WJXL-FM
WJXL AM & FM logo.png
Broadcast areaJacksonville metropolitan area
Frequency92.5 MHz
Branding1010 XL 92.5 FM
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerRiver City Broadcasting, LLC
WJXL
History
First air date
November 1989 (as WOKF)[1]
Former call signs
WOKF (1989-2003)[2]
WFJO (2003-2012)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID22005
ClassA
ERP1,700 watts
HAAT191 meters (627 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°16′34.90″N 81°33′50.30″W / 30.2763611°N 81.5639722°W / 30.2763611; -81.5639722
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1010xl.com

WJXL-FM (92.5 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and serving the Jacksonville metropolitan area. WJXL-FM is owned by River City Broadcasting, LLC.[3]

The station airs a sports radio format, and is simulcast on AM 1010 WJXL. They serve as the flagship stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network.[4][5] Most weekday shows have local hosts, with the CBS Sports Radio Network heard late nights and weekends.

WJXL-FM's effective radiated power is 1,700 watts.[3] The studios, offices and transmitter are located on Hogan Road in Jacksonville.[6][3]

History

The station began broadcasting in November 1989 as WOKF, and was originally licensed to Folkston, Georgia.[1] The station aired a country music format.[1] The station was originally owned by former Folkston mayor Jack Mays.[1][7] By 1999, the station had adopted an oldies format.[8] In 2002, the station was sold to TAMA Group for $650,000.[9]

In December 2003, the station's call sign was changed to WFJO, and the station adopted a rhythmic oldies format as "Jammin' Oldies 92.5."[10][11][2] By 2005, the station had begun airing an urban gospel format.[12] By 2006, the station had begun airing a regional Mexican format as "Fiesta 92.5".[13][14]

In 2009, the station began airing progressive talk programming overnight and mornings as "Radio Free Jacksonville," while the Rejoice! Musical Soul Food urban gospel network aired afternoons and evenings.[15][16] Later that year, the station began airing a Spanish tropical format as "La Nueva Fiesta".[17]

Shortly thereafter, the station began simulcasting the sports programming of 1010 WJXL.[18][19] In March 2011, the station returned to a gospel music format as "Joy 92.5."[20]

In 2011, the station was moved to Jacksonville Beach, Florida.[21][22] In 2012, the station was purchased by River City Broadcasting for $1.95 million.[23] In March of that year, the station returned to simulcasting 1010 WJXL.[23] In September 2012, the station's call sign was changed to WJXL-FM.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d The Broadcasting Yearbook 1991, Broadcasting & Cable. 1991. p. B-83. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c FM Query Results: WJXL-FM, fcc.gov. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  4. ^ 1010 XL/92.5 FM ON-AIR, 1010XL. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Basch, Mark. "How 1010 XL scored radio rights for the Jacksonville Jaguars", Jacksonville Daily Record. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Contact Us", 1010 XL. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Dickson, Terry. "Jack Mays, former Folkston mayor and Charlton County commission chairman, dies", The Florida Times-Union. October 9, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999, Broadcasting & Cable. 1999. p. D-112. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Radio Business", Radio & Records. May 10, 2002. p. 5. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  10. ^ Devine, Cathy (2004-2005). The M Street Radio Directory. Thirteenth Edition. p. 165. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Jammin Oldies - WFJO 92.5 FM". WFJO. Archived from the original on January 26, 2004. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  12. ^ Devine, Cathy (2005). The M Street Radio Directory. 2005-2006 Edition. p. 164. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  13. ^ Devine, Cathy (2006). The Radio Book 2006-2007. p. 167. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  14. ^ "Fiesta 92.5FM WFJO Jacksonville Florida". WFJO. Archived from the original on June 4, 2006. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Radio Free Jacksonville". Radio Free Jacksonville. Archived from the original on April 23, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  16. ^ "Radio Free Jacksonville Schedule". Radio Free Jacksonville. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "Format and Slogan Changes", VHF-UHF Digest. September 2009. p. 16. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  18. ^ Basch, Mark. "Pending Sales Lead to Format Changes at 4 Local Radio Stations; Progressive Talk-Show Programming Will Move to One Station", The Florida Times-Union. August 5, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "Local Focus signs Seven Bridges Radio", Radio & Television Business Report. November 6, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  20. ^ Venta, Lance. "Brokered Programming Frequency Shift In Jacksonville", Radio Insight. March 15, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  21. ^ "Proposed Minor Modification of Licensed Facility and Community of License Change", fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "Federal Communications Commission FCC Broadcast License", fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  23. ^ a b Venta, Lance. "1010XL Jacksonville Adds FM Simulcast", Radio Insight. March 23, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2018.