FM Technical Profile: WMJJ
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- Station Name:
- Magic 96.5
view] Ishkooda Mountain, about 1/4 mile southeast of where
Wenonah Road and Venice Road meet, near the Goldwire community.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW.
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1027 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-Birmingham's Variety Magic965 (song/artist)
Text-Magic 96.5 (song/artist)
Urban Contemporary "104-1 The Beat"
- // W281AB
PS-The Beat (song/artist)
PTY-Rhythm and Blues
- "K-Love" //
KLVR Middletown, CA
- // W241AI
- Mono (HD feed
- AUX: 32 kW @
781 feet. 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Facebook for the K-Love network
Online] A tribute to the station's WQEZ years, with a bit of
history and streaming beautiful music.
RDS display from the station on a GMC Yukon's radio. (From 2012.)
RDS display from an Insignia portable radio showing the oddball PS
that all iHeart stations have. (From early 2016.)
RDS display from the HD-2 via FM translator on a GMC Yukon's radio.
HD PAD data for the HD-1 channel, displayed on an Insignia portable
in northwest Alabama. (From summer 2016.)
HD PAD data for the HD-2 subchannel, displayed
on an Insignia portable in northwest Alabama. (From summer
HD PAD data for the HD-3 subchannel, displayed on an Insignia
portable in northwest Alabama. (From summer 2016.)
Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studio space in Birmingham.
- Originally the
calls were WCRT, the stepchild of WCRT-AM 1260. From sometime in the
70's up until 1983, the station had the calls WQEZ, "Your Q to EZ
listening". A day or two after Christmas in 1982, it switched to
- For the
past 30 years it has been a sucessful staple of Birmingham radio as
WMJJ. In 2000 and 2001, the station went all Christmas music
from Thanksgiving until December 25th! Wow!
Sometime in the middle of January 2002, the station added an
RDS encoder. Strangely, this RDS signal appeared about the
time WBHM's went off. Coincidence? :) As with a lot of Alabama
stations, the RDS was been on and off a lot until the rollout of HD
digital radio on all the Clear Channel owned outlets.
appears that some feathered have been ruffled in the Magic world
this summer (2009). Reports are that the oldies sing-a-long
weekends are gone, replaced with Clear Channel's iHeart Radio
programming, and that the station has begun playing more upbeat and
station also hosts a "Christmas in July" weekend stunt, playing all
Christmas music. Most recently, it was reported to be on the
weekend of the 17th of July 2010 and the week of the 24th
in 2011. Magic 96 has historically been the first major radio
station in the entire state to go all-Christmas during the holidays,
too. As of 2015, they flipped on the 5th November, well ahead
of other stations in the state but behind SummitMedia's 1320/100.1
AM/translator pairing, which flipped over a month before.
- On 29
July 2011 the station's HD-2 subchannel changed from iHeartRadio's
classic hits/oldies feet to an urban format as "104.1 The
Beat". It is now being relayed on translator W218AB, which
formerly broadcast urban oldies WJLD-AM.