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City of license Lansing, Michigan
Branding 1240 WJIM
Slogan Lansing's Big Talker
Frequency 1240 kHz
Format News/Talk
Power 890 watts (Daytime)
890 watts (Nighttime)
Class C
Facility ID 17382
Transmitter coordinates 42°43′12″N 84°31′11″W / 42.72°N 84.51972°W / 42.72; -84.51972
Callsign meaning Jim Gross, son of original owner Harold Gross
Affiliations ABC News
Michigan Talk Network
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Sister stations WFMK, WITL-FM, WJIM-FM, WMMQ

WJIM (1240 AM) is a radio station licensed to Lansing, Michigan broadcasting a news-talk format. WJIM began broadcasting in 1934 on 1210 kHz with 250 watts daytime and 100 watts at night, under the ownership of Gross Telecasting. Then owner Harold Gross named the station after his son Jim, who would become the station's general manager from the 1960s through the sale of the station in 1985. In 1941 WJIM moved to 1240 kHz with 250 watts as a part of the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement. WJIM is currently under owership of Citadel Broadcasting. It is also the flagship station of the Michigan Talk Network.

From the early 90s to the fall of 2005, WJIM branded itself as News/Talk 1240 WJIM. It now brands itself as Lansing's BIG Talker. However, little has changed, aside from the morning show. Prior to 2005, Chris Holman hosted the show; now Holman works at 1320 AM and "The Big Show" is hosted by Michael Patrick Shiels.

The station broadcasts mainly conservative talk shows throughout the day. Featured programs include Glenn Beck, Paul Harvey, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Savage, and Coast to Coast AM.


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