Broadcast areaSarasota-Bradenton, Florida
Frequency88.1 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingThe JOY FM
FormatContemporary Christian
SubchannelsHD2: Christian worship
HD3: Christian hip hop
OwnerRadio Training Network
First air date
Technical information
Facility ID54857
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT121 meters (397 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
27°07′55″N 82°23′38″W / 27.132°N 82.394°W / 27.132; -82.394
Translator(s)See § Translators
Repeater(s)See § Network
WebcastListen Live

WJIS (88.1 FM), known on air as The JOY FM, is a Christian adult contemporary station serving North, Central and Southwest Florida, including the Sarasota/Bradenton and Tampa Bay areas, and is owned by the Radio Training Network.


Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WAQV 90.9 FM Crystal River, Florida 40159 5,000 87.7 m (288 ft) A FCC
WCIE 91.5 FM New Port Richey, Florida 60262 75,000 388.5 m (1,275 ft) C0 FCC
WCRJ 88.1 FM Jacksonville, Florida 48390 8,000 151 m (495 ft) C3 FCC
WDVH-FM 101.7 FM Trenton, Florida 21797 3,000 143 m (469 ft) A FCC
WHIJ 88.1 FM Ocala, Florida 40160 1,250 116 m (381 ft) A FCC
WHLG 101.3 FM Port St. Lucie, Florida 27674 3,300 128 m (420 ft) A FCC
WFLJ 89.3 FM Frostproof, Florida 93274 10,000 116 m (381 ft) C3 FCC
WJFH 91.7 FM Sebring, Florida 81147 2,000 136 m (446 ft) A FCC
WJIS 88.1 FM Bradenton, Florida 54857 100,000 121 m (397 ft) C1 FCC
WJLF 91.7 FM Gainesville, Florida 21506 2,550 95 m (312 ft) A FCC
WNUE-FM 98.1 FM Deltona, Florida 46969 50,000 145 m (476 ft) C2 FCC
WTSM 97.9 FM Woodville, Florida 89051 6,000 95.3 m (313 ft) A FCC
WWRZ-HD3 98.3-3 FM Fort Meade, Florida 72687 27,000 203 m (666 ft) C2 FCC

On April 19, 2021, RTN launched The JOY FM on WNUE-FM 98.1, which the organization concurrently filed to buy from Entravision Communications for $4 million.[1]

During most of 2013, WJIS was also simulcasted on 91.7 WFTI-FM in St. Petersburg; that station would cease operations in fall 2013, to allow for upgrades of adjacent channel WCIE and co-channel WJFH.[2]

The Radio Training Network also has The JOY FM-branded stations in Dothan, Alabama (WIZB); Montgomery, Alabama (WPHH); Athens, Georgia (WMSL); and Atlanta / Macon, Georgia (WVFJ-FM and WWWD), though these stations do not repeat WJIS 24/7.

Future stations

In May 2021, RTN reached a deal to purchase stations serving Tallahassee (WTSM) and Port St. Lucie (WHLG) from Horizon Broadcasting Company for $1.3 million.[3] The sale was consummated on August 31, 2021.

HD radio

WCIE and WJIS broadcasts in the HD Radio format. On HD2, the station has The Joy FM Praise, a channel that features exclusively Christian praise songs. On HD3, the station has LF Radio, a progressive youth music channel. Both can be listened to online or via The JOY FM phone app.


In addition to the full-powered stations, The JOY FM is relayed by additional translators:

Broadcast translator for WJIS
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class FCC info
W208AR 89.5 FM Lake Placid, Florida 91738 10 101 m (331 ft) D LMS
Broadcast translators for WCIE
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class FCC info
W220EK 91.9 FM Oldsmar, Florida 106676 30 314 m (1,030 ft) D LMS
W229BM 93.7 FM Riverview, Florida 146760 100 310.9 m (1,020 ft) D LMS
Broadcast translators for WWRZ-HD3
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class FCC info
W240DB 95.9 FM Auburndale, Florida 76209 180 62 m (203 ft) D LMS
W242AK 96.3 FM Lakeland, Florida 76167 180 83 m (272 ft) D LMS
W291AG 106.1 FM Highland City, Florida 76175 250 186 m (610 ft) D LMS
W300CY 107.9 FM Lake Wales, Florida 145128 100 122 m (400 ft) D LMS

Two of its translators are leased out to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia) to rebroadcast their stations:


  1. ^ Venta, Lance (April 19, 2021). "The Joy FM Debuts In Orlando". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2021-04-19.
  2. ^ FCC CDSB Application Search for WFTI-FM. Accessed March 5, 2014
  3. ^ Venta, Lance (May 12, 2021). "The Joy FM Expands Into Tallahassee & Port St. Lucie". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Query the FCC's FM station database for W290BJ
  5. ^ Tampa Bay Times: "WFLA-AM to begin simulcasting on 105.9 FM, raising competition in Tampa Bay area FM talk", May 31, 2012.