KJOY

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KJOY
KJOY.png
CityStockton, California
Broadcast areaStockton, California
Branding99.3 KJOY
Slogan"Lite Rock. Less Talk."
Frequency99.3 MHz
First air dateJune 15, 1968
FormatAdult contemporary
ERP4,000 watts
HAAT98 meters (322 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID32215
Callsign meaningK-JOY
Former callsignsKJAX (1968–1989)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsKATM-FM, KDJK/KHKK, KESP, KHOP, KWIN/KWNN
WebcastListen Live
Website993kjoy.com

KJOY (99.3 FM) is a commercial radio station in Stockton, California. Owned by Cumulus Media, it broadcasts an adult contemporary format.[1]

History[edit]

The station first signed on June 15, 1968 as KJAX. Owned by Joseph Gamble Stations Inc., it was the FM sister station to KJOY (1280 AM, now KWSX).[2] On November 15, 1989, KJAX changed its call sign to KJOY.[3][4]

On June 26, 1998, Joseph Gamble Stations sold KJOY to Silverado Broadcasting, headed by Ron Miller, for $3.6 million.[5][6] In February 2003, Silverado sold four stations, including KJOY, to Citadel Broadcasting for $25.5 million.[7] On March 10, 2011, Cumulus Media purchased Citadel for $2.4 billion.[8] The deal closed on September 16, 2011 following a review of the deal by the Federal Communications Commission and divestitures required to comply with ownership limits.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus/Modesto-Stockton Dir./Production Dan Kennedy Passes Away At 48". All Access. All Access Music Group. May 17, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S." (PDF). 1970 Broadcasting Yearbook. Broadcasting Publications Inc. 1970. p. B-30. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "For the Record" (PDF). Broadcasting. Broadcasting Publications Inc. December 4, 1989. p. 114. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Call Sign History: KJOY". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  5. ^ "Dealing for Dollars: TV and radio top sellers in 1998" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. R.R. Bowker. February 15, 1999. p. 52. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "Money For Something" (PDF). Radio & Records. January 8, 1999. p. 66. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Transactions at a Glance" (PDF). Radio & Records. February 7, 2003. p. 5. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  8. ^ Bond, Paul (March 10, 2011). "Cumulus Media to Buy Citadel Broadcasting in $2.4 Billion Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Cumulus will be digesting Citadel fast, once it takes over in late Q3". Radio-Info.com. March 14, 2011. Archived from the original on March 18, 2011. Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  10. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. American City Business Journals. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.

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Coordinates: 37°59′31″N 121°17′20″W / 37.992°N 121.289°W / 37.992; -121.289