WJKR

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For the Upper Arlington, Ohio radio station that held the call sign WJKR at 98.9 FM from 2011 to 2013, see WTOH.
WJKR
City of license Worthington, Ohio
Broadcast area Columbus, Ohio
Branding 103.9 Jack FM
Slogan Still Playing What WE Want
Frequency 103.9 MHz
First air date September 4, 1998 (as WAXV)
Format Variety Hits
ERP 5,300 watts
HAAT 106 meters
Class A
Facility ID 60099
Former callsigns WAXV (1998)
WEGE (1998-2004)
WTDA (2004-2012)
WMNI-FM (2012-2013)
Owner North American Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1039jackfm.com

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.[1]

On January 8, 2007, WTDA rebranded itself as the first and only FM talk station in Columbus, picking up the Glenn Beck radio show after the program was dropped from rival station WTVN.

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.[2] 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".[3] 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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Coordinates: 40°09′33″N 82°55′23″W / 40.1592°N 82.9230°W / 40.1592; -82.9230