WJIA

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WJIA
WJIA-FM logo.png
City Guntersville, Alabama
Branding 88.5 J-FM
Slogan "Jesus 24-7"
Frequency 88.5 MHz
First air date August 1995
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 130.0 meters (427 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 36283
Transmitter coordinates 34°25′33″N 86°18′25″W / 34.42583°N 86.30694°W / 34.42583; -86.30694
Callsign meaning Where Jesus Is Alive
Former callsigns WAHF (2/94-5/94)
Owner Lake City Educational Broadcasting Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website https://885jfm.com

WJIA (88.5 FM, "88.5 J-FM") is a non-commercial radio station licensed to serve Guntersville, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Lake City Educational Broadcasting Inc.

WJIA broadcasts a Contemporary Christian music format.[1]

History[edit]

Pastor Stan Broadus originally attempted to purchase an existing Albertville, Alabama-based AM radio station in 1992 for his ministry but, after considering the cost and complication, his radio consultant persuaded him that starting a new non-commercial FM station would be easier and less expensive.[2] In January 1993, he filed for a construction permit to build a new FM station as Lake City Educational Broadcasting Inc.[3]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on December 23, 1993.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters WAHF by the FCC on February 11, 1994.[4] During construction, the station switched callsigns to the current WJIA on May 23, 1994.[4] WJIA received its license to cover from the FCC on June 24, 1997.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ Broadus, Stan. "History of WJIA Christian Radio". WJIA Radio. 
  3. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BPED-19930121ME)". FCC Media Bureau. December 23, 1993. 
  4. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-19950905KB)". FCC Media Bureau. June 24, 1997. 

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