WJGL

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WJGL
WJGL logo.png
City of license Jacksonville, Florida
Broadcast area Jacksonville, Florida
Branding 96-9 The Eagle
Slogan Jacksonville's Classic Hits of the 70s, 80s, and more
Frequency 96.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 106.1 W291CI (Jacksonville, relays HD2)
First air date 1969 (as WPDQ)
Format Classic Hits
HD2: Urban contemporary "Power 106.1"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 309 meters
Class C
Facility ID 53590
Transmitter coordinates 30°16′34.00″N 81°33′53.00″W / 30.2761111°N 81.5647222°W / 30.2761111; -81.5647222
Former callsigns WPDQ (1969-1975)
WAIV-FM (1975-1990)
WKQL (1990-2005)
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner Cox Radio, Inc.
Sister stations
Webcast Listen Live (96.9 The Eagle)
Listen Live (HD2 - Power 106.1)
Listen Live via TuneIn (HD2 - Power 106.1)
Website 969theeagle.com
power1061.com (HD2)

WJGL (96.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Classic Hits format. Licensed to Jacksonville, Florida, USA, the station serves the Jacksonville area. The station is currently owned by Cox Media Group.[1] The station's studios are located in Jacksonville's Southside section, and the transmitter is in the Arlington section.

History[edit]

The station had The WPDQ call letters from 1969 to 1975, then WAIV FM 97, with an AOR format until August 1978. On January 1, 1990, the station changed its call sign to WKQL, and carried an oldies format as "Cool 96.9." In January 2005, the station flipped to a classic hits format (similar to WXGL down in Tampa, heavily based on 1970s rock, with some 1980s songs and a few 1960s songs.][2]

By 2012, following the flip of Clear Channel Communications' WJGH from classic hits to adult hits, WJGL became the market's only classic hits station.

On-Air Jocks:

  • Don Garrard 2005-2006
  • Scott Walker 2005-2007
  • Jodi Stewart 2005-2006
  • John Thomas 2006-2008
  • Michelle Michaels 2007-2009
  • Matt Ray 2007–present
  • Andy Meyer 2007-2010
  • Chris Rhoads 2008-2012
  • Todd Shannon 2010–present
  • Aaron Schachter 2014–present

Program Directors:

  • Scott Walker (December 2004 - April 2007)
  • Andy Meyer (April 2007 - October 2010)
  • Todd Shannon (October 2010 - January 2014)
  • Aaron Schachter (January 2014 – present)

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