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City of license Warm Springs, Georgia
Broadcast area Columbus and west central Georgia
Branding Georgia Public Broadcasting
Slogan "Bringing you the best"
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date 1984
Format Public radio
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 305 m (1,000 ft)
Class C
Facility ID 23927
Callsign meaning James S. Peters
Owner Georgia Public Broadcasting
(Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission)
Webcast Listen Live

WJSP-FM (88.1 FM) is the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) radio station serving Columbus and all of west-central Georgia. It shares a radio tower with GPB TV station WJSP-TV just outside of Warm Springs, Georgia, its city of license. The station was one of the first GPB radio stations, first broadcasting in 1984. Unlike some of the other stations in the system, WJSP-FM only simulcasts the GPB radio network, with no local programs.


For some years, the station was also heard in Atlanta on W264AE FM 100.7, until it was forced permanently off-air in 2001 by commercial radio station WWWQ (now WNNX FM 100.5, which relocated from Anniston, Alabama, on an adjoining frequency. This left the GPB headquarters city without its own station, and also forced WGHR to go permanently off-air as well. However, WABE FM 90.1 and to some extent WCLK FM 91.9 (which are not part of the GPB system) air NPR/PRI programming, and classical and jazz music to metro Atlanta.


Supposed translators

WJSP-FM is supposedly relayed by an additional nine broadcast translators to widen its broadcast area, however this is questionable. The station is listed by the FCC as having these translators which are owned by Radio Assist Ministry, which is not associated with GPB. However, they are not listed by GPB, or given a station ID on the air. It appears that RAM may be committing an abuse of process by listing non-commercial educational stations as the source for its translators in order to avoid broadcast license fees, then selling them for a profit.

According to FCC records, WJSP was the initial primary station for W223AO FM 92.5 in Decatur, that station is now W275BK FM 102.9. In Cordele (south Georgia), W218CF 91.5 is now W272CK 102.3 relaying WBJY. In Tallapoosa (well west of Atlanta, nearly in Alabama), W216CE 91.1 is now W217BT 91.3, relaying KTLZ from Cuero, Texas. All three were owned by RAM, and the latter two still are, although their primary (parent) stations are not (see Great Translator Invasion). Other RAM-owned translators continue to be listed as a relay of the station, none are owned by GPB/GPTC. The Cochran station will be moving to 92.3, which will change its broadcast callsign to one beginning with W222. The Ladonia station is the only one licensed outside of Georgia to relay a GPB FM or TV station.

Callsign MHz City of license Facility
Additional Information
W299AX 107.7 Ladonia, Alabama 141662 10 129 D FCC
W238BK 95.5 Americus, Georgia 146642 10 10 D FCC
W257CI 99.3 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia 152200 1 27 D FCC
W276BK 103.1 Cochran, Georgia 149343 10 167 D FCC
W295AY 106.9 Crystal Valley, Georgia 141665 10 -8 D FCC
W209CC 89.7 Cuthbert, Georgia 148541 27 78 D FCC
W290AQ 105.9 Fort Valley, Georgia 153346 12 89 D FCC
W290BD 105.9 Montezuma, Georgia 153357 10 0 D FCC
W245BO 96.9 Union, Georgia 141671 250 81 D FCC

The following are former translators for this station, listed under current callsign but their former data at the time:

Callsign MHz City of license Facility
Additional Information
W275BK 92.5 Decatur, Georgia was W223AO 04 D FCC
W272CK 91.5 Cordele, Georgia was W218CF 38 D FCC
W217BT 91.1 Tallapoosa, Georgia was W216CE 09 D FCC

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