FM Technical Profile: WJWZ
- Station Name:
- 97.9 Jamz
- Hip-Hop, Urban
view] Located north of Montgomery on US-231 northbound, about
a half-mile before crossing the Coosa River.
- Power (ERP):
- 3.7 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 303 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-WJWZ-FM | Non-Stop | Hip-Hop Time-[?]
Street View imagery of the Bluewater Broadcasting studios in
- One of the
newer commercial stations in the state, it signed on in 1998.
had to reissue the Montgomery ratings book for Fall 1998 because
WJWZ appeared third overall in its first book. The problem was that
the station's construction permit had been issued with the WICE call
letters and Arbitron could not locate the station in the phone book
to confirm the new calls or urban contemporary format!
September 2002 (?), the station switched from its hip hop/urban
format (which moved to WBAM in Montgomery) to talk and news. The
change was only temporary because as of early October the station is
back to its musical format.
March 2004 the station was bought in a group purchase of four
Montgomery outlets by Bluewater Broadcasting, as has resumed its
predominantly hip hop format. In July 2011 the station
received a permit to change facilities slightly, including dropping
the directional antenna. That new facility came on in the
summer of 2012.