WLJS-FM

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WLJS-FM
WLJS-FM logo.png
City Jacksonville, Alabama
Broadcast area Jacksonville State University
Branding 92J
Slogan "Your Cure for Common Radio"
Frequency 91.9 FM
First air date September 29, 1975
Format Public/College
ERP 610 watts
HAAT 312 meters (1024 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 4300
Transmitter coordinates 33°50′12″N 85°43′59″W / 33.83667°N 85.73306°W / 33.83667; -85.73306
Callsign meaning We Love Jacksonville State[1]
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner Board of Trustees, Jacksonville State University
Webcast http://jsustream.serverroom.net:5758/WLJS_Live
Website http://www.jsu.edu/radio

WLJS-FM (91.9 FM, "92J") is the student-run non-commercial educational college radio station of Jacksonville State University. The station was established for the purpose of giving students an environment in which they could learn to be radio broadcasters. WLJS is maintained by the JSU Department of Communication, which is also the parent organization of the campus newspaper, The Chanticleer, and the Mimosa yearbook. WLJS is located in Self Hall, home to JSU's Department of Communication.

Programming[edit]

WLJS-FM was first chartered on September 29, 1975, and currently operates under the branding "92-J". Broadcasting at 6,000 watts, the station is an auxiliary National Public Radio member station which provides the university and surrounding communities with news and music programming, and is the flagship station for all JSU major sporting events. In that capacity, the station broadcasts JSU football, baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball.

During the morning and mid-day weekdays, the station is mostly dedicated to programming from NPR and American Public Media, including Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Performance Today. Weekend public radio offerings include Car Talk, Sunday Baroque and Weekend Edition Sunday. At 11:00 am CST Monday through Friday the students of Jacksonville State University take over the broadcasting. From 11:00am-4:00pm the newest DJs play the station rotation, a collection of mainstream, indie, and local artists. At 5:00pm the Specialty Shows begin.

Awards[edit]

2011 - Nominated for Most Improved Station by College Music Journal

2011 - Voted #1 Rock Station in Alabama by www.plugrooster.com

2011 - Voted #1 Rock Station in US by www.plugrooster.com


References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (October 18, 2008). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved October 31, 2008. 

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