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This article is about the AM station in Mississippi. For other uses, see WMEJ (disambiguation).
City of license Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Broadcast area Gulfport, Mississippi
Branding Rejoice AM 1190
Slogan Musical Soul Food
Frequency 1190 kHz
Format Inspirational/Gospel
Language(s) English
Power 5000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 25961
Transmitter coordinates 30°19′25.7″N 89°21′03.2″W / 30.323806°N 89.350889°W / 30.323806; -89.350889Coordinates: 30°19′25.7″N 89°21′03.2″W / 30.323806°N 89.350889°W / 30.323806; -89.350889 (NAD83)
Former callsigns WJZD (AM) (July 2009–June 2010)
WBSL (1988–2009)
WXGR (?–1988)
Owner Richard L. Mays[1]
(Hancock Broadcasting Company)

WMEJ is an daytime-only AM broadcasting station licensed for 5000 watts on 1190 kHz at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi in the Gulfport, Mississippi area. Currently an Inspirational Gospel radio station since the spring of 2013, it had switched to a Spanish language format in 2010. Before mid-2009, the station had the callsign WBSL used the name "Blues 1190".

The station was established with callsign WXGR until a change to WBSL in December 1988. The station changed callsigns in July 2009 to WJZD and made its latest change to the current WMEJ in June 2010.[2] Hancock Broadcasting Corporation has owned the station throughout its history. The WMEJ callsign was originally assigned to an unrelated station in Monessen, Pennsylvania in 1927.[3]

The station's studio and transmitter were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The station returned to the air with low power in summer 2006 using a portable building and a donated refurbished transmitter, and resumed full power in December 2006.[4]


  1. ^ Mays, Richard L. (2004-01-30). "FCC 323: Ownership Report for Commercial Broadcast Stations (BOA-20040130BCP)". Retrieved 2010-06-12. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC. 
  3. ^ Vivian, Cassandra (2002). Monessen: A Typical Steel Country Town. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-7385-2383-5. 
  4. ^ "Orban Assists Bay St. Louis, MS Station WBSL-AM After Hurricane" (Press release). Orban / Nabro Able LLC. 2007-01-30. Retrieved 2010-06-12. 

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