KJAK

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KJAK
KJAK logo.png
City Slaton, Texas
Broadcast area Lubbock, Texas
Branding K-Jack
Slogan "Spirit of the South Plains"
Frequency 92.7 MHz
Format Christian
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 178 meters (584 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 72773
Transmitter coordinates 33°32′32″N 101°50′14″W / 33.54222°N 101.83722°W / 33.54222; -101.83722
Former callsigns [1]
Owner Williams Broadcasting Group
(G.O. Williams Oil Co. Inc.)
Website http://www.kjak.com/

KJAK (92.7 FM, "K-Jack") is a radio station licensed to the community of Slaton, Texas, United States, and serving the greater Lubbock, Texas, area. The station is owned by Williams Broadcasting Group and licensed to G.O. Williams Oil Co. Inc. (Karen Laubhan and Sue Williams, both of Woodward, Oklahoma). It airs a Christian radio format.[2]

The station was assigned KJAK call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[1]

The station signed on as KJAK (Keep Jesus as King) in 1978. Studios were in an old Stucky's located on Slaton Highway between Slaton and Lubbock. The tower was a short distance up the road on Slaton Highway.[3] Program was fed to the tower over leased phone lines.

The station had desensing problems and later moved over to 92.9. They later changed to a 100,000 watt signal on 92.7 at the KCBD-TV tower on Avenue A in Lubbock.

The station was founded by Gary L. Acker from Yukon, Oklahoma who owned other small religious stations.

The station was purchased in the early 1980s by Williams Oil Co, who kept station manager Bob Merrill on for a short time. They kept their gospel and contemporary Christian format intact and added some commercial programming like news and weather, Oklahoma football, and they revitalized a long drought of broadcasting high school football in the area. Merrill was replaced by Steve White during the early 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ http://www.fccinfo.com/CMDProASRLookup.php?sASR=1052337&tabSearchType=ASR+Search

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