WJXY-FM

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WJXY-FM
City of license Conway, South Carolina
Broadcast area Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branding News Talk 93.9
Slogan News/Talk that matters
Frequency 93.9 MHz
First air date 1990
Format News/Talk
ERP 3,700 watts
HAAT 128 meters
Class A
Facility ID 17485
Transmitter coordinates 33°50′07″N 78°52′06″W / 33.83528°N 78.86833°W / 33.83528; -78.86833
Owner Cumulus Licensing LLC - Volt Radio Trust
Sister stations WDAI, WSEA, WSYN, WLFF, WHSC, WXJY

WJXY-FM (93.9 FM) is a news/talk radio station in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and is owned by Cumulus Media. The station is simulcast on WXJY 93.7 FM.

History[edit]

In the early 90s, WJXY-FM played Country music as 94X.[1] Starting November 1, 1996, WJXY-FM and WXJY were called "Cruisin' Country", with a format that included rock acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band and the The Marshall Tucker Band.[2] Late in the 90s the formats of WJXY-FM and WXJY changed to rhythmic, and the stations were called "Hot 93".[3] Later the station moved in a mainstream CHR direction, and WSEA was added, so the stations were called "Hot 100 and Hot 93".

On February 15, 2003, WIQB 1050 AM was added, and the format changed to ESPN Radio and was named "The Team."[4] WSEA began separate programming. The Team picked up the Clemson University sports programming on WIQB. Later that year, The Team added Coastal Carolina University Sports in its first-ever college football season opener. The air staff consisted of Zachery Kick and James Clark with its first local sports show.

In 2004, local broadcast veteran Frank Barnhill hosted "Carolina Sports Talk" on Mondays & Fridays during afternoon drive. In 2007, the show was replaced by the station with another local show, "The Locker Room" and expanded to Monday through Friday. Hosts of "The Locker Room" included Matt Monks (with Mad Max and "Playground Jesus"), Scot Clark, Matt Lincoln, Allen Smothers and Randy Clemens. Following Clemens' departure in June 2011 due to health concerns, the branding of the show ended and was revived in August 2011 as "The Drive" with new host Aaron Marks.

In 2010, "The Team" debuted the "CCU Tailgate Show", co-hosted by Barnhill and Allen Smothers which aired Saturdays for two hours prior to Coastal Carolina University football games.

The station also aired high school football and basketball games, as well as Carolina Panthers NFL games and regular ESPN Radio programming.

In July 2010, WXJY changed its simulcast partner to WSEA.[5] Later in the year, WIQB became WHSC[6] and began separate broadcasts.

On March 5, 2012, WJXY became "Z-93", a Hot Adult Contemporary station. The ESPN Radio programming moved to sister station WSEA 100.3, which had previously been a CHR station as "i100."

On February 1, 2013, WJXY changed from "Z-93" to a Southern rock and Country music hybrid format known as "93.9 The Outlaw".[7] WXJY once again simulcasts WJXY.[8]

On September 19, 2013 WJXY/WXJY changed its format to news/talk, "News talk that matters." Programming included Don Imus, Mike Huckabee, Phil Valentine, John Batchelor, Red Eye Radio and the Washington Redskins.[9]

With the demise of Huckabee's show, WJXY/WXJY added Dennis Miller.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Issue 10". mbsc.com. 1996-07-19. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  2. ^ Toby Eddings, "Catching Up on News in the Area," The Sun News, January 12, 1997.
  3. ^ Jeannine F. Hunter, "Local Radio Pays Sinatra Homage," The Sun News, May 16, 1998.
  4. ^ Ryan Elswick, "ESPN Radio to Return to Strand," The Sun News, January 26, 2003.
  5. ^ "Radio stations change formats". The Sun News. 2010-07-07. Retrieved 2010-07-07. 
  6. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  7. ^ "WJXY To Flip To Country-Southern Rock Hybrid Format". AllAccess.com. 2013-01-30. Retrieved 2013-01-30. 
  8. ^ Steve Palisin, "Music concerts heat up Myrtle Beach area this summer," The Sun News, June 14, 2013.
  9. ^ Palisin, Steve (September 27, 2013). "Changes afoot across Myrtle Beach area radio stations". The Sun News. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  10. ^ Palisin, Steve (February 15, 2014). "Myrtle Beach-area radio stations change up some shows". The Sun News. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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