WKSJ-FM

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WKSJ-FM
WKSJ-FM logo.png
City Mobile, Alabama
Broadcast area Mobile, Alabama
Pensacola, Florida
Branding 95 KSJ
Slogan "Country's Home On The Gulf Coast"
Frequency 94.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date April 12, 1971[1]
Format Country
HD2: Classic Country
ERP 100,000 watts (with beam tilt)
HAAT 520.5 meters (1708 feet)
Class C
Facility ID 53145
Transmitter coordinates 30°36′45″N 87°38′43″W / 30.61250°N 87.64528°W / 30.61250; -87.64528
Former callsigns WZAM-FM[1]
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WMXC, WNTM, WRKH, WTKX-FM, WRGV
Webcast Listen Live
Website 95ksj.com

WKSJ-FM (94.9 FM, "95 KSJ") is a radio station licensed to serve Mobile, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and the broadcast license is held by CC Licenses, LLC. Its studios are located inside the building of unrelated television station WKRG on Broadcast Drive in Mobile, and the transmitter is near Robertsdale, Alabama.

WKSJ-FM broadcasts a country music format to the Mobile metropolitan area.[2]

NOTABLE PROGRAMMING INCLUDES: Dan & Shelby and the 95KSJ Breakfast Club on mornings featuring Uncle Henry, Colton Bradford, and Dr. Cory, Bill Black on middays, Jason Taylor on afternoons, Scot Chestnut on nights, and the syndicated After Midnite with Blair Garner from Premiere Radio Networks overnight.[3]

History[edit]

Launch[edit]

On April 21, 1971, this station signed on as WZAM-FM under the ownership of Broadcast Enterprises, Inc., (who had in turn acquired it from the original permit holders Duke Broadcasting Co. on November 1, 1970) with 31,000 watts of power at 94.9 MHz.[1] In 1972, the station changed its callsign to WKSJ.[4] In 1974, the licensee changed to Capitol Broadcasting Corp.[5] Later in the 1970s, former AM sister station WZAM (now WIJD) changed its callsign to WKSJ which forced a change in this station's call letters to the current WKSJ-FM.[6]

For legal and accounting purposes, the licensee of WKSJ-FM applied to the FCC to shift the license from Capitol Broadcasting Corp. (A West Virginia Corporation) to Capitol Broadcasting Corp. (An Alabama Corporation) in December 1985. The transfer was approved by the FCC on December 24, 1985.[7]

1990s[edit]

In May 1992, Capitol Broadcasting Corporation agreed to sell this station to Franklin Communications Partners, L.P. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 16, 1992, and the transaction was consummated on September 30, 1992.[8]

In October 1993, Franklin Communications Partners, L.P., reached an agreement to sell this station to WAVH-FM, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 13, 1993, and the transaction was consummated on February 15, 1994.[9] This would prove to be a very short-lived ownership as in January 1994, WAVH-FM, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Pourtales Radio Partnership. The deal was approved by the FCC on February 10, 1994, and the transaction was consummated on February 14, 1994.[10]

In January 1996, Pourtales Radio Partnership reached an agreement to sell this station to Gardner Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 28, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on June 10, 1996.[11] This ownership stint would also prove short-lived as in March 1996, Gardner Broadcasting, Inc., reached an agreement to sell this station to Capitol Broadcasting Company, LLC. The deal was approved by the FCC on May 8, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on May 31, 1996.[12]

In April 1997, Capitol Broadcasting Company, LLC, reached an agreement to sell this station to Clear Channel Radio License, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 21, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on December 31, 1997.[13]

The Breakfast Club[edit]

WKSJ's morning show has always been known as "The Breakfast Club" since the station hit airwaves in 1971. The longest running hosts of the morning program are Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell. Dan and Shelby premiered in 2000. The morning show also features:

Uncle Henry, notable talk radio personality
Colton Bradford, rising radio & television personality
Dr. Cory, Nashville News columnist


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Facilities of Radio". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-7. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Radio Stations: Alabama". After Midnite with Blair Garner. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Facilities of Radio". 1973 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1973. p. B-7. 
  5. ^ "The Facilities of Radio". 19 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 19. p. B-7.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19851216GZ)". FCC Media Bureau. December 24, 1985. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19920513GM)". FCC Media Bureau. September 30, 1992. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19931025GL)". FCC Media Bureau. February 15, 1994. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19940107GI)". FCC Media Bureau. February 14, 1994. 
  11. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19960111GX)". FCC Media Bureau. June 10, 1996. 
  12. ^ "Application Search Details ()". FCC Media Bureau. May 31, 1996. 
  13. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19970408GO)". FCC Media Bureau. December 31, 1997. 

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