WJMX
Broadcast areaFlorence, South Carolina
Frequency1400 kHz
BrandingNews Talk 1400
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsWestwood One
ABC News Radio
Ownership
Owner
WDAR-FM, WDSC, WEGX, WJMX-FM, WRZE, WWRK, WZTF
History
First air date
1955; 67 years ago (1955)
Former call signs
WDAL (1953–1954)
WPFD (1954–1959)[1]
WDAR (1959–1982)
WKGE (1982–1985)
WDAR (1985–1995)
WDZS (1995–1997)
WPFM (1997–2006)
WWRK (2006–2013)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID3119
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
34°18′58.00″N 79°53′17.00″W / 34.3161111°N 79.8880556°W / 34.3161111; -79.8880556
Translator(s)104.5 W283AB (Florence)
105.9 W290CD (Darlington)
Links
Websitenewstalk1400online.com

WJMX (1400 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Darlington, South Carolina, United States, it serves the Florence area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC, and features programming from Westwood One.[3][4] Its studios are located in Florence, and its transmitter is located in Darlington.

History

At one time this station was called WDAR. In the 60s and 70s it was known as "Top Gun Country WDAR". Other formats have included beautiful music,[5] classic rock (simulcast with WDAR-FM)[6] and adult standards.[7]

Prior to the switch to WWRK, this station was WPFM and was located at 1350 AM. In 1997, when it was owned by Root Communications, Ltd., WPFM applied to change its frequency to 1400 AM.[8]

Qantum Communications Inc. purchased Florence's Root Communications Group LP stations in 2003. At that time, WPFM had moved from 1350 to 1400.[9]

WWRK played gospel music as "The Light"[10] and was simulcast on WDSC.[11]

In September 2012, WWRK began simulcasting urban contemporary WRZE "Swagga 94.1".[12] The station changed its call sign to the current WJMX on October 30, 2013, swapping calls with its sister station at 970 AM.[2][13]

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WJMX, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), in a transaction connected to Clear Channel's sale of WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York to Connoisseur Media via Qantum.[14] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

Translators

In addition to the main station, WJMX is relayed by two translators to widen its broadcast area.[15][16]

Broadcast translators of WJMX
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W283AB 104.5 Florence, South Carolina 250 D FCC FM Query
W290CD 105.9 Darlington, South Carolina 145 D FCC FM Query

References

  1. ^ "WDAR (WJMX) history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  3. ^ "WJMX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "WJMX Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  5. ^ The Broadcasting Yearbook, 1990.
  6. ^ "Broadcasting and Cable Marketplace". Broadcasting et Cable Market Place: The Industry Source for Radio, Television and Cable. New Providence, NJ: Bowker: A-312. 1992. ISSN 0000-1384.
  7. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, 1995.
  8. ^ "No. 44145 Broadcast Actions". FCC. 1997-12-24. Retrieved 2011-11-01.
  9. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-03-16. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  10. ^ "WWRK 1400 AM: The Light in Darlington, South Carolina". radiostation.org. Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  11. ^ "Florence, SC Metro Survey Area Overview". Retrieved 2009-04-14.
  12. ^ "Station Overview". Retrieved 2012-09-13.
  13. ^ "Call Sign History (WWRK)". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  14. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  15. ^ "W283AB Radio Station Information". Retrieved October 6, 2021.
  16. ^ "W283AB Radio Station Information". Retrieved October 6, 2021.