AM Technical Profile: WJHX


Frequency:
620
Format:
Regional Mexican
Transmitter Location:
[map] North of Lexington, west of AL-101 (Wheeler Dam Highway).
Power (ERP):
Day: 5 kW
Night: 99 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
[FCC]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Owned by Bar Broadcasting
Silent - License Deleted 10/2014
History:
This station has had many owners and many call signs.  In the early 80's it was WWLX, then later WKNI (from 1987 to 2000 according to Wikipedia).  After that, it was WZNN and had a sports format.  The station was purchased by a Hispanic broadcaster in 2002 and it flipped to Spanish language programming sometime afterwards, with the WJHX calls.  This station is co-owned with WZGX, a small AM in the Birmingham metro, by Bar Broadcasting.  For a while, both stations simulcast WQCR, another small suburban Birmingham AM'er, with their "La 10 Q" regional Mexican music format.  It appears that it may have later changed to "El Patron" in a simulcast with 1450 WZGX in Bessemer after that station lost its "El Jefe" format to another Birmingham area station.  This station and 1450 have both been reported as silent by listeners in 2014. At the end of October 2014, the license for this station and WZGX in Bessemer were both deleted by the FCC.  Bar Broadcasting later got the license for the Bessemer station re-instated, but allowed this one to remain deleted.