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City Bradenton, Florida
Broadcast area Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
Branding "The JOY FM"
Slogan "Helping You Find JOY"
Frequency 88.1 FM
First air date 1986
Format Christian AC
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 121 meters
Class C1
Owner Radio Training Network
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://florida.thejoyfm.com/index.php

WJIS 88.1 FM, known on air as The JOY FM, is a family friendly station[1] with strong Christian influences[1] (calling its programming Christian AC) serving North, Central and Southwest Florida including the Sarasota/Bradenton & Tampa Bay area and is owned by the Radio Training Network.


During most of 2013, WJIS was also simulcasted on 91.7 WFTI-FM in St. Petersburg; that station would cease operations in fall 2013, to allow for upgrades of adjacent channel WCIE and co-channel WJFH.[2]

The Radio Training Network also has The Joy FM-branded stations in Dothan, Alabama (WIZB) and Atlanta, Georgia (WVFJ-FM), though these stations do not repeat WJIS.

HD radio[edit]

WCIE and WJIS broadcasts in the HD Radio format. On HD2, the station has The JOY FM Praise, a channel that features exclusively Christian praise songs. On HD3, the station has Lightforce Radio, a progressive youth music channel. Both can be listened to online or via The JOY FM phone app.


In addition to the full-powered stations, The Joy FM is relayed by an additional four low-powered translators:

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W254AI 98.7 Auburndale, Florida 250 D FCC
W291AG 106.1 Highland City, Florida 250 D FCC
W208AR 89.5 Lake Placid, Florida 10 D FCC
W242AK 96.3 Lakeland, Florida 250 D FCC

Two of its translators are leased out to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) to rebroadcast their stations:


  1. ^ a b The JOY FM 100% Guarantee page
  2. ^ FCC CDSB Application Search for WFTI-FM. Accessed March 5, 2014
  3. ^ Query the FCC's FM station database for W290BJ
  4. ^ Tampa Bay Times: "WFLA-AM to begin simulcasting on 105.9 FM, raising competition in Tampa Bay area FM talk", May 31, 2012.

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Coordinates: 27°07′55″N 82°23′38″W / 27.132°N 82.394°W / 27.132; -82.394