FM Technical Profile: WMJB
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- Station Name:
- The Good News
view] Just east of Lee Road 379, near Lee Road 375, south of
- Power (ERP):
- 25 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 253 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Text-[?] PTY-[?] PI-WRLD-FM
- More Information:
- Augusta Radio
Broadcasting put this station on the air in 1993, as a class A
targeting Valley, with the WUAF calls. The transmitter was
located along Fredonia Highway north of Lanett. The calls
changed to WRLD-FM in 1994 and it had an Oldies format, as Boomer
95.3. The station was sold to McClure Broadcasting,
Inc., in the summer of 1999 for $780,000.
Around the year 2000, this station moved to try to compete in the
Columbus market. For a period, this station had an unusual
arrangement with an area translator (W266BJ licensed to Golddust,
AL) wherein a local oldies-formatted AM is relayed during daylight
hours, but WRLD was relayed overnights when the AM was off-air. That
lasted for a little while until the AM took over the translator
(since moved to Tallasee) full-time. The station was sold to
Archway Broadcasting in 2003.
After the move to compete in Columbus, the station morphed from
Oldies to Classic Hits as The Ride. The Ride
didn't last long, as the station has been reported to be Oldies
again (2008?) This is around the same time the license was
transferred to James Martin's PMB Broadcasting, LLC. The
classic hits Ride format rode down the dial to WRGC 1420 and
its translator on 106.9 MHz, where it later met an untimely
WRLD as of 2016 is back to a more Classic Hits 70's/80's centered
format. In mid-August 2016, this station swapped formats with
1270 WBOJ and its translator, taking on the Classic Country "Kissin'
Country Legends" format. In 2019, the station began operating
under a Local Marketing Agreement (LMA) with James Martin's son,
Christopher Martin, via RCG Media. At the end of August 2019,
the station flipped to an Adult R&B format (the third R&B
station in the market at the time) as "Smooth R&B".
It was announced in December 2022 that the station was being sold by
PMB Broadcasting to Augusta Radio Fellowship for $1.3 million.
They flipped the format to Christian Religious as part of their
"Good News Network" network. The call sign changed to WMJB on
the first day of February 2023.