|City of license||De Forest, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Slogan||"Madtown's #1 for Hip Hop"|
|First air date||July 2003|
|Format||Rhythmic Top 40|
|ERP||6,000 watts horizontal
5,400 watts vertical
|Callsign meaning||Derived from "Jamz"|
|Former callsigns||WHIT (7/2003-12/2005)
|Owner||Mid-West Family Broadcasting|
|Sister stations||WHIT, WJJO, WLMV, WMGN, WOZN, WOZN-FM, WWQM|
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.
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" before launching into "timeless rock" as "93.1 The Lake" on July 25, 2003. The first song played was "Rock'n Me" by Steve Miller.
WHLK "The Lake"
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. 93.1 switched to WJQM and 106.7 now simulcasts Madison talk station WTDY (AM 1670) as WTDY-FM.
WJQM "93.1 Jams"
Mid-West Family Broadcasting began simulcasting WJQM "93.1 Jams" 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 more appropriate for its current news/ag/talk format.
93.1 Jamz is now staffed locally by Program Director/Afternoon Personality JD Garfield (formerly of WRPW-Bloomington Illinois, Fish Calloway, Ashley Cullen, Joe Buettner and Sara Peeler.
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 and Ashley Kix.
“Friday Night Fiyah” – Weekly Top 40 Rhythmic Mix show with an urban lean. 11pm-1am Every Friday Night
Open House Party, Saturday nights from 6 to 11PM.
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 10am to 12noon.
Celebrity Top 10 Countdown with Jackson Blue - Sunday mornings 6a to 10a.
Sunday Night Slow Jams with R Dub - Sunday nights 8pm to Midnight.
- WHIT stunting Wisconsin Broadcasting
- WHIT debut Wisconsin Broadcasting
- 93.1 The Lake website. Accessed October 28, 2008.
- Madison's classic rock station 'The Lake' changes to hip-hop format. Wisconsin State Journal. October 28, 2008.
- "93.1 Jamz" WJQM official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WJQM
- Radio-Locator information on WJQM
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJQM
- MySpace page for "93.1 Jamz"
- Wisconsin State Journal 1/27/2007: 106.7 Jamz Restores Hip-hop To Area Radio
- Blog about WJQM at Madison.com