WXJO

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WXJO
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City of license Douglasville, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metro area (west)
Branding 1120 WXJO
Slogan "The songs you know are on 1120 WXJO"
Frequency 1120 kHz
Translator(s) WANN-CD 29 (DTV 32.27)
Format Variety/oldies
Power 1,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 25386
Transmitter coordinates 33°45′48.00″N 84°44′28.00″W / 33.7633333°N 84.7411111°W / 33.7633333; -84.7411111
Former callsigns WQXM (1986-1989)
WYGO (1989-1990)
WBNM (1990-2000)
Owner Monte Sinai, Inc.
Website WXJO blog

WXJO AM 1120 is a daytime-only radio station, broadcasting on a frequency of 1120 kHz with a power of 1000 watts, licensed to serve the city of Douglasville, Georgia and reaching western portions of the metro Atlanta radio market, mainly within Douglas county. The station is currently owned by Monte Sinai, Inc.[1] The station had originally been broadcasting a variety of music (mostly oldies), and public-service announcements in what appeared to be an early test period since it had been moved to Douglasville. WXJO's transmitter is co-located with WDCY AM 1520, and the station's signal is diplexed on to WDCY's antenna towers.

In early December 2011, the station began simulcasting on WANN-LD 29, using audio-only digital subchannel 32.27. The station now broadcasts music in Spanish.

For unknown reasons, WXJO is listed as the primary station for 1000-watt K220CL FM 91.9 in Chignik, Alaska, in the remote southwestern part of that state.[2] That station is in the reserved band, however, meaning it would be illegal for it to rebroadcast a commercial radio station.

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WQXM on November 3, 1986, originally licensed to serve the city of Gordon, Georgia. In February 1989, the station changed its broadcast callsign to WYGO. Soon thereafter it changed call signs to WBNM in 1990. In March 2000, the station changed call signs to the current WXJO, previously used on what is now WFUN-FM 95.5 Bethalto, Illinois.[3] In 2008, WXJO's city of license was moved to Douglasville from Gordon.

In March 2010, the owners of WXJO filled a request with the Federal Communication Commission for a special temporary authorization to remain silent, which was granted. The owners cited several technical reasons for taking the station silent, including moving the radio studio location to a better facility, and technical issues with RF interference in monitoring the transmitter that is co-located with WDCY.

The station has made an application for 10,000 watts daytime and 9,000 watts during critical hours.

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