WJSR

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WJSR
WHTI-FM 2016 Logo.jpg
City Lakeside, Virginia
Broadcast area Richmond, Virginia
Petersburg, Virginia
Branding Star 100.9
Slogan The Best of the '70s, '80s, and More
Frequency 100.9 MHz
First air date December 1968 (as WDYL)[1]
Format Classic Hits
Power 15,000 watts
HAAT 130 meters (430 ft)
Class B1
Facility ID 27439
Transmitter coordinates 37°37′17.0″N 77°22′14.0″W / 37.621389°N 77.370556°W / 37.621389; -77.370556
Callsign meaning W J StaR
Former callsigns WDYL (1968-2010)
WHTI (2010-2016)[2]
Former frequencies 92.1 MHz (1968-1995)
105.7 MHz (1995-1998)
101.1 MHz (1998-2009)
Owner SummitMedia LLC
(SM-WHTI, LLC)
Sister stations W291CL, WKHK, WKLR, WURV, W282CA
Webcast WJSR Webstream
Website WJSR Online

WJSR is a classic hits formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Lakeside, Virginia, serving Richmond and Petersburg in Virginia.[3] WJSR is owned and operated by SummitMedia LLC.[3]

This station was located on 101.1 FM with an Alternative Rock format known as "Y101" until September 1, 2009, when it changed frequencies to 100.9 FM, keeping the Y101 name, and used the call letters WDYL.[4]

Programming and corporate history[edit]

On April 23, 2010, WDYL began redirecting listeners to WMXB, which flipped to adult album alternative "103.7 The River" the previous day. This led to rumors of a possible format change. Six days later, on April 29, at 2 p.m., after playing "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day, WDYL flipped to Rhythmic Top 40, branded as "Hot 100.9." The first song on "Hot" was "Rude Boy" by Rihanna.[5] On May 6, WDYL changed call letters to WHTI to match the "Hot" branding.

On January 6, 2012, at Midnight, WHTI shifted to Mainstream Top 40, while retaining the "Hot" moniker.[6][7]

On July 20, 2012, Cox Radio, Inc. announced the sale of WHTI and 22 other stations to Summit Media LLC for $66.25 million. The sale was consummated on May 3, 2013.[8][9]

On May 7, 2014, WHTI began redirecting listeners to new translator W291CL, which began simulcasting WHTI via WURV-HD2. After a 15-day simulcasting period, "Hot" officially moved to W291CL on May 22, and 100.9 FM began stunting with nature sounds.[10] At 8 a.m. on May 23, 2014, WHTI flipped to Soft AC, branded as "Easy 100.9." The first song on "Easy" was "Easy" by The Commodores.[11][12]

On January 27, 2016, WHTI flipped to Classic Hits, branded as "Star 100.9." Bill Bevins and Shelly Perkins continue to host the morning show.[13][14] The station's call letters changed WJSR on February 9, 2016.

WJSR is licensed by the FCC to broadcast in the HD Radio (hybrid) format.[15][16]

Former logos[edit]

Wdyl.jpeg WHTI-FM 2014.PNG

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-562. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "WJSR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 13, 2016. 
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzpauoBmXYE
  5. ^ https://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/netgnomes/6653/river-runs-through-richmond/
  6. ^ https://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/55205/hot-100-9-richmond-relaunches/
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fq1E3-xZmjw&context=C3d0b7b9ADOEgsToPDskLidgEx2_KYxgjRy_7OoAbM
  8. ^ https://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/59007/cox-puts-clusters-up-for-sale/
  9. ^ https://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/80882/cox-sells-stations-in-six-markets-to-two-groups/
  10. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/129919/richmond-s-hot-100-9-moves-to-106-1?ref=search
  11. ^ https://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/netgnomes/88580/hot-on-the-move-in-richmond/
  12. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/129942/richmond-s-100-9-is-now-easy?ref=search
  13. ^ Venta, Lance (January 27, 2016). "Star 100.9 Rises Over Richmond". radioinsight. Retrieved January 27, 2016. 
  14. ^ http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/149892/whti-richmond-flips-to-classic-hits-star-100-9?ref=search
  15. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=27439
  16. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=56 HD Radio Guide for Richmond, Virginia

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