WWJK
WWJK 107.3 Planet Radio logo.jpg
Broadcast areaGreater Jacksonville
Frequency107.3 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding107.3 Planet Radio
Programming
FormatFM/HD1: Mainstream Rock
HD2: Soft AC "The Breeze"
HD3: ChristianFreedom Radio FM
Ownership
Owner
WFXJ, WJBT, WKSL, WQIK-FM, WSOL-FM, W247CF, W295AZ
History
First air date
May 9, 1977 (as WJEE)[1]
Former call signs
WJEE (1977-1981)
WCRJ-FM (1981-1991)
WROO (1991-2005)
WPLA (2005-2010)
WJGH (2010-2012)[2]
Call sign meaning
W W JacKsonville or Jack FM (former branding)
Technical information
Facility ID51974
ClassC1
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT302 meters (991 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°16′51″N 81°34′12″W / 30.28083°N 81.57000°W / 30.28083; -81.57000
Links
WebcastFM/HD1: Listen Live
HD2: The Breeze Listen Live
Website1073PlanetRadio.com

WWJK (107.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Green Cove Springs, Florida, and serving the Greater Jacksonville radio market.[3] The station broadcasts a mainstream rock radio format and is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.

WWJK's radio studios are on Central Parkway in Jacksonville's Southside neighborhood, and the transmitter is off Hogan Road in the Arlington section.[4]

History

The station signed on in May 1977 as beautiful music WJEE. In 1981, it switched to country music as WCRJ.[1] In 1991, the call sign changed to WROO as "Rooster Country."

On December 19, 2005, it became the new home for modern rock station WPLA Planet Radio.[2] While WPLA saw its ratings rise after the frequency change, the station began losing ground when it had to split the alternative rock audience when 102.9 WXXJ (now WEZI) signed on in 2009.

On August 4, 2010, the station flipped to classic hits-formatted Magic 107.3, competing primarily against WJGL.[5] On October 13, 2010, WPLA changed call letters to WJGH. Neal Sharpe was named program director and assumed the position on November 18, 2010.[6]

On April 18, 2012, the station flipped to adult hits as 107.3 Jack FM (later adopting the call sign WWJK to go with the new Jack-FM branding).[7] In May 2013, program director Skip Kelly (formerly of WFKS, KIIS-FM, KYSR and WXKS-FM) was brought in.[citation needed]

On April 17, 2017, WWJK dropped the Jack FM brand and re-branded as 107.3 Jacksonville, with no change in format. The branding would be short-lived, as the station would re-brand again on May 26 as 107.3 The River.[8]

On March 8, 2019, WWJK flipped to mainstream rock again as 107.3 Planet Radio, returning the brand and format to both WWJK and a full-power signal. The syndicated Lex and Terry morning show also returned to the station.[9]

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory of Radio Stations in the United States and Canada". Broadcasting Yearbook 1979. Washington, D.C.: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1979. p. C-44.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WWJK
  5. ^ Planet Radio WPLA Flips to Magic 107.3
  6. ^ "Sharpe New PD At WJGH/Jacksonville" Radio Ink, November 11, 2010
  7. ^ "Jack Enters Jacksonville". RadioInsight. 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  8. ^ "107.3 Jacksonville Rebrands As The River". RadioInsight. 2017-05-26. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  9. ^ "Planet Radio Returns To 107.3 Jacksonville As The River Runs Dry". RadioInsight. 2019-03-08. Retrieved 2019-03-09.