AM Technical Profile: WJUS


Frequency:
1310
Format:
Black Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Northeast of Marion on AL-14 (Martin Luther King Parkway), on the south side of the highway.
Power (ERP):
Day: 5 kW
Night: 33 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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// W232AN Suttle, AL
History:
1310 was originally WJAM, started around 1951, by K. W. Neely.  For quite some time they had n urban oriented adult contemporary format, along with the WAJO calls. The calls became WJUS in October 1998. Around the beginning of December 2001 they switched to a solid gold soul format ("Soul hits of the 60's, 70's and 80's").  The station's license momentarily lapsed when it expired in 2004.
 
In August 2006 a construction permit was discovered showing the station moving to the Selma area, with a transmitter site between Marion and Selma.  That permit expired in August 2009.
 
Around this time period, the station carried the syndicated "Party Blues and Oldies" satellite feed based out of Gulfport, Mississippi.
 
In mid-December 2010 the station acquired a translator station on 94.3 MHz (W232AN), which began rebroadcasting WJUS around 16 June 2011.  A construction permit appeared in early September 2011 showing the station's actual transmitter coordinates (which have always been listed here), with a 1-watt drop in nighttime power.  This page had erroneously listed their nighttime power as 134 watts, when it should have read just 34 watts.  The new permit is for 33 watts.
Around Christmas of 2014 the station dropped its long time urban oldies format to pick up a classic hip-hop and R&B format.  It was either a mistaken report or a quick change, but the station was back to the Party Blues and Oldies feed a few days later.  About a week later, the format changed again for who knows how long to gospel as "Your Praise Station".