WLYJ (FM)

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WLYJ
Joy Christian Radio logo.jpg
Broadcast areaMeridian, Mississippi
Frequency98.9 MHz
BrandingJoy Christian Radio
Programming
FormatGospel music
Ownership
OwnerJoy Christian Ministries
History
First air date
July 31, 1981[1]
Former call signs
WYKK (1981-1982)[2]
WYKK-FM (1982-2005)[2]
WLKO (2005-2012)[2]
WMSO (2012-2018)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID54324
ClassC3
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT96 meters (315 ft)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://joychristianradio.com/

WLYJ (98.9 MHz) is a radio station licensed to Quitman, Mississippi, broadcasting a Gospel music format. It is owned by Joy Christian Ministries.[3]

History

The station began broadcasting on July 31, 1981, and held the call sign WYKK.[1] It aired an oldies format and originally broadcast at 98.3 MHz.[1] By 1986, the station had switched to a country music format, and was part of a simulcast with AM 1500 WBFN.[4] In 1991, the station's frequency was changed to 98.9 MHz.[5] The station was branded "K 98".[6]

In 2005, the station was sold to Educational Media Foundation for $500,000.[7][8][9] Its call sign was changed to WLKO and it became an affiliate of K-Love, airing a contemporary Christian format.[2][10][11] On February 20, 2012, the station's call sign was changed to WMSO, and it became an Air1 affiliate.[2][12][13]

On September 3, 2018, the station adopted a Gospel music format as an affiliate of Joy Christian Radio.[14] On December 21, 2018, the station's call sign was changed to WLYJ.[2] Effective May 13, 2019, Educational Media Foundation traded WLYJ to Joy Christian Ministries in exchange for 88.5 WKTH in Tullahoma, Tennessee.[15]

Simulcasts

WLYJ's programming is simulcast on WJGS 91.5 in Norwood, Georgia and WLYG 88.3 in Jasper, Georgia.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
WJGS 91.5 Norwood, Georgia 172173 3,000 70 m (230 ft) A FCC LMS
WLYG 88.3 Jasper, Georgia 90341 200 1 m (3.3 ft) A FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ a b c Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1982, Broadcasting, 1982. p. C-134. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  3. ^ FM Query Results: WLYJ, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1986, Broadcasting, 1986. p. B-161. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Facility/Parameters: Grants", The M Street Journal. Vol. 8, No. 45. November 11, 1991. p. 3. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "K 98". WYKK. Archived from the original on November 11, 1998. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  7. ^ "Deals", Broadcasting & Cable. December 12, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Carnegie, Jim. "RBR's Morning Epaper", Radio Business Report. December 2, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Application Search Details – BALH-20041201ARG, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Station List". K-Love. Archived from the original on November 7, 2005. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "K-LOVE Master Station List". K-Love. Archived from the original on December 6, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Air1 Station List". Air1. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  13. ^ "Master Station List". Air1. Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "About Us", Joy Christian Radio. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "EMF Makes a 'Joy'-Filled Swap", Radio & Television Business Report. February 19, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.

External links

Coordinates: 32°03′51″N 88°43′27″W / 32.06417°N 88.72417°W / 32.06417; -88.72417

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