FM Technical Profile: WYJD

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Station Name:
College; CHR; Educational; Jazz; Easy Listening
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Approximately 2 miles east of Brewton and 2 miles north of US 29 along CR-22 (Ridge Road). (Co-located with WKNU.)
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
482 feet
More Information:
Jefferson Davis State Jr. College
This station appears to have come on the air in October 1986 under the ownership of Jefferson Davis State Junior College in Brewton.  The station may have been student-run, featuring a diverse mix of musical styles typical of college radio stations.  The studio was somewhere on Alco Drive (possible the Student Center or the Neal Colonial Center).  This was the area's first local public radio station.  The Radio Yearbook lists Lee Bain as the General Manager and Rhonda McK-Hangler as the Program Director during the station's short lifetime.  In addition to a diverse lineup of music, the station also carried some educational programming.  The college gave up the license in 1994 and the station left the airwaves.

The frequency was not used again until 1998 when Maranatha Ministries Foundation won a permit for a new station licensed to Brewton.