FM Technical Profile: WTJT

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Station Name:
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Frequency:
90.1
Format:
Religious
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] 2 miles northwest of Baker, north of FL-4 on CR-C4A.
Power (ERP):
50 kW
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
416 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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Owner:
Florala Broadcasting
History:
This station dates back to an original construction permit issued to Earl and Ruth Thompson's Okaloosa Public Radio, Inc. in 1986.  The station came on the air in the summer of 1988 as a Class C2 signal with 5 kW from an antenna height of 253 feet HAAT, from the same site they use today northwest of Baker.  From the beginning, it's had Religious programming.  The calls stand for "We're Trust Jesus Today". 

In May 1993, the station signed on a bigger signal after snagging an upgrade to a Class C3 status.  This upped the power to 20 kW and the antenna height nudged up to 256 feet HAAT.

The station received another significant boost in coverage when they secured a construction permit to boost power to 50 kW (and raise antenna height to 416 feet) in 2002.  The new, more powerful signal finally signed on in the summer of 2005; with it came a slightly directional antenna pattern to protect existing stations elsewhere in the area.

It was announced in June 2019 that Okaloosa Public Radio sold the station to Florala Broadcasting for $850,000.  Florala owns commercial AM stations WKWL in Florala and WGYV in Greenville, Alabama.