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City Ishpeming, Michigan
Broadcast area [1]
Branding Big Country 92.3 WJPD
Slogan Today's Hit Country and your all-time Favorites!
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date 1975
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 155 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 24449
Callsign meaning John Paul David
Former callsigns WJPD-FM (1975-11/15/92)
Owner Sovereign Communications
Website wjpd.com

WJPD (92.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Ishpeming, Michigan broadcasting a country music format. It serves the Marquette area. It can be heard as far east as Newberry, as far north as Thunder Bay, as far west as Bergland, and as far south as Ludington.


The station carries Premiere Radio Network's syndicated 'Big D & Bubba', every weekday morning from 6am to 10am. Following Big D & Bubba is Mid-Days with Steve Cassidy, airing Monday-Saturday from 10am to 3pm. 'The Drive Home' is hosted by Iain Black, and airs Monday-Friday from 3pm to 7pm. Winding down the day is Dial Global's syndicated Lia Knight program, which airs Monday-Friday from 7pm to midnight. BIG Country 92.3 WJPD has long been the dominant station in Marquette County, maintaining a 33 share in the latest County-by-County ratings.

BIG Country 92.3 WJPD's Program Director and News/Sports Director is Eric Tasson (Ryan Erickson), Brodie Woodward (Iain Black) is the station's Production Director/Film Critic, and Joey D is the station's Music Director.

Other Programming on BIG Country 92.3 WJPD includes:

Thunder Road with Steve Mitchell - Saturday Morning's at 7am.

Retro Country USA with Ken Cooper - Sunday Morning's at 9am.

The Crook & Chase Countdown - Sunday Morning's at 11am.

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters WJPD were previously assigned to an AM station in Ishpeming. It began broadcasting November 16, 1947, on 1240 kHz with 250 W power.[1]


  1. ^ "Ishpeming Station, WJPD, Starts on 250 w Fulltime" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 17, 1947. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 


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Coordinates: 46°30′50″N 87°28′59″W / 46.514°N 87.483°W / 46.514; -87.483