WJCT-FM
Frequency89.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWJCT News 89.9
Programming
FormatPublic radio
News/Talk
SubchannelsHD1: WJCT-FM analog
HD2: Classical 24 (Classical music)
HD3: Anthology (Classic hits)
HD4: "The Independent" (AAA)
AffiliationsNPR
Ownership
OwnerWJCT, Inc.
TV: WJCT
History
First air date
1972
Call sign meaning
W Jacksonville Community Television
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID73125
ClassC1
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT251 meters (823 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°16′51.8″N 81°34′11.9″W / 30.281056°N 81.569972°W / 30.281056; -81.569972
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Websitenews.wjct.org
WJCT-HD2 Online
WJCT-HD3 Online
WJCT-HD4 Online
WJCT Studios, February 2021
WJCT Studios, February 2021

WJCT-FM (89.9 MHz) is a public radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. Owned by WJCT, Inc., it is an NPR member station. It shares studios with its sister PBS station WJCT (channel 7) on Festival Park Avenue, near TIAA Bank Field in Downtown Jacksonville's Stadium District. Its transmitter facilities are located on Hogan Road in the city's Killarney Shores area.

HD Radio

WJCT broadcasts in HD Radio; it broadcasts three full-time subchannels, Classical 24 on HD2— which carries classical music, Anthology on HD3 - which carries classic hits, and "The Independent" on HD4 - which carries adult album alternative.

From September to November 2019, the station ran a country music subchannel, Pop-Up Country, on HD4, as a tie-in to Ken Burns' PBS documentary series Country Music.[1]

On July 13, 2020, WJCT-FM converted from its previous mix of news and music into an all-news/talk format with its music programs moved to its HD radio subchannels. On this date, the station became known as WJCT News 89.9.[2]

On April 28, 2022, WJCT-FM's HD4 subchannel changed its format from lounge as "Electro Lounge Radio" to adult album alternative as "The Independent"[3]

References

  1. ^ "WJCT Launches Pop-Up Channel For Ken Burns Country Music Series". RadioInsight. 2019-09-13. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ WJCT to Convert 89.9 FM to All News/Talk Format and Change Name on July 13, 2020. WJCT.org. June 4, 2020. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ "An Independent AAA Launched On HD In Jacksonville". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-04-28.