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City Jackson, Michigan
Branding Foundation Radio; Soft & Easy 88.5
Slogan Where Community Matters
Frequency 88.5 MHz
First air date December 2003[1]
Format defunct; was Adult Standards
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 34 meters (112 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 93649
Transmitter coordinates 42°16′22″N 84°21′27″W / 42.27278°N 84.35750°W / 42.27278; -84.35750
Owner Great Lakes Community Broadcasting
Sister stations WAQQ
Website http://www.foundationradio.org

WJKQ (88.5 FM) was a radio station licensed to serve Jackson, Michigan. The station was owned by Great Lakes Community Broadcasting.

The station formerly aired a commercial-free Oldies format with some Christian religious programming; it was then off the air for several months but later returned to the air with the automated, commercial-free adult standards/oldies/light music feed from the Society for Accurate Information and Distribution (SAID) Foundation, with breaks for locally oriented community programming. It also broadcast public service programming from NASA, USDA, CDC, etc.

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since May 8, 2003.[2]

The station was in the process of being donated to the SAID Foundation pending FCC approval. The SAID Foundation took over operations of the station in early 2008 and operated it under the name Foundation Radio, where community matters. In February 2012, it was announced that the station was being purchased by Jackson Lansing Catholic Radio for $14,000.

On June 13, 2012, the Federal Communications Commission announced that all licenses associated with Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, including WJKQ, has been cancelled, due to false claims that the group built a series of stations and repeaters. The cancellation of WJKQ's license has been retroactive to June 5, 2005. With this cancellation order, the FCC orders Great Lakes Community Broadcasting to cease operations of all its stations immediately.[3]


  1. ^ "WJKQ FM 88.5 Jackson Profile". Michiguide.com - Michigan's Radio & TV Broadcast Guide.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  3. ^ FCC document: Letter of cancellation decision to James McCluskey, Ph.D., Great Lakes Community Broadcasting, Inc., June 13, 2012.