|City||San Joaquin, California|
|Broadcast area||Fresno, California|
|Slogan||It's All About The Music|
|First air date||1999 (as KWOL)|
|Callsign meaning||K JeWeL|
|Former callsigns||KVPC (1989–1999, CP)
|Owner||John Ostlund and Fat Dawgs Broadcasting, LLC
(One Putt Broadcasting)
|Sister stations||KFRR, KJFX|
KJWL (105.5 FM) is an American commercial radio station located in San Joaquin, California, broadcasting to the Fresno, California, area. Owned by One Putt Broadcasting, its studios are located at Fresno's Radio Center on Shaw Avenue in the city's north side, while the transmitter is west of Raisin City, California.
KJWL aired a smooth jazz music format until April 28, 2009, and began stunting with Christmas music interspersed with Santa Claus-voiced liners which invited listeners to tune in on Friday, May 1, at noon if they "can handle the truth." At noon on May 1st, the station flipped to a conservative talk format called 105.5 The Truth, creating a fifth strong-signal conservative talk station in the region (a region which remains without an alternative progressive talk radio broadcaster).
This was the second station in Fresno to use the smooth jazz format, which was previously heard on KEZL (96.7 FM). That station has since been flipped to the Hot Adult Contemporary format (under the call letters KALZ), and is now known as "Alice 96.7".
On March 5, 2015, at 6 AM, KJZN flipped to classic hip-hop. Initially set to be branded as "Bling 105.5", One Putt decided that 105.5's branding under its new format was to be chosen via an online name-the-station contest. In mid-May, the contest ended, and 105.5's new branding was revealed as "Rewind 105.5".
On January 1, 2017, KJZN dropped the classic hip-hop format and adopted KJWL's old branding of "K-Jewel", with KJWL's AAA format shifting back to Adult Contemporary. On January 5, 2017, KJZN changed their call letters to KJWL.
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