AM Technical Profile: WJUS
- Black Gospel
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
- 1 tower
Groundwave Service Contour from
the FCC's Public Files
// W232AN Suttle, AL
- 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.
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.
this time period, the station carried the syndicated "Party Blues
and Oldies" satellite feed based out of Gulfport, Mississippi.
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