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WJLX
WJLX-AM logo.png
City of license Jasper, Alabama
Broadcast area Walker County, Alabama
Slogan "Radio Walker County!"
Frequency 1240 AM (kHz)
Format Southern Gospel
Power 1000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 54798
Transmitter coordinates 33°48′54″N 87°16′19″W / 33.815°N 87.27194°W / 33.815; -87.27194
Former callsigns WARF (?-2003)
WTID (2003-2004)
WLYJ (2004-2007)
WZTQ (2007-2008)[1]
Owner Walker County Broadcasting
(Wal Win LLC)
Sister stations WJBE
Website walkercountyradio.com

WJLX (1240 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Jasper, Alabama. The station is owned by Wal Win LLC It airs a full-service Southern Gospel music format.[2]

The station was assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since January 29, 2008, when it swapped with then-sister station WLYJ.[1]

History

In September 1993, Radio South, Inc., reached an agreement to sell country music formatted WARF to New Century Radio, Inc.[3] The deal was approved by the FCC on September 27, 1993.[4]

The station was assigned the call letters WTID by the FCC on January 9, 2003.[1] In May 2004, New Century Radio, Inc. (Vachel L. Posey Jr., president) reached an agreement to sell WTID to Joy Christian Communications Inc. (Ed L. Smith, president) for a reported sale price of $200,000.[5] The deal was approved by the FCC on June 28, 2004, and the transaction was consummated on July 9, 2004.[6] At the time of the sale, the station broadcast an oldies music format.[5] The new owners had the FCC change this station's call letters to WLYJ on September 8, 2004.[1]

The station was assigned the call letters WZTQ by the FCC on September 17, 2007, when it swapped with then-sister station WLYJ.[1] Just before the station was put up for sale, on January 29, 2008 the owners had the station's callsign changed again, this time to WJLX.[1]

In February 2008, Joy Christian Communications Inc. reached an agreement to sell WJLX to Walker County Broadcasting (through their subsidiary, Wal Win LLC, headed by shareholder Brett Elmore).[7] Wal Win LLC agreed to pay in full the mortgage held against real property (with the pay-off being $300,000) in exchange for the station.[8] The deal was approved by the FCC on March 27, 2008, and the transaction was consummated on April 11, 2008.[9] At the time of the sale, the station broadcast a Southern Gospel music format but, has more recently begun imitating the much more successful and vastly more well known and popular format of the nearby 97.7 Fox-FM, WQJJ.[1]

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