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City Gluckstadt, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jackson, Mississippi
Branding Y101.7
Slogan Jackson's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 101.7 MHz
First air date 1983 (as WZXQ)
August 1996 (as WYOY)
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 139 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 48647
Callsign meaning Y is used in "Y101" branding; YOY=101
Former callsigns WZXQ (1983-1986)
WEQZ (1986-1989)
WLIN (1989-1996)
Owner The Radio People
(New South Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WIIN, WJKK, WUSJ
Website y101.com

WYOY (101.7 FM, "Y101") is a Top 40 (CHR) station in Jackson, Mississippi. WYOY debuted in September, 1996, and gave the Jackson area its first Top 40 station since 1993. Its studios are located in Ridgeland and the transmitter site is in Raymond.


  • 6a-10a Y101 Morning Showgram with Carson and Bender
  • 10a-3p Cami
  • 3p-7p Charlie
  • General Manager - Gwen Rakestraw
  • Program Director - Carson
  • Assistant Program Director - Nate West
  • They run the American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest on Sundays at 6 am and 8 pm (repeat).

Former Staff Members[edit]

  • Nate West (currently US96.3)
  • Johnny O (currently at Q100 Atlanta, GA)
  • Lauren Rae (now a Physical Therapist Assistant in Texas)
  • Scott Steele (now with sister station US 96.3)
  • EJ Rivers (now working for the Jackson Zoo)
  • Mike Montana (currently at WRVR, Memphis, TN)
  • Mandy Morgan (currently at WRVR, Memphis, TN
  • Kevin Vaughan (currently Sales Manager at TAVCO Services, Inc., Austin, TX)
  • John Morris (currently working in fitness)
  • Chris Bender (currently at KVET in Austin, TX)
  • Bob Richards (currently at KBUL in Reno)
  • Brian Kelly (currently at Mix 93.3 Kansas City)
  • JC Cruz (currently resides in Austin, TX)
  • Kris Fisher (currently at HD 98.3 in Augusta, GA)
  • Tessa Hall (currently at DC101 in Washington, D.C.)
  • Dick O'Neil (currently General Manager of Entercom in Gainesville, FL)
  • Zak Tyler (currently at WGH in Norfolk, VA)

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Coordinates: 32°25′37″N 90°12′22″W / 32.427°N 90.206°W / 32.427; -90.206