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For the Fort Myers, Florida radio station that held the WAYJ call sign at 88.7 FM from 1986 to 2012, see WDLV.
City Naples, Florida
Branding WAY-FM
Frequency 89.5 MHz
Repeater(s) W263BI 100.5 MHz, Fort Myers
First air date 1988-02-01 (as WBPT)
Format Christian radio
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 94.1 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 59831
Transmitter coordinates 26°7′12.00″N 81°40′58.00″W / 26.1200000°N 81.6827778°W / 26.1200000; -81.6827778
Former callsigns WBPT (1988-1992)
WSRX (1992-2012)
Affiliations WAY-FM Network
Owner WAY-FM
(Way Media, Inc)
Webcast Listen Live
Website Southwest Florida's WAY-FM

WAYJ (89.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Naples, Florida, USA, the station is currently owned and operated by WAY-FM Network.


previous logo, as "89.5 Praise FM".

The station went on the air as WBPT on February 1, 1988 as "Power 89.5 The Spark". It was a simulcast of WSRX (now WJYO) 91.5 "The Spark", which was playing Hiphop, Freestyle, and Dance music at the time. Some of their Saturday night broadcasts included live performers like DJ Magic Mike, Johnny O., Sexy C, and many other South Florida local artists.

On June 16, 1992, the station changed its call sign to WSRX, broadcasting as The Spark, with Arnie Coones. Later, Jim Channell, Donna Jones, Bob Edgar and Connie McNair were the hosts sharing Jesus across S.W. Florida as Praise FM, 89.5. The station was moved to the Shadowlawn Assembly of God Church, and there Shelre' joined the group and open the airways to Adult Contemporary Christian music 24-hours a day. Later, the station went to 100,000 watts.

On February 14, 2012, it was announced that WAY-FM was in the process of acquiring WSRX from the Family Church; this move was designed to continue WAY-FM programming in its legacy Southwest Florida market, following plans by Classical South Florida to acquire its now-former station, WAYJ 88.7.[1] On March 1, 2012, WSRX's programming was discontinued, in favor of simulcasting WAYJ in the interim.[2] On June 7, 2012, the sale of WAYJ to Classical South Florida was completed, becoming a classical music station WNPS, with WAY-FM programming exclusively heard on WSRX. On June 18, 2012, the station changed its call sign to the current WAYJ.


The programming on WAYJ is also carried on the following broadcast translator in Fort Myers. In addition, WOLZ 95.3 FM repeats WAYJ on its HD Radio subchannel.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W263BI 100.5 FM Fort Myers, Florida 250 D FCC


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