|City of license||Worthington, Ohio|
|Broadcast area||Columbus, Ohio|
|Branding||103.9 Jack FM|
|Slogan||Still Playing What WE Want|
|First air date||September 4, 1998 (as WAXV)|
|Former callsigns||WAXV (1998)
|Owner||North American Broadcasting Company, Inc.|
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WJKR is a radio station licensed to serve Worthington, Ohio at 103.9 MHz. It currently broadcasts a variety hits format and is the former Central Ohio radio broadcast home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The studios are in North Columbus, and the transmitter is near Westerville, Ohio.
The station broadcast classic rock music as WEGE "Eagle 103.9" prior to becoming WTDA ("Ted FM") in 2004, when it started playing a mix of Top-40-based hits, ranging from the '60s through current popular hit music. With the Ted FM format, WTDA used the slogan "We Play Anything." The station's call letters attempted to incorporate this "Ted FM" branding. In September 2005, the station's owners added the Bob & Tom show, which had been dropped by Clear Channel's WBWR.
On September 8, 2007, the Columbus Dispatch reported that the station had become the Columbus radio home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. "We are aware that Pittsburgh Steelers fans were underserved in central Ohio," said Hal Fish, program director. The Steelers were moved to sister station WMNI beginning with the 2013 season.
On December 21, 2009, the station flipped to classic hits and rebranded as "Classic Hits 103.9", using satellite programming from Dial Global's Classic Hits service. WTDA was one of four radio stations in the Columbus market to have a Classic Hits/Oldies format, joining Newark-based WNKO and the WNND/WNNP "Rewind 103.5/104.3" simulcast.
On June 14, 2012, WTDA flipped to an all-news format, changing their call letters to WMNI-FM, simulcasting with WMNI, which had previously had an adult standards format. The simulcast ended on Thursday, July 18, 2013, when WMNI-AM returned to the adult standards format.
The station shifted to Red Eye Radio from 1:00 am to 5:00 am.
On July 24, 2013, WMNI-FM changed their format to variety hits, branded as "103.9 Jack FM". The call letters were changed to WJKR the following day. The WJKR letters were formerly used on 98.9 FM, the previous "Jack FM" station in Columbus. That station is now conservative talk WTOH. WJKR moved its city of license from Westerville, Ohio to Worthington effective August 22, 2013.
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