KJJP
Frequency105.7 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingHigh Plains Public Radio
Programming
FormatPublic radio; News, Classical music, Jazz
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
American Public Media
Public Radio International
WFMT
Ownership
Owner
  • Kanza Society, Inc.
  • (Kanza Society, Inc.)
History
First air date
December 6, 1991[1]
Former call signs
KAEZ (1991-2004)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID33273
ClassC2
ERP43,000 watts
HAAT160 meters (520 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
35°17′33″N 101°50′48″W / 35.29250°N 101.84667°W / 35.29250; -101.84667 (KJJP)
Links
WebcastStream
Websitehppr.org

KJJP (105.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Amarillo, Texas. The station is owned by Kanza Society, Inc., and is an affiliate of the High Plains Public Radio network.

History

The station began broadcasting December 6, 1991, airing an easy listening format, and held the call sign KAEZ.[1][3] It adopted a soft AC format in 1993.[4] In 1999, the station was sold to KXOJ, Inc. for $750,000, and it adopted a Christian contemporary format.[5][6] The station was branded "The Breeze".[7]

In 2004, the station was sold to Kanza Society Inc. for $1.25 million and it became an affiliate of High Plains Public Radio.[8][9] On October 8, 2004, its call sign was changed to KJJP.[2] Although Amarillo is the largest urban center in the HPPR coverage area, this was the first time most of the area had received a clear signal from an NPR station. The region had already been served by HPPR repeater KTXP in nearby Bushland, but it operates at only 1,000 watts to protect West Texas A&M University's KWTS at 91.1 FM. KTXP's signal was so weak that HPPR had to install a low-powered translator serving Amarillo itself at 94.9 FM.

References

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1993, Broadcasting & Cable, 1993. p. B-339. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  3. ^ "Format Changes", The M Street Journal. Vol. 8, No. 50. December 16, 1991. p. 1. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  4. ^ "Format Changes", The M Street Journal. Vol. 10, No. 9. March 3, 1993. p. 2. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "Transactions", Radio & Records. September 17, 1999. pp. 6, 8. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 16, No. 46. November 17, 1999. p. 2. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "The Breeze 105.7". KAEZ. Archived from the original on September 28, 2002. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  8. ^ "Transactions", Radio Business Report. Volume 21, Issue 116. June 15, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  9. ^ "Signal Map". High Plains Public Radio. Archived from the original on December 6, 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2019.