AM Technical Profile: WIXI


Frequency:
1360
Format:
Rhythmic Oldies, Gospel, Talk (actually… mostly dead air these days)
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] [street view #2] In the middle of Carver Park in Jasper.  Behind the city works building off 29th Street East.
Power (ERP):
Day: 12 kW
Night: 42 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
[FCC]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] For WJLD Radio
[Studio] Street View imagery of the old WIXI studio on 9th Avenue in Jasper.
Owned by Richardson Broadcasting
// WJLD Fairfield, AL
History:
Started out as WWWB in 1946. Changed to WZPQ calls in October 1988. May have simulcast WZBQ-FM's oldies format for a while. Changed to WIXI calls in June 2005. It is unclear when the format change to country or classic country occurred.  As of spring 2010 the station primarily plays classic country and has some gospel shows in the mix as well.
 
In late October 2009 the station received a construction permit to upgrade its daytime power to 12 kW, nondirectional.  Nighttime power will remain the same at 42 watts. The station got the upgrade through quickly and a license to cover came through on the first of March 2010. In November 2012 the license was transferred from Snavlely Broacasting to Riviera Communications, who flipped the format from classic country to Spanish language programming in January 2012.  The station simulcasted with WJHX in Lexington and WZGX in Bessemer and the "La 10 Q" format until sometime in mid-June 2013, when that format moved to Richardson Broadcasting's WAYE 1220 in Birmingham.  (This move also caused WZGX to fall silent since it is duplicate programming.)  Richardson's R&B flavored WJLD is now being heard on this station.  In August 2013 it was announced that Richardson Broadcasting agreed to swap WAYE in Birmingham for ownership of WIXI.  As part of the unusual deal, the swap involves the payment of $275,000 in cash and several home improvements to owner Gary Richardson's home, including, "enclosure of the patio deck, construction of a two car garage, repair and replacement of gutters, replacement of two windows, and repairs to the foundation."  In January 2016 the station fell silent, but still on air.  It's been reported as of the 25th of January to having run with no programming content for "a couple of weeks".