WJLG

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WJLG
City of license Savannah, Georgia
Broadcast area Savannah, Georgia
Branding AM 900 The Ticket
Slogan Savannah's Sports Station!
Frequency 900 kHz
First air date 1950 (as WJIV)
Format Sports
Power 4,350 watts day
152 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 71365
Transmitter coordinates 32°4′29.00″N 81°4′17.00″W / 32.0747222°N 81.0713889°W / 32.0747222; -81.0713889
Former callsigns WJIV (1950-1962)
WEAS (1962-1983 and 1987-1998)
WWJD (1983-1987)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Cumulus Media
(CUMULUS LICENSING LLC)
Sister stations WBMQ, WEAS-FM, WIXV-FM, WJCL-FM, WZAT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website 900theticket.com

WJLG (900 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to Savannah, Georgia, USA, the station serves the Savannah area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features programing from Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WJIV in 1950 as an R&B station. Upon changing to a country music format, the station changed its call sign to WEAS in 1960, with 5000 watts daytime (when co-owned station WEAS in Decatur, Georgia took the new call WGUN (Decatur is the home of two colleges, Emery and Agnes Scott, hence the WEAS call)) from a transmitter on Hutchinson Island in the Savannah River; then changed call sign again to WWJD on October 24, 1983. On June 28, 1987, the station changed its call sign to WEAS; then on October 26, 1998 to the current WJLG.[2] In 1961, the antenna was damaged in a storm and for several years had a weak signal. A new tower, to also support the new WEAS-FM antenna, improved coverage. A relocation of the transmitter to allow for development of a hotel and golf course, caused the station to reduce power from 5000 watts to 4350 watts.

Former on-air staff as WEAS[edit]

Norman H. "Lefty" Lindsey (1962-1967)

Everett Langford (1963-1967)(Chief Engineer 1965-1967)(also WEAS-FM)

Jay Allen Brimmer (1960-1965)(Chief Engineer 1960-1965)

Tex Lowther (1969-1975) The Bumper to Bumper Club

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