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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 (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1986
Format Christian AC
Christmas music (November-December)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 121 meters
Class C1
Owner Radio Training Network
Webcast Listen Live
Website JOY FM Website

WJIS 88.1 FM, known on air as The JOY FM, is a Christian AC station 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.[1]

The Radio Training Network also has The JOY FM-branded stations in Dothan, Alabama (WIZB), Montgomery, Alabama (WPHH), Athens, GA (WMSL), Macon, GA (WWWD-FM) and Atlanta, Georgia (WVFJ-FM), though these stations do not repeat WJIS 24/7.

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 LF 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 three low-powered translators:

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W291AG 106.1 Highland City, Florida 250 D FCC
W208AR 107.9 Lake Wales, Florida 100 D FCC
W242AK 96.3 Lakeland, Florida 250 D FCC
W220EK 91.9 Oldsmar, Florida 30 D FCC

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


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