WHJT
CityKearney Park, Mississippi
Broadcast areaJackson, Mississippi
Frequency93.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding93.5 The Legend
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatClassic country
SubchannelsHD2: Blues "Blues 93.1"
Ownership
OwnerNew South Radio, Inc. (since 2017)
WIIN, WJKK, WUSJ, WYOY
History
First air date
1974[1]
Call sign meaning
Hollis and Julia Todd (station founders)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID43180
ClassC3
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT114 meters (374 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
32°26′49″N 90°18′8″W / 32.44694°N 90.30222°W / 32.44694; -90.30222
Translator(s)HD2: 93.1 W225BK (Cedar Hills)
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Website935thelegend.com
HD2: blues931.com

WHJT (93.5 FM, "93.5 The Legend) is an American radio station licensed to serve Kearney Park, Mississippi, United States. The station was owned and operated by Mississippi College until 2017. Its studios and transmitter were based on campus from the Aven Fine Arts Building.

Mississippi College sold WHJT to New South Radio in March 2017. The station's new 12,000-watt transmitter is located off Highway 49, in Pocahontas. Its new studio is located at 265 Highpoint Drive, in Ridgeland.

WHJT had previously broadcast a contemporary Christian format to the Jackson, Mississippi, area from Easter Sunday 1989 until midnight on July 31, 2017.[3] On July 31, WHJT changed its format from Christian contemporary to classic country, and is now branded as "93.5 The Legend" (format moved from Flinn Broadcasting-owned WJXN-FM 100.9 Utica, which began stunting).[4]

The station was assigned the call sign "WHJT" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[5]

WHJT-HD2

On July 14, 2021 WHJT launched a blues format on its HD2 subchannel, branded as "Blues 93.1" (format moved from WIIN 780 AM Ridgeland, which flipped to rhythmic oldies).[6]

References

  1. ^ "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1976. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1976. p. C-108.
  2. ^ "Obituaries: Dr. Julia McAmis Todd". The Clarion Ledger. September 15, 2006. Retrieved October 20, 2011. Along with her husband, Dr. Todd started the radio station at Mississippi College... the FCC chose "WHJT" which stands for Hollis and Julia Todd, the founders.
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Legend On the Move in Jackson, MS Radioinsight - July 25, 2017
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  6. ^ The Box Opens In Jackson Radioinsight - July 14, 2021