WJKD

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WJKD
WJKD logo.jpg
City Vero Beach, Florida
Broadcast area Vero Beach area
Branding 99.7 Jack FM
Slogan Playing What We Want
Frequency 99.7 MHz
First air date March 27, 1992 (as WWDO)
Format Adult Hits
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 134 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 70001
Transmitter coordinates 27°44′7.00″N 80°27′27.00″W / 27.7352778°N 80.4575000°W / 27.7352778; -80.4575000
Callsign meaning W JacK FloriDa
Former callsigns WWDO (1992-1995)
WPAW (1995-2001)
WGNX (2001-2006)
Affiliations Jack FM
Owner Treasure & Space Coast Radio
(Vero Beach Broadcasters, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 997jackfm.com

WJKD (99.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Jack FM format. Licensed to Vero Beach, Florida, USA, the station is currently licensed to Vero Beach Broadcasters, LLC. 99.7 went on the air on March 27, 1992, as WWDO FM. From 1995-2001, the station consisted of a country music format, and branded itself as Panther Country 99.7, with the call letters, WPAW. On March 5, 2001, the station changed to an 1980s hits format. It rebranded itself as 99.7 GNX, to reflect the new call letters WGNX, and its slogan "The music of Generation X". In 2003, WGNX added a few hits from the 1970s and 1990s to its playlist, making it more like a variety station, although its music format continued to be, for the most part, the same. In 2004, WGNX tried a daring move by starting up a new radio show that featured alternative rock music on Saturday nights. However, the idea did not go over well, and the station cancelled the show. In December, 2006, WGNX rebranded itself as 997 Jack FM, and changed its call letters to WJKD. Jack FM's playlist features hit music across multiple genres (mostly pop and rock) from the 1960s to present-day. Their slogan, Playing What We Want, promotes Jack FM as having a larger playlist with more variety than most commercial radio stations, thus giving the station a reason not to take requests from its listeners.[1]

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  1. ^ "WJKD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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