WQJJ-LP

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WQJJ-LP
WQQQ-LP radio logo.png
City Jasper, Alabama
Branding 101.9 Fox-FM
Slogan "Classic Top-40"
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date 2005
Format Adult Contemporary/Oldies
ERP 100 watts
HAAT 19 meters
Class L1
Facility ID 135721
Transmitter coordinates 33°50′50″N 87°17′7″W / 33.84722°N 87.28528°W / 33.84722; -87.28528
Former frequencies 97.7 MHz (2005-2013)
100.1 MHz (2013-2016)
Owner North Alabama Public Service Broadcasters
Webcast Listen Live - (Winamp)
Listen Live - (WMP)
Website worldwidefm.com

WQJJ-LP (101.9 FM, "101.9 Fox-FM") is an American low-power FM radio station - the only FM radio station licensed to serve the community of Jasper, Alabama, by the Federal Communications Commission. WQJJ-LP broadcasts locally from Jasper as a "live and local" radio station with a radio studio located within the city and with a live person on-site 24 hours daily. WQJJ-LP is also the area's only local radio station (AM or FM) that is still owned and operated by its original owners, North Alabama Public Service Broadcasters.[1]

History[edit]

The station was applied for by its current owners, North Alabama Public Service Broadcasters, during August 2000. A Jasper native, Brett Elmore, was selected as station manager under its owners. The station was assigned the WQJJ-LP call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on December 30, 2003.[1]

The second-oldest LPFM station in Alabama, WQJJ-LP originally went on the air during January 2005. Elmore managed the station for almost three years and resigned due to FCC regulations preventing his involvement in more than one radio station of different classes. Because of this, WQJJ-LP temporarily went silent in mid-April 2008. WQJJ-LP was completely rebuilt and returned to the air under management of the original owners on June 18, 2008.[2]

Due to management's extreme dedication to serving "The Good of Our Community" (another of the station's slogans), during, and for more than five days following the April 27, 2011, tornado outbreak which wiped out several local areas, WQJJ-LP was the only broadcast facility in Walker County to still be on the air and serving the local community. As all other Walker County broadcast stations were inoperative during this time, WQJJ-LP management sought and obtained special temporary authority from the FCC to increase power for the duration of the emergency situation.

On December 25, 2012, the station changed frequencies from its original 97.7 MHz to 100.1 MHz. Due to severe interference received from a new Birmingham FM translator, also authorized to operate on 100.1 MHz., the station relocated again effective February 29, 2016 to 101.9 MHz for a greatly improved and interference free signal.

WQJJ-LP is now known as "101.9 Fox-FM" and airs an Adult Contemporary/Oldies music format, the first in America to be trademarked as "Classic Top-40".[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "FM History Profile: WQJJ". Alabama Broadcast Media Page. Retrieved September 21, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Alabama LPFM & Translators". Alabama Broadcast Media Page. Retrieved May 21, 2008. 

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