KJOY
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Broadcast areaCentral California
Frequency99.3 MHz
Branding99.3 KJOY
Programming
FormatAdult contemporary
Ownership
Owner
KATM, KDJK, KESP, KHOP, KHKK, KWIN, KWNN
History
First air date
June 15, 1968; 54 years ago (1968-06-15)
Former call signs
KJAX (1968–1989)
Technical information
Facility ID32215
ClassA
ERP4,000 watts
HAAT98 meters (322 ft)
Links
WebcastListen live
Website993kjoy.com

KJOY (99.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station in Stockton, California. The station is owned by Cumulus Media and broadcasts an adult contemporary radio format, switching to Christmas music for much of November and December.[1] The radio studios and offices are on Transworld Drive in Stockton. It uses the slogan "Lite Rock, Less Talk."

KJOY has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 4,000 watts. The transmitter is off West Lane in Stockton, near the Calaveras River.[2]

History

On June 15, 1968; 54 years ago (1968-06-15), the station first signed on. Its original call sign was KJAX. Owned by Joseph Gamble Stations Inc., it was the FM sister station to KJOY (1280 AM, now KWSX).[3] On November 15, 1989, KJAX changed its call letters to KJOY-FM.[4][5]

On June 26, 1998, Joseph Gamble Stations sold KJOY to Silverado Broadcasting, headed by Ron Miller, for $3.6 million.[6][7] In February 2003, Silverado sold four stations, including KJOY, to Citadel Broadcasting for $25.5 million.[8] On March 10, 2011, Cumulus Media purchased Citadel for $2.4 billion.[9] The deal closed on September 16, 2011 following a review of the deal by the Federal Communications Commission and divestitures required to comply with ownership limits.[10][11]

References

  1. ^ "Cumulus/Modesto-Stockton Dir./Production Dan Kennedy Passes Away At 48". All Access. All Access Music Group. May 17, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/KJOY
  3. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). 1970 Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1970. p. B-30. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. December 4, 1989. p. 114. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Call Sign History: KJOY". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Dealing for Dollars: TV and radio top sellers in 1998" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. R.R. Bowker. February 15, 1999. p. 52. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Money For Something" (PDF). Radio & Records. January 8, 1999. p. 66. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "Transactions at a Glance" (PDF). Radio & Records. February 7, 2003. p. 5. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Bond, Paul (March 10, 2011). "Cumulus Media to Buy Citadel Broadcasting in $2.4 Billion Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Cumulus will be digesting Citadel fast, once it takes over in late Q3". Radio-Info.com. March 14, 2011. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  11. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. American City Business Journals. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.

Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 121°17′20″W / 37.992°N 121.289°W / 37.992; -121.289