WKTZ (AM)

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WKTZ
CityJacksonville, Florida
Frequency1220 kHz
Translator(s)See § Translators
First air dateFebruary 1958 (as WPEG)
FormatChristian radio
Power1,000 watts (day)
36 watts (night)
ClassD
Facility ID31937
Transmitter coordinates30°19′30″N 81°34′15″W / 30.32500°N 81.57083°W / 30.32500; -81.57083
Former callsignsWPEG (1957-1960)
WQTY (1960-1963)
WDCJ (1963-1971)
WKTZ (1971-1984)
WRXJ (1984-1986)
WKTZ (1986-1987)
WJAX (1987-2014)[1]
AffiliationsAmerican Family Radio
OwnerAmerican Family Association

WKTZ (1220 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Established in 1958, the station is currently owned and operated by the American Family Association, and is that organization's only station on the AM band.

The station was assigned the call sign "WJAX" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 26, 1987 and then assigned the callsign WKTZ on November 5, 2014.[1]

Programming[edit]

Until November 2014, WJAX featured the syndicated America's Best Music format of adult standards and adult contemporary oldies music distributed by Westwood One, and streams online. Previously, the station aired Music of Your Life, which Jones Radio Networks distributed until January 19, 2008, and then aired Jones' Jones Standards format until it was discontinued in September 2008 and absorbed into America's Best Music following Triton Media Group's (owners of Westwood One's predecessor Dial Global) purchase of Jones.

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting from a transmitter located at the water plant across from Confederate Park near First and Main streets. The station was owned by the city government. WJAX was also an FM station on 95.1 and played album rock throughout the 1970s. The company that purchased WJAX-FM from the city in the early 1980s also owned WAPE/690, which is now WOKV. When the deal was done, the WAPE call sign took over the spot at 95.1 and for a short while simulcast their top 40 format on both AM and FM frequencies. The call sign languished unused for years, but made a comeback on the AM dial as a station owned and operated by Jones College. The original WJAX at 930 AM is now WFXJ. The WJAX call sign has been used by Jacksonville's CBS station WJAX-TV since 2014.

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W252DJ 98.3 Jacksonville Beach, Florida 110 D FCC
W270CD 101.9 Jacksonville Beach, Florida 120 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 25, 2011.

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