WLYJ (FM)

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WLYJ
Joy Christian Radio logo.jpg
CityQuitman, Mississippi
Broadcast areaMeridian, Mississippi
BrandingJoy Christian Radio
Frequency98.9 MHz
First air dateJuly 31, 1981[1]
FormatGospel music
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT96 meters (315 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID54324
Former callsignsWYKK (1981-1982)[2]
WYKK-FM (1982-2005)[2]
WLKO (2005-2012)[2]
WMSO (2012-2018)[2]
OwnerJoy Christian Ministries
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://joychristianradio.com/

WLYJ (98.9 MHz) is a radio station licensed to Quitman, Mississippi, broadcasting a Gospel music format. It is owned by Joy Christian Ministries.[3]

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on July 31, 1981, and held the call sign WYKK.[1] It aired an oldies format and originally broadcast at 98.3 MHz.[1] By 1986, the station had switched to a country music format, and was part of a simulcast with AM 1500 WBFN.[4] In 1991, the station's frequency was changed to 98.9 MHz.[5] The station was branded "K 98".[6]

In 2005, the station was sold to Educational Media Foundation for $500,000.[7][8][9] Its call sign was changed to WLKO and it became an affiliate of K-Love, airing a contemporary Christian format.[2][10][11] On February 20, 2012, the station's call sign was changed to WMSO, and it became an Air1 affiliate.[2][12][13]

On September 3, 2018, the station adopted a Gospel music format as an affiliate of Joy Christian Radio.[14] On December 21, 2018, the station's call sign was changed to WLYJ.[2] In 2019, Educational Media Foundation traded WLYJ to Joy Christian Ministries in exchange for 88.5 WKTH in Tullahoma, Tennessee.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1982, Broadcasting, 1982. p. C-134. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  3. ^ FM Query Results: WLYJ, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1986, Broadcasting, 1986. p. B-161. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Facility/Parameters: Grants", The M Street Journal. Vol. 8, No. 45. November 11, 1991. p. 3. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  6. ^ "K 98". WYKK. Archived from the original on November 11, 1998. Retrieved June 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ "Deals", Broadcasting & Cable. December 12, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Carnegie, Jim. "RBR's Morning Epaper", Radio Business Report. December 2, 2004. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Application Search Details – BALH-20041201ARG, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Station List". K-Love. Archived from the original on November 7, 2005. Retrieved June 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  11. ^ "K-LOVE Master Station List". K-Love. Archived from the original on December 6, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  12. ^ "Air1 Station List". Air1. Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  13. ^ "Master Station List". Air1. Archived from the original on August 7, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2019. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  14. ^ "About Us", Joy Christian Radio. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  15. ^ Jacobson, Adam. "EMF Makes a 'Joy'-Filled Swap", Radio & Television Business Report. February 19, 2019. Retrieved June 28, 2019.

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Coordinates: 32°03′51″N 88°43′27″W / 32.064167°N 88.724167°W / 32.064167; -88.724167