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|City of license||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Broadcast area||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Slogan||Montgomery's Best Mix of Lite Rock Favorites|
|First air date||July 9, 1961 (as WAJM-FM)|
|Callsign meaning||MX = "Mix"|
|Former callsigns||WAJM-FM (1961-1987)
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||WHHY-FM, WLWI, WLWI-FM, WMSP, WNZZ, WXFX|
The original call letters for 103.3 were WAJM, which stood for "Advertiser-Journal Montgomery", named for the local newspaper. Later, the frequency provided the beautiful music format as WREZ until the late 1980s.
In November 1987, the station became known as WSYA, "Sunny 103" and changed to an adult contemporary format. In late 1989, WSYA briefly changed to an oldies-format (still known as "Sunny 103") to compete with Montgomery's other oldies outlet at the time, WBAM-FM, "Oldies 98". WSYA returned to an adult contemporary format a few months later, with radio personalities Kris O'Kelly and Joe Marcus, among others, on the air.
The station's current incarnation as WMXS began using the name "Mix 103.3" in 1996. Legendary Montgomery DJ Larry Stevens and his partner Leslie Bailey were the morning show host on Mix for several years before Stevens left the station after a disagreement with management. The morning show was renamed "Leslie and Company" with production assistant Lee Edwards taking over for Stevens. The show only lasted 3 months before Bailey left and former WLWI-FM personality Dr. Sam Faulk took over the morning show. Dr. Sam did the show alone for a short time, then was paired with midday host Susan Woody (now with Alice 96.1). Woody left 16 months later and was replaced with Amy Delaney and, after 1 year, with Debbie Montgomery. Dr. Sam recently left the station and now does mornings on WLWI. JT and Jen now handle mornings, Leanne Thompson does mid-days and Matt Silverwood, a popular British jock takes care of evenings. Doppler 12 StormVision Chief Meteorologist Rich Thomas from WSFA.
Mix 103 is one of the highest-rated stations in the Montgomery area, especially with women ages 25-54. JT & Jen with the morning show, Leanne with mid days and the 80's retro diner. John Tesh's The John Tesh Radio Program covers afternoons. Matt Silverwood is the evening jock from 8 to midnight..
Mix 103 has featured some of the most popular DJs in Montgomery radio history including John Garrett (formerly of WHHY-FM, WBAM and WLWI-FM), J.R. Culpepper (formerly of WLWI-FM), Andi Scott (now on WLWI-FM mornings), John Rogers and Matt Murphy (formerly on WYDE-FM in Birmingham.
- Nelson, Bob (October 18, 2008). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved October 31, 2008.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Cumulus Media Expands Montgomery, Alabama Radio Group; Deal Includes Option to Buy Stations". Business Wire. August 18, 1998.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- "Where Can I Hear The Show?". The John Tesh Radio Show website. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
The current weekday DJ line up at Mix 103 is JT & Leanne with the morning show, Jen 10am - 3pm with The 80's Retro Lunch between noon and 1pm. John Tesh 3 to 8pm, Matt Silverwood 8pm to Midnight. On the weekends, Saturday. It's Leanne 8am - noon. Noon - 3pm MJ, 7 - 10pm Matt Silverwood's Hit Mix 80's Show, 10pm -midnight its Kid Kelly. Sunday. Noon- 4pm JT, 4-8pm Jen, 8pm - mid night MJ.
- WMXS official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WMXS
- Radio-Locator information on WMXS
- Query Arbitron's FM station database for WMXS