison, Wisconsin and surrounding areas. The station is owned by Mid-West Family Broadcasting and launched a Rhythmic Contemporary format as "106.7 Jamz" in January 2007 before the move to 93.1 FM in October 2008.

History[edit]

WJQM was launched in July 2003 under the WHIT call sign. While testing its signal, the station aired themes from various classic TV shows under the moniker "TV93"[1] before launching into "timeless rock" as "93.1 The Lake" on July 25, 2003.[2] The first song played was "Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller.

WHLK "The Lake"[edit]

In December 2005, (the month WHIT changed call letters to WHLK), "The Lake" began simulcasting on new frequency 106.7 (WSLK). This simulcast ended in January 2007, when WSLK became a Rhythmic Hits station (WJQM).

By the beginning of 2007, the station had evolved into a harder-edged classic rock station, highlighted by a new morning drive-time show hosted by former WJJO personality Greg Bair as well as a new station logo and imaging ("Everything Classic Rock"). The station's classic rock format ended with The End by The Doors around midnight October 28, 2008. Many of the on air personalities returned to other Mid-West Family Broadcasting stations in the Madison area.[3] 93.1 switched to WJQM and 106.7 now simulcasts Madison sports talk station WOZN (AM 1670) as WOZN-FM.[4]

WJQM "93.1 Jamz"[edit]

Logo that was used from 2008-2014.

Mid-West Family Broadcasting began simulcasting WJQM "93.1 Jamz" on 93.1 and 106.7 FM on October 28, 2008 with the WJQM call sign moving to 93.1. 106.7 FM, the previous home of "WJQM" switched to call sign WWQN in preparation for the WWQM-FM simulcast which began on November 3, 2008.

The primary reason for the switch from 106.7 to 93.1 was to provide a clear signal into all of Madison, which has always been the target audience for the Rhythmic Top 40 station. The 106.7 signal provided fair to poor coverage into Madison, with its main coverage area consisting of rural towns in southwest Wisconsin.


93.1 Jamz is now staffed locally by Fish Calloway, Mazur, Joey Dank, David Sebastian.

Syndicated Programming

WJQM previously carried "Big Boy's Neighborhood", which was syndicated from their home-base at KPWR in Los Angeles, California. It was replaced by "Fish in The Morning" a local show hosted by former WZEE morning host Fish Calloway.

Friday Night Fiyah was a Weekly Top 40 Rhythmic Mix show with an urban lean. It ran from 11pm-1am every Friday night from fall 2008 until winter 2013. The mixshow transitioned in Early 2014 to "Club 931" that runs weekly on Fridays and Saturdays from 10pm until 4am. Club 931 features local Mixologists (DJ Fusion, DJ Aaron Jai, DJ Urbane, Maurice Halstead, DJ Mach One, DJ Heavy, DJ Manny, Van Hekken, DJ No-Mic, DJ Tim Walters).

Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub - Sunday nights 8pm to Midnight.

Diggin In The Crates with Chubb Rock and DJ Bent Rock. This is an "Old School" focused mix show that can be heard Sundays from 8am to 10 am. .


Previous Programming

Open House Party, Saturday nights from 6 to 11PM.

References[edit]

  1. ^ WHIT stunting Wisconsin Broadcasting
  2. ^ WHIT debut Wisconsin Broadcasting
  3. ^ 93.1 The Lake website. Accessed October 28, 2008.
  4. ^ Madison's classic rock station 'The Lake' changes to hip-hop format. Wisconsin State Journal. October 28, 2008.

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Coordinates: 43°09′32″N 89°12′54″W / 43.159°N 89.215°W / 43.159; -89.215