WXRI

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WXRI (Joy FM)
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
ClassC2
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."

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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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