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City Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
Branding 105 Jamz
Slogan The Island's Phattest Flava
Frequency 105.3 FM (MHz)
First air date December 23, 1985
Format Mainstream Urban/Reggae, Calypso music
ERP 30,200 Watts
HAAT 483 meters (1586 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 62113
Transmitter coordinates 18°21′33″N 64°58′18″W / 18.35917°N 64.97167°W / 18.35917; -64.97167
Callsign meaning W V JamZ
Former callsigns WVGN (1985-1998)
Owner Ackley Media Group
Sister stations WVWI, WWKS, WIVI
Website http://www.amg.vi/

WVJZ (105.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands. The station is licensed to GARK LLC which is wholly owned by Gordon P. Ackley as part of the Ackley Media Group. It airs an Mainstream Urban and Reggae music format.[1]

Lonely Planet's guide to the Virgin Islands describes this station as "the station for continuous R&B" in the USVI.[2]

The Federal Communications Commission assigned the WVGN call letters to this station on December 23, 1985. It held this call sign until switching to the current WVJZ call letters on June 15, 1998.[3]


GARK LLC, originally a partnership between Gordon Ackley and Randolph Knight, was acquired solely by Gordon Ackley in April 2006 when Ackley bought out Knight's 50% interest for an undisclosed sum.[4] GARK LLC is the licensee of WVJZ as well as sister stations WVWI and WWKS. Local press coverage pegged the sale price "in the neighborhood of $4.3 million" for the three-station combo.[5]

Translator stations[edit]

Broadcast translators of WVJZ
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
FCC info
W276CH 103.1 FM Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands 10 FCC


  1. ^ "Fall 2007 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ Peffer, Randall (2001). Virgin Islands. Oakland, California: Lonely Planet. p. 41. ISBN 0-86442-735-2. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ BIA Financial Networks (2006-05-01). "Deals". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  5. ^ Pennington, Shaun A. (2006-04-28). "Knight to Sell Radio One, KISS and JAMZ". St. Thomas Source. Retrieved December 25, 2007. 

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