WJIS
Broadcast areaSarasota-Bradenton, Florida
Frequency88.1 FM (HD Radio)
BrandingThe Joy FM
Programming
FormatContemporary Christian
Ownership
OwnerRadio Training Network
History
First air date
1986
Technical information
Facility ID54857
ClassC1
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; -82.394Coordinates: 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
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteflorida.thejoyfm.com

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.

Network

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP
W
Height
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.

Translators

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

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

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

References

  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.

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