WJDX
WJDX AM620 logo.png
CityJackson, Mississippi
Broadcast areaJackson, Mississippi
Frequency620 kHz
BrandingAM 620
Programming
FormatNews talk/Sports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
ABC News Radio
NBC News Radio
WJTV
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WJDX-FM, WSFZ, WSTZ-FM, WMSI-FM, WHLH
History
First air date
1929
Former call signs
WJDX (1929–1990)
WJDS (1990–1998)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID59817
ClassB
Power5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
32°22′56″N 90°11′26″W / 32.38222°N 90.19056°W / 32.38222; -90.19056
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://wjdx.iheart.com/

WJDX (620 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Jackson, Mississippi. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications until September 2014) and licensed to iHM Licenses, LLC. It airs a news/talk/sports format.[2]

Mississippi Sports This Morning, which is now airing on WJQS is the station's flagship local program. It aired during WJDX's morning drive slot without interruption from 1998 to 2020. It is currently hosted by Doug Colson and Jay White. It is the longest running daily sports talk program in Mississippi radio history.

WJDX also serves as the Jackson home for the New Orleans Saints and NASCAR.[3]

The station was assigned the current WJDX call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on October 9, 1998.[1] According to the FCC, the call letters were WJDS from July 6, 1990 to October 8, 1998. Prior to July 6, 1990 the call letters were WJDX for several years.

On October 3, 2011 WJDX changed their format to news/talk.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, WJDX was a successful Top 40 music station. Prior to that the station had been a conservative MOR music outlet.

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Saints Radio Network Stations". New Orleans Saints. Retrieved February 25, 2009.

Skeeter (Eugenia Phelan) describes listening to Patsy Cline's « Walking After Midnight » followed by « Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray » on WJDX radio in the Cadillac after her first interview with Aibileen in Kathryn Stockett's novel ‘The Help’.