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WVFJ-FM
WVFJ TheJoyfm93.3-102.1 logo.png
CityGreenville, Georgia
Broadcast areaAtlanta, Georgia
Macon, Georgia
Frequency93.3 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding93.3 & 102.1 The JOY FM
Programming
FormatContemporary Christian
SubchannelsHD2: Christian worship
Ownership
OwnerRadio Training Network
History
First air date
1981; 41 years ago (1981)
Former call signs
  • WFDR-FM (1978-1981)
  • WQCK (1981-1983)
Call sign meaning
Victory For Jesus
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID53679
ClassC0
ERP38,000 watts
57,000 watts (CP)
HAAT491 meters (1,611 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
33°5′10.4″N 84°46′9.7″W / 33.086222°N 84.769361°W / 33.086222; -84.769361Coordinates: 33°5′10.4″N 84°46′9.7″W / 33.086222°N 84.769361°W / 33.086222; -84.769361
Translator(s)See § Translators
Repeater(s)See § Repeaters
Links
Public license information
Profile
LMS
WebcastListen live
Websitegeorgia.thejoyfm.com

WVFJ-FM (93.3 FM, "The JOY FM") is a Christian radio station that serves southwestern metro Atlanta and western central Georgia, and has listeners in the nearby metro areas of Columbus, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama, and to some extent west of Macon, Georgia. Its city of license is Greenville, Georgia. The WVFJ studio is located in Tyrone, Georgia. It broadcasts a Contemporary Christian format.

History

The station was originally known as WFDR-FM, the sister station to WFDR AM 1370, which still shares Manchester as its city of license. The stations' broadcast callsign is a reference to former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had his Little White House vacation home in nearby Warm Springs, Georgia. The callsign was issued on the first day of December 1978. On the last day of October 1981 it became WQCK, and two years later adopted its current callsign on July 7.

On February 13, 1981, Atlanta businessman Bill Watkins and his wife Joyce founded Provident Broadcasting Company in order to create a broadcast ministry for the benefit of Christian believers and those seeking spiritual inspiration. WVFJ, then called "The Joy FM", was their first station in this new ministry. In 1998, J93.3 moved its radio studios from the small community of Manchester, Georgia into Atlanta market as metro Atlanta's first contemporary-Christian radio station. The transmitter was moved to just outside Greenville, Georgia.

The station was owned and operated by Provident Broadcasting Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Watkins Associated Industries, Incorporated. Their stated mission is to provide wholesome family programming filled with joy, hope, and encouragement.

In March 2011, WVFJ became officially owned by Radio Training Network. One of the changes under new ownership is that after 30 years, WVFJ is now-listener supported instead of advertiser supported. In May, WVFJ is expected to add 11,000 watts to its power and be officially a noncommercial station. Through HD radio and broadcast translators, WVFJ is planning to make other improvements to their signal in the Atlanta media market, although the power increase actually adds a minimal amount of broadcast range.

The station is currently retransmitted on W270AS 101.9 in Carrollton to the northwest and W231AO 94.1 in Columbus to the southwest, all located southwest of Atlanta in western Georgia. It is also listed as the primary station for 120 other translator applications filed by Edgewater Broadcasting in 2003, in what was called the "Great Translator Invasion".[1] All of these are in western Georgia and eastern Alabama.

On December 1, 2011, J93 became The JOY FM. [2] For the 2011 holidays, it was broadcasting all Christmas music, competing with Christian station WFSH-FM 104.7, and secular WSB-FM 98.5, both from Atlanta.

A new CP to help them improve their signal in Atlanta is shown on the FCC database. Once built, WVFJ will broadcast with 57,000 watts of power. To learn more about it visit: https://fccdata.org/?facid=53679

Repeaters

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID Class ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Transmitter coordinates
WWWD[1] 102.1 FM Bolingbroke, Georgia 86172 A 4,500 115 m (377 ft) 32°54′30.5″N 83°46′36.7″W / 32.908472°N 83.776861°W / 32.908472; -83.776861 (WWWD)
WLKQ-HD2 102.3-2 FM (HD) Buford, Georgia 36350 A 4,200 119 m (390 ft) 34°7′16.4″N 83°58′34.7″W / 34.121222°N 83.976306°W / 34.121222; -83.976306 (WLKQ-HD2)
WCON-HD2 99.3-2 FM (HD) Cornelia, Georgia 25814 C1 100,000 246 m (807 ft) 34°31′24.4″N 83°40′45.6″W / 34.523444°N 83.679333°W / 34.523444; -83.679333 (WCON-HD2)

Translators

Contemporary Christian music

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info Notes
W271CF 102.1 Phenix City, Alabama 151095 210 117 m (384 ft) D FCC LMS Relays WVFJ-FM
W262AL 100.3 Gainesville, Georgia 151815 105 128 m (420 ft) D FCC LMS Relays WCON-HD2
W223CQ 92.5 Lawrenceville, Georgia 67214 250 60 m (200 ft) D FCC LMS Relays WLKQ-HD2
W261BG 100.1 Morrow, Georgia 153974 5 133.6 m (438 ft) D FCC LMS Relays WVFJ-FM

Christian worship

Broadcast translators of WVFJ-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W270AS 101.9 Carrollton, Georgia 150826 10 177.1 m (581 ft) D FCC LMS

See also

References

  1. ^ "JOY Comes to Macon |".

External links

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