Media in Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida is served by local media, as well as regional and national media. As of 2017, Jacksonville is ranked as the 47th largest media market, with 688,500 homes.[1] Radio and television broadcasts are governed by the FCC.[2]

Print media[edit]

The Florida Times-Union is the major daily newspaper in Jacksonville. Jacksonville.com is its official website. It is owned by Morris Communications, which also publishes the Georgia Times-Union for southeast Georgia residents. Financial News & Daily Record is another daily paper focused on the business and legal communities. The Jacksonville Business Journal is a weekly American City Business Journals publication focused on business news. Folio Weekly is the city's largest alternative weekly. The Florida Star is the city's oldest African-American focused paper. Jacksonville Free Press is another weekly catering to the black community. Metro Jacksonville is an online publication.

Publication Name Publisher Distribution Website
The Florida Times-Union Morris Communications 155,590 daily and 214,572 on Sunday www.jacksonville.com
Financial News & Daily Record Baily Publishing Daily www.jaxdailyrecord.com
Jacksonville Business Journal American City Business Journals Weekly www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/
Void Magazine Void Media Publishing Monthly www.voidlive.com
Folio Weekly Folio Publishing, Inc. Weekly www.folioweekly.com
The Florida Star Clara McLaughlin Weekly www.thefloridastar.com
Jacksonville Free Press Weekly www.jacksonvillefreepress.com
BUZZ Magazine Client Focused Media Monthly www.iwantabuzz.com
EU Jacksonville Henley Family Monthly eujacksonville.com
Jacksonville Magazine White Publishing Monthly www.jacksonvillemag.com
904 Magazine White Publishing Bi-Monthly 904themagazine.com
Arbus Magazine Arbus Bi-monthly Arbus.com
The Coastal The Coastal Jacksonville LLC Quarterly coastaljax.com

Television[edit]

Jacksonville is the 47th largest local television market in the United States,[3] and is served by television stations affiliated with all the major American networks. The Jacksonville designated market area has the distinction of being the only United States television market in which affiliates of all four major broadcast networks are involved in both virtual and legal duopolies (Gannett Company owns WJXX and WTLV outright, while Cox Media Group owns WFOX-TV and operates WJAX-TV through joint sales and shared services agreements with Bayshore Television). WJXT is a former longtime CBS affiliate that turned independent in 2002.[4] The Jacksonville television market serves Northeastern Florida and Southeastern Georgia.

Call sign Virtual Channel Digital Channel Analog Channel Branding Affiliation Licensee/Permittee[4]
WJXT 4 (4.1)
4.2
42 Channel 4
This TV
Independent
This TV
Graham Media Group
WJCT 7 (7.1)
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7 WJCT
Create
WJCT World
WJCT More!/The Florida Channel
WJCT Kids
PBS
Create
World
The Florida Channel
PBS Kids
WJCT, Inc.
WTLV 12 (12.1)
12.2
12.3
13 NBC 12
Antenna TV
Justice Network
NBC
Antenna TV
Justice Network
Tegna, Inc.
WCWJ 17 (17.1)
17.2
34 CW 17
Bounce Jacksonville
The CW
Bounce TV
Graham Media Group
WUJX-LD 18 (18.1) 18 Univision 18 Jacksonville Univision Budd Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WJXX 25 (25.1)
25.2
10 ABC 25
First Coast News Weather Plus
ABC Tegna, Inc.
WFOX 30 (30.1)
30.2
30.3
32 Fox 30
MyTVJax
Heroes and Icons
Fox
MyNetworkTV/MeTV
Heroes and Icons
Cox Media Group
WJAX 47 (47.1)
47.2
47.3
19 CBS 47
GetTV
Decades
CBS
GetTV
Decades
Bayshore Television
WJEB 59 (59.1)
59.2
59.3
59.4
59.5
44 TBN
The Church Channel
JCTV
Enlace
Smile of a Child
TBN
The Church Channel
JCTV
Enlace
Smile of a Child
Community Educational Television

Radio[edit]

Jacksonville is the 49th largest local radio market in the United States,[5] and is dominated by the same two large ownership groups that dominate the radio industry across the United States: Cox Radio[6] and Clear Channel Communications. There are a total of 39 FM radio stations ranging from Alternative Rock, Top 40, News and Information, Hip-Hop & R&B, Country and more. There are 20 AM radio stations ranging from News and Information, Foreign Language music and talk and more.[7]

FM stations[edit]

Call Sign Frequency
in MHz
Branding Format Licensee/Permittee[8] Notes
WCRJ 88.1 Air 1 Contemporary Christian music Educational Media Foundation
WJFR 88.7 Family Radio Christian radio Family Radio
WUFT 89.1 Florida's 89.1 Public Radio University of Florida
WECC 89.3 The Lighthouse Contemporary Christian Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting
WJCT 89.9 89.9 WJCT Public radio WJCT, Inc.
WYFB 90.5 BBN 90.5 Religion Bible Broadcasting Network
WJKV 90.9 K-Love Contemporary Christian Educational Media Foundation
WTRJ 91.7 The Truth Contemporary Christian music Delmarva Educational Association
WJXR 92.1 Latino 92.1 Spanish Tropical WJXR, Inc.
WJXL 92.5 1010XL & 92.5FM Sports River City Broadcasting, LLC
WNNR 92.9 La Raza 92.9 Spanish Tropical Norsan Consulting And Management, Inc.
WJBT 93.3 93.3 The Beat Urban Contemporary iHeartMedia, Inc.
WSOS 94.1 94.1 The Promise Christian AC Renda Broadcasting
WAPE 95.1 95.1 WAPE Top 40/CHR Cox Radio
WSKR-LP 95.5 95.5 Spinnaker Radio Adult Album Alternative University of North Florida Spinnaker Radio
WEJZ 96.1 96.1 WEJZ Adult Contemporary Renda Broadcasting
WJGL 96.9 96.9 The Eagle Classic Hits Cox Radio
W247CF 97.3 97.3 Planet Radio Active Rock iHeartMedia, Inc. Translator of WKSL-HD2
WKSL 97.9 97.9 KISS FM Top 40/CHR iHeartMedia, Inc.
WQIK 99.1 99.1 WQIK Country iHeartMedia, Inc.
W258CN 99.5 Hot 99.5 Urban Adult Contemporary Cox Radio Translator of WOKV-HD2
WGNE 99.9 99.9 Gator Country Country Renda Broadcasting
W262AG 100.3 100.3 The Biz Financial News Queen of Peace Radio, Inc. Translator of WZNZ-AM
WMUV 100.7 100.7 The Promise Christian AC Renda Broadcasting
W266CX 101.1 AM 600 & FM 101.1 The Answer Talk Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Corporation Translator of WBOB-AM
WSOL 101.5 V101.5 Classic Hip Hop iHeartMedia, Inc.
W272CQ 102.3 102.3 The Beach Oldies iHeartMedia, Inc. Translator of WSOL-HD2
WYNR 102.5 102.5 WYNR Country iHeartMedia, Inc.
WXXJ 102.9 X102.9 Alternative Rock Cox Radio
WOKV-FM 104.5 News Talk 104.5 WOKV News/Talk Cox Radio
WYKB 105.3 K-BAY 105.3 & 106.3 Country Nia Broadcasting, Inc.
WBHU 105.5 Beach 105.5 Adult Contemporary Flagler Broadcasting, Inc.
WJGM 105.7 105.7 The Gospel Christian/Southern Gospel West Jacksonville Baptist Church, Inc.
W291CI 106.1 Power 106.1 Hip Hop Cox Radio Translator of WJGL-HD2
WKBX 106.3 K-Bay 106 Country Radio Kings Bay, Inc.
WEZI 106.5 Easy 106.5 Soft Adult Contemporary Cox Radio
W295AZ 106.9 Rumba 106.9 Tropical Music iHeartMedia, Inc. Translator of WQIK-HD2
WWJK 107.3 107.3 Jacksonville Adult Hits iHeartMedia, Inc.
W300CU 107.9 Praise 107.9 Christian/Southern Gospel iHeartMedia, Inc. Translator of WKSL-HD3

AM stations[edit]

Call sign Frequency
in kHz
Branding Format Licensee/Permittee[9] Notes
WAYR 550 WAY Radio Christian radio Moody Radio
WBOB 600 Talk Radio 600 WBOB News/Talk Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting
WOKV 690 News Talk WOKV News/Talk Cox Radio
WFXJ 930 Sports Radio 930 Sports iHeartMedia, Inc.
WNNR 970 Regional Mexican Norsan Consulting And Management
WJXL 1010 1010 XL Sports Seven Bridges Radio
WROS 1050 The Rose of Jacksonville Gospel The Rose of Jacksonville
WEWC 1160 Tropical music Norsan Consulting And Management
WSOS 1170 Tropical music Norsan Consulting And Management
WWIO 1190 Contemporary Christian Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting Day only
WKTZ 1220 Jones College Radio Easy listening Jones College
WFOY 1240 News/Talk Phillips Broadcasting
WJNJ 1320 Pure Radio Gospel New Covenant Ministries, Inc.
WCGL 1360 Gospel JBD Communications
WZAZ 1400 WZAZ Gospel 1400 Gospel Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church
WAOC 1420 Sports Phillips Broadcasting
WQOP 1460 Queen of Peace Radio Catholic radio Queen of Peace Radio
WYMM 1530 Radio Amistad 1530 AM Latin Christian music Word Broadcasting Network, Inc.
WVOJ 1570 Regional Mexican Norsan Consulting And Management
WZNZ 1600 1600 The Beach Oldies/Talk Queen of Peace Radio

Online media[edit]

Jacksonville.com is the online edition of the Florida Times-Union. Each of the television stations that offer a news program also has a website for news.

The Coastal, a web-based magazine geared toward young professionals in the area, launched in late 2015. [10]

Most of the area's printed publications also have websites that offer some or all of the current major articles online, but not all offer archival access. The table under "Print Media" specifies their URLs.

Several popular local blogs include Metro Jacksonville.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2004. Retrieved June 4, 2004. 
  2. ^ "Index of Media Bureau CDBS Public Database Files". Federal Communications Commission. 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Local Television Market Universe Estimates" Nielsen Media Research
  4. ^ a b "TV Query Broadcast Station Search". FCC. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Arbitron Radio Market Rankings" Arbitron
  6. ^ "Cox Radio's Market Profile for Jacksonville, Florida". Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  7. ^ "Clear Channel Radio Station List for Jacksonville, Florida". Archived from the original on January 16, 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-19. 
  8. ^ "FM Query Broadcast Station Search". FCC. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "AM Query Broadcast Station Search". FCC. Retrieved 4 January 2013. 
  10. ^ http://coastaljax.com/about

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