WJXL
WJXL AM & FM logo.png
CityJacksonville Beach, Florida
Broadcast areaJacksonville metropolitan area
Frequency1010 kHz
Branding1010 XL 92.5 FM
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network
Ownership
OwnerSeven Bridges Radio, LLC
WJXL-FM
History
First air date
1947 (as WJVB)[1]
Former call signs
WJVB (1947-1957)[2]
WZRO (1957-1963)[2]
WBIX (1963-1988)[2][3]
WXTL (1988-1996)[3]
WIOJ (1996-2007)[3]
Technical information
Facility ID63600
ClassB
Power50,000 watts (day)
30,000 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
30°17′57″N 82°0′26″W / 30.29917°N 82.00722°W / 30.29917; -82.00722
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1010xl.com

WJXL (1010 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and serving the Jacksonville metropolitan area. WJXL is owned by Seven Bridges Radio, LLC.[4]

The station airs a sports radio format, and is simulcast on co-owned 92.5 WJXL-FM. Most weekday shows have local hosts, with the CBS Sports Radio Network heard late nights and weekends. They serve as the flagship stations of the Jacksonville Jaguars Radio Network.[5][6]

WJXL broadcasts by day at 50,000 watts, the maximum power for commercial AM stations. But because AM 1010 is a clear channel frequency, WJXL reduces power at night to 30,000 watts and uses a directional antenna at all times to protect other stations on 1010 kHz. The transmitter is located on U.S. Route 90 in Jacksonville, west of Baldwin, Florida.[4] The studios and offices are on Hogan Road, also in Jacksonville.[7]

History

The station began broadcasting in 1947, and originally held the call sign WJVB.[1][2] The station was originally owned by Jacksonville Beach Broadcasting Company and ran 250 watts during daytime hours only.[2] In 1953, the station's power was increased to 1,000 watts.[2] In 1957, the station was sold to Andrew B. Letson for $60,000, and the station's call sign was changed to WZRO.[2][8] In 1963, the station's call sign was changed to WBIX.[2] The station was silent for a period in 1963, and the station's power was increased to 10,000 watts late that year.[2] In 1966, the station was sold to Twin-Ten Radio for $250,000.[2][9]

The station aired a Gospel music format in the 1970s and 1980s.[1][10][11][12] In 1985, the station was sold to Sudbrink Broadcasting for $436,200.[13] In 1988, the station's call sign was changed to WXTL.[3] By 1990, the station had added nighttime operations of 143 watts.[14] In 1996, the station was purchased by McEntee Broadcasting for $240,000, and its call sign was changed to WIOJ.[15][3] As WXTL and WIOJ the station aired a religious format.[14][16][17][18]

In 2007, the station was sold to Seven Bridges Radio for $3.8 million, and the station adopted a sports format as "1010 XL", with its call sign being changed to WJXL.[19][3] That year, the station's power was increased to 50,000 during the day and 30,000 watts at night.[20][21] On August 4, 2008, the station began to be simulcast on 105.3 WJSJ.[22] The simulcast on 105.3 FM ended July 31, 2009.[23] Shortly thereafter the station would begin to be simulcast on 92.5 WFJO.[24] In March 2011, the simulcast would end, as WFJO adopted a gospel music format as "Joy 92.5".[25] In March 2012, the station would again be simulcast on 92.5 WFJO, which would change its call sign to WJXL-FM in September.[26][27]

References

  1. ^ a b c 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting. 1972. p. B-42. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j History Cards for WJXL, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  4. ^ a b AM Query Results: WJXL, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  5. ^ 1010 XL/92.5 FM ON-AIR, 1010XL. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Basch, Mark. "How 1010 XL scored radio rights for the Jacksonville Jaguars", Jacksonville Daily Record. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Contact Us", 1010 XL. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  8. ^ "Storz Sells KOWH for $822,500; Seven Other AM Stations Sold", Broadcasting-Telecasting. April 1, 1957. p. 128. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  9. ^ "Ownership changes", Broadcasting. March 14, 1966. p. 95. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  10. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1979, Broadcasting. 1979. p. C-44. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  11. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1983, Broadcasting/Cablecasting. 1983. p. B-50. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  12. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1988, Broadcasting/Cablecasting. 1988. p. B-59. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  13. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting. August 5, 1985. p. 72. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  14. ^ a b The Broadcasting Yearbook 1990, Broadcasting & Cable. 1990. p. B-67. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Transactions", Radio & Records. p. 9. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  16. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1996, Broadcasting & Cable. 1996. p. B-86. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  17. ^ "Program Schedule". WIOJ. Archived from the original on January 24, 2001. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "WIOJ-AM 1010: Schedule". WIOJ. Archived from the original on March 5, 2005. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  19. ^ "Seven Bridges Radio buys WIOJ-AM for $3.8M", Jacksonville Business Journal. February 20, 2007. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  20. ^ "Technical Narrative Statement", fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  21. ^ "Federal Communications Commission AM Broadcast Station License", fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  22. ^ Basch, Mark. "Sports Talk, Rock and Roll Oldies Come to Local FM Radio Dial; Listeners Can Hear 50s, 60s and 70s Music That's Been Missing for Years", The Florida Times-Union. August 1, 2008. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  23. ^ "A Message to our 105.3 FM Listeners". 1010 XL. Archived from the original on August 3, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ Venta, Lance. "Brokered Programming Frequency Shift In Jacksonville", Radio Insight. March 15, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  26. ^ Venta, Lance. "1010XL Jacksonville Adds FM Simulcast", Radio Insight. March 23, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2018.
  27. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved September 16, 2018.