FM Technical Profile: WJTQ
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- Station Name:
- Jet 100.7
- Classic Hits
view] In Baldwin County. At the end of Ard Road, just
south of CR-64 & I-10. Co-located with WEAR-DT, WHBR-DT and
WFGX-DT; FM stations WKSJ, WDLT and WBLX.
view] West of Gonzalez, Florida,
near the intersection of Muscogee Road, Jack Branch Road and CR-97.
- Power (ERP):
- 98 kW.
- Beam tilt ERP 100
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1555 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
100 kW @ 499 feet. 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
kW @ 528 feet HAAT. 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
- How's the Signal?
- Like all of the
stations on the big Baldwin County sticks, this station covers all
of the Mobile and Pensacola metro areas.
- More Information:
Screenshot of RDS text display on an Insignia HD portable, showing
incorrect PI (call letters) and Radio Text fields.
Audio of the format flip from stunting post-i100 with TV themes to
"Journey", plus some jingles between songs. (5'14", 7.2 MB)
From 16 Sept 2011, midday with Terry Simmons. Includes snafu
plus message from general manager starting around 3.5 minute mark.
(9'55", 9.02 MB)
Street View imagery of the Cumulus Pensacola stations' studios off
Marcus Pointe Boulevard in the Brent community.
- Started in 1965
as WCOA FM, companion of WCOA AM. The format was beautiful music.
Later it was automated top 40 as WJLQ (Q-100), then live top 40 with
the same calls. Somewhere in there they morphed into the Super Q.
May have done urban AC for a while, too. Early on it was a
Pensacola only station, but it moved to the 1,800 foot WPMI-TV tower
along with a few Mobile stations back in the mid-80's. In the
mid 90's new owners changed it to WWRO and brought in the rock
classics as ARRO-100.7. Early in September 2000, the station flipped
from its longtime classic rock back to CHR with calls and fomat of
its previous foray into top 40: Q 100 and WJLQ. Q 100 focused
more on Pensacola while company stablemate WYOK (as "Hot 104")
targeted Mobile and WABB's dominance in that market. The
station eventually morphed into hot adult contemporary. The
tower that held WPMI-TV, WHBR-TV, WJLQ-FM, WKSJ-FM, WBLX-FM and
WYOK-FM fell in 2004 during hurricane Ivan. The stations have
since relocated to alternate tower facilities in the same general
area of Baldwin County. On 3 November 2009 the station stunted
with clips of classic country and oldies songs. Two days later
they re-entered the CHR race as "i100", once again going after
WABB. Like the first attempt, this was met with little
success. At the end of August 2011, the station stunted again,
this time with TV theme song clips. On Friday 2 September 2011
at 2 pm sharp the station debuts its new 80s and 90s pop variety
format as "Journey 100". The Journey was short, and it
eventually led to talk radio. On Monday 23 April 2012 the
station dumped the variety hits format for a simulcast of WCOA-AM,
with the FM branding "Newstalk 100 WCOA-FM", bringing the original
calls back to the station. Rather than stunt, the station made
a quiet change right at midnight.
- On 28
February 2014, with no advance warning, Cumulus dumped the
sorta-simulcast of WCOA 1370 for a stab at classic hits, as Jet
100.7. The call sign changed to WJTQ. Since debuting, the station
has been wrought with technical issues, broadcasting one channel of
stereo audio over both channels, as well as dropping RDS and HD
broadcasts. The HD and RDS returned in late April, but the audio was
mono for a longer period of time. Eventually the gremlins were
banished and stereo returned, sans HD. The RDS disappeared
(or, rather, appears to have been lowered to a point where most
radios won't detect it) in September 2017. As of August 2022,
the RDS has been off more than on, and when it's on, it's usually
just a blank display with no information.