WSJR

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This article is about the station in Scranton. For Saint Joseph's University's station, see WSJR (Saint Joseph's radio).
WSJR
WSJR (Nash FM 93.7) logo.png
City Dallas, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton, Pennsylvania
Branding Nash FM 93.7
Slogan Country for Life
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date 1988 (as WDLS)
Format Country
ERP 1,450 watts
HAAT 207 meters
Class A
Facility ID 43969
Callsign meaning W S JR 93.7 (previous branding)
Former callsigns WDLS (1988-1998)
WCTD (1998-2000)
WBSX (2000-2002)
WCWQ (2002-2004)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WARM, WBHD/WBHT, WBSX, WMGS
Webcast Listen Live
Website nashfm937.com

WSJR is a country music station in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania called "Nash FM 93.7" with the slogan "Country for Life." WSJR began broadcasting on Memorial Day 1989 as WDLS. It was operated by local broadcast engineer and bodybuilder Ron Schacht and his wife Denise for several years before being sold to a Carbondale radio group. The format was a mix of classic and contemporary country music with the emphasis on the classic country. The station was somewhat of an experimental lab as continuous experiments were done on antenna types, transmitter modifications and audio processing. During this time, it was considered the best sounding FM station in the area and placed heavy emphasis on its technical quality. The station had a small but dedicated staff and with the management and staff was quite successful. Originally it operated with an effective radiated power of 3000 watts but soon increased that to 6000 watts from its studio and transmitter location atop Plymouth Mountain. When it was sold by the original owners, Mountain Broadcasting, the studios were moved from the transmitter site to Clarks Summit, Pa, then to the Citadel complex on East Mountain in Wilkes Barre. The transmitter remained on Plymouth Mountain.The site was the original site of WMJW licensed to Nanticoke, Pa. on 92.1 but that station was relocated to Penobscot Mountain.

History[edit]

On February 24, 2012, WSJR rebranded from "JR 93.7" to "Great Country 93.7". At 3 PM on July 3, 2013, the station became "Nash FM 93.7." Station Program Directors included Mark (Stevens) Lindow, who left in early March of 2015. He was replaced by Mike Vincent, who officially started on April 1, 2015, and currently does weekday afternoons on the station. The station has undergone a major shift of energy and dynamic, with Vincent taking the station to a more contemporary and higher energy feel.

Broadcast schedule[edit]

Monday through Friday:

12a-6a : Kickin' It with Kix (with Kix Brooks of "Brooks and Dunn")

6a-10a : America's Morning Show (with Blair Garner, Kelly Ford, and Chuck Wicks)

10a - 3p : Dave Savage

3p-7p : The Drive Home with Mike Vincent

7p-12a : Nash Nights Live (With Shawn Parr)


Saturday:

12a-6a : Kickin' It with Kix (with Kix Brooks of "Brooks and Dunn")

6a-10a : American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

10a - 3p : Dave Savage

3p-7p : Mike Vincent

7p-12a : Nash Nights Live (With Shawn Parr)


Sunday:

12a-5a : Kickin' It with Kix (with Kix Brooks of "Brooks and Dunn")

5a - 6a : Sunday Morning Magazine

6a-10a: Mark Thomas

10a-2p : American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks

2p-7p : Kelly K.

7p-12a : Nash Nights Live (With Shawn Parr)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°15′43″N 75°58′01″W / 41.262°N 75.967°W / 41.262; -75.967