Black Oldies, Black
Gospel, Talk, Black Adult Contemporary
Near Jefferson Avenue
in west Birmingham, east of Midfield.
1,000 watts 24 hours
As far as known, this
has always been WJLD, once licensed to Homewood and now to Fairfield. The
station's always had some type of black-oriented format, and even had an
FM co-owned companion (WJLN 104.7 FM, later to be WZZK, country giant)
back before anyone knew what FM was. This station never lived up to it's
potential: at a time when it's other black formatted competition were all
daytimers (1220, 1320 and 900 AM) and it was the only fulltimer, it should
have been market dominant but wasn't. The station is currently seeking
to move it's transmitter from Birmingham to behind the Fairfield Civic
Center, where it would also relocate it's studios from a ramshackle box
off Spaulding-Ishkooda Road.