FM Technical Profile: WKSJ


Station Name:
95 KSJ
Frequency:
94.9
Format:
Contemporary Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Middle Baldwin County with all the other big market FM and TV stations, at the Ard Road tower just south of I-10, exit 53. Co-located with WEAR-DT, WHBR-DT and WFGX-DT; FM stations WJTQ, WDLT and WBLX.
Power (ERP):
99 kW. (100 kW ERP with beam tilt)
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
1555 feet.
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
Increased power: 1.5%
HD-PTY: Country
HD-2: Smooth Jazz "The Gulf Coast's Smooth Jazz Channel"
HD-PTY: Jazz
// W262BL Mobile, AL
:
PS-Today's Best Country 95 KSJ
Time-
Present
Text-
95 KSJ Today's Best Country
Text-95 KSJ Song Title - Artist
PTY-Country
TMC-
Metro Traffic
PI-KDAB-FM
Radiotext+ Song Title/Artist-Yes
Radiotext+ Station Short Name-95 KSJ
Radiotext+ Station Long Name-Today's Best Country 95 KSJ
AUX: 2.2 kW @ 407 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
More Information:
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[Picture] Image of the RDS text display on a Sony Bluetooth portable headset, showing the Radio Text field scrolling by.
[Picture] Image of the RDS text display from a Mazda sedan's radio, showing the PS (station name), PTY (format) and Radio Text fields.
[Picture] Image of the HD PAD display for the HD-1 channel.
[Picture] Image of the HD PAD display for the HD-2 channel, carrying the Gulf Coast's Smooth Jazz Channel broadcast.
[Picture] Image from a Mazda sedan's radio, showing the HD PAD display for the HD-1 channel.
[Picture] Image from a Mazda sedan's radio, showing the HD PAD display for the HD-2 channel.
[Picture] Image from a Toyota's HD radio, showing the HD PAD data for the HD-1 channel, including the station's logo graphic.
[Picture] Image from a Toyota's HD radio, showing the HD PAD data for the HD-1 channel, including an artist's photograph accompanying his song.
[Picture] Image from a Toyota's HD radio, showing the HD PAD data for the HD-2 channel, including the station's logo graphic.
[Picture] Image from a Toyota's HD radio, showing the HD PAD data for the HD-2 channel, including the artist's photograph accompanying his song.
Owner:
iHeartMedia
History:
Was originally the counterpart to beautiful music formatted WZAM-AM (now WIJD), signing on in 1971 as WZAM-FM.  WZAM morphed into WKSJ (for the owner's name, Kenneth S. Johnson) and this station went along as WKSJ-FM.  In the 70's it went country and has been #1 rated in the market Arbitrons more times than any other station.  Like most Mobile stations, they started off with a short tower serving the greater Mobile area only, but moved to the 1,800 foot WPMI-TV tower in the mid-80's.  That tower, which held WPMI-TV, WHBR-TV, WJLQ-FM, WBLX-FM and WYOK-FM fell during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.  The stations have since relocated to alternate tower facilities in the same general area.  This is Mobile's only full-power HD multicast.  Until mid-July 2015, the HD2 channel was classic country "Foggy Mountain".  It was replaced by smooth jazz, and reported to be feeding W262BL after it relocated to its current site in Mobile-proper.  This puts the only classic country station off air and smooth jazz on four signals in the immediate area.