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CityWinston-Salem, North Carolina
Broadcast areaPiedmont Triad
BrandingJoy FM Real Music
SloganReal Music. Real Life.
Frequency91.3 MHz
FormatSouthern Gospel
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT66.0 meters
Facility ID53100
Transmitter coordinates36°8′6.00″N 80°30′14.00″W / 36.1350000°N 80.5038889°W / 36.1350000; -80.5038889
AffiliationsSalem Communications
OwnerPositive Alternative Radio
Sister stationsWJYJ, WTTX-FM, WTJY
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteOfficial website

WXRI (91.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel format. Licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, the station serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Positive Alternative Radio and features programming from Salem Communications.[1][2]

It is the flagship station of a network of full-power stations and translators, spilling into parts of six radio markets in four states—the Triad, Charlotte, Roanoke/Lynchburg, the Tri-Cities, Southside Virginia, Harrisonburg/Staunton. The full-power satellites include WTJY 89.5 FM in Asheboro, North Carolina, WJYJ 88.1 FM in Hickory, North Carolina, WTTX-FM in Appomattox, Virginia, WRFE in Chesterfield, South Carolina and WODY in Martinsville, Virginia. Collectively, these stations are known as "Joy FM. Real Music. Real Life."


In Spring 1997, WXRI signed on in East Bend, playing such artists as The Perrys and The Gaithers.[3]

In 1999 and 2000, Joy FM of Winston-Salem, also heard on WPIR in 1999 and WTJY by 2000, was named National Southern Gospel Station of the Year by the Southern Gospel Music Association.[4][5]

In 2010, The Gospel Music Association presented Joy FM with Radio Station of the Year at the Dove Awards, held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.


  1. ^ "WXRI Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WXRI Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ Todd Lotz, "Where to Find the Best in Christian Music," Greensboro News & Record, January 15, 1998.
  4. ^ "Business Milestones," Winston-Salem Journal, June 7, 1999.
  5. ^ "Business Milestones," Winston-Salem Journal, June 5, 2000.

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