FM Technical Profile: WJWZ


Station Name:
97.9 Jamz
Frequency:
97.9
Format:
Hip-Hop, Urban Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located north of Montgomery on US-231 northbound, about a half-mile before crossing the Coosa River.
Power (ERP):
3.7 kW
Antenna:
Nondirectional
Antenna HAAT:
303 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-WJWZ-FM | Non-Stop | Hip-Hop Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?]
(inactive)
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[Studio] Street View imagery of the Bluewater Broadcasting studios in Montgomery.
Owner:
Bluewater Broadcasting
History:
One of the newer commercial stations in the state, it signed on in 1998.
 
Arbitron 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!
 
In 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.
 
In 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.