WAJD

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WAJD
WAJD smoothjazz98.9 logo.png
City Gainesville, Florida
Broadcast area Gainesville, Florida
Branding Smooth Jazz 98.9
Frequency 1390 kHz
Translator(s) 98.9 W255CV (Gainesville)
First air date May 31, 1962 (as WPUP)
Format Smooth jazz
Power 5,000 watts day
51 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 24209
Transmitter coordinates 29°39′56″N 82°17′26″W / 29.66556°N 82.29056°W / 29.66556; -82.29056
Former callsigns WPUP (1962-1963)
WUWU (1963-1971)
WAKA (1971-1981)
WKGR (1981-1983)
WMGI (1983-1986)
WDVH (1986-1987)
Owner Gillen Broadcasting Corporation
Website 989smoothjazz.com

WAJD (1390 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Smooth jazz format, with an fm translator at 98.9 FM. The fm translator provides better nighttime coverage than the 51 watt 1390 AM signal.

The station is currently owned by Gillen Broadcasting Corporation.

History[edit]

1960s[edit]

1962[edit]

Originally country WPUP, what is now WAJD first signed on on May 31.

1963[edit]

WPUP is sold to WUWU Radio, Inc. which changes the callsign to WUWU adopting the "Woo-Woo" name but retaining the country format.

1970s[edit]

1971[edit]

WUWU is sold to Olivia broadcasting which changes the callsign to WAKA and flips its format to beautiful music adopting the slogan "AM 1390, The Only One To Turn To."

1973[edit]

WAKA becomes a Top 40/Oldies hybrid.

1974[edit]

WAKA flips back to beautiful music.

1978[edit]

WAKA is sold to Nabco, Inc. and calling itself 14K, the station modifies its format slightly to Middle Of the Road (MOR).

1980s[edit]

1980[edit]

WAKA flips formats again to Top 40/New Wave.

1981[edit]

WAKA becomes adult contemporary WKGR under new owners, Kent Gainesville Radio.

1983[edit]

WKGR is sold to the Sunshine Wireless company which changes calls to WMGI "Magic 1390" with a Jazz/Urban Contemporary format. Sunshine already owned WYKS and added WKGR to have an A.M. station in the market.

1986[edit]

1390 once again becomes country & taking the WDVH calls after the format & calls leave 980 kHz (which became WLUS).

1987[edit]

1390 is sold to the current owner, Gillen Broadcasting with WYKS for $1.9 million. 1390's callsign changes finally settle down with it becoming the current WAJD with a Top 40 format only to flip formats again that same year to all news "Newsradio 1390".

1988[edit]

WAJD adopts a heavy metal format.

1990s[edit]

1990[edit]

WAJD simulcasts WYKS.

2000s[edit]

2001[edit]

WAJD flips to the Radio Disney format.

2009[edit]

WAJD goes silent on July 7.

2010s[edit]

2010[edit]

WAJD back on the air with Motown & classic R&B hits.

2013[edit]

WAJD changes its format from urban oldies to talk.

2014[edit]

WAJD is once again silent.

2015[edit]

WAJD returns to the air with talk.

2016[edit]

WAJD changes format from talk to smooth jazz.

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