WCRJ
Broadcast areaJacksonville area
Frequency88.1 MHz
BrandingThe Joy FM 88.1
Programming
FormatChristian AC
Ownership
OwnerRadio Training Network
History
First air date
1984 (as WNCM)
Former call signs
WNCM (1984-1993)
Technical information
Facility ID48390
ClassC3
ERP8,000 watts
HAAT151 meters (495 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°16′34.00″N 81°33′53″W / 30.2761111°N 81.56472°W / 30.2761111; -81.56472
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteflorida.thejoyfm.com

WCRJ (88.1 FM, "The Joy FM 88.1") is a Christian radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. Owned by Radio Training Network, it broadcasts a Christian AC format as part of its The Joy FM network,

History

Prior to 1993, WCRJ was WNCM-FM.[1] The station switched from country music to talk radio in 1995.[2]

88.1 was originally owned by The River Educational Media; until 2011, it was home to The Promise, which was first launched by Concord Media Group on 106.5 FM and was later purchased by Salem Communications. Salem then sold the signal to Cox Radio in 2006 (in which they flipped that station to a simulcast of WOKV, now WXXJ), and The River agreed to take the Promise name and format, under a lease management agreement with The Promise Educational Media Inc.

In 2011, The River sold WCRJ to the Educational Media Foundation, which switched the station to its satellite-based K-Love network on May 1, 2011.

On August 1, 2018, after being sold to Radio Training Network, WCRJ flipped from the EMF's Air1 network to RTN's state-wide "The Joy FM" network.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Stark, Phyllis (April 29, 1995). "Vox Jox". Billboard. 107 (17): 92.
  3. ^ "Joy-FM Comes To Jacksonville". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2021-04-22.