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WWWJ
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City of license Galax, Virginia
Broadcast area Carroll County, Virginia
Grayson County, Virginia
Branding "Gospel 1360 AM"
Slogan "The Very Best in Gospel"
Frequency 1360 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Southern Gospel
Power 5,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 68600
Transmitter coordinates 36°39′48.0″N 80°54′52.0″W / 36.66333°N 80.91444°W / 36.66333; -80.91444
Callsign meaning possible nod to WWJ
Former callsigns WBOB
Owner Twin County Broadcasting Corporation
Website WWWJ Online

WWWJ is a Southern Gospel formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Galax, Virginia, serving Carroll and Grayson counties in Virginia. WWWJ is owned and operated by Twin County Broadcasting Corporation.

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History

WWWJ began operation on April 1, 1947 as WBOB (AM). Early staff included announcer Herm Reavis, engineer Ed Boyer and sales manager J. Brice Parks Sr. The station retained the WBOB call sign until May 19, 1997 when it was renamed WWWJ. The WBOB call sign moved first to a station in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then in 2006 to the current WBOB-AM station in Jacksonville, Florida.[1]

Broadcast Area

With 5,000 watts of power, WWWJ covers not only the Twin Counties of Carroll County and Grayson County, but also parts of Wythe County, Virginia and Pulaski County in Virginia, but also Surry County and Alleghany County in North Carolina.

Format

The format is primarily Southern Gospel, with a mix of Country Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel, Contemporary Christian and Black Gospel make up the music, as well as national and local ministry programs to complete the format.

Programming

"Tony in the Morning", or the WWWJ Morning Show, airs Monday thru Friday with Host and Announcer Tony Phillips. It is the most popular program currently on the station, with a blend of music, news, humor, interviews and conservative commentary. Veteran Announcer Joel Bonn rounds out the afternoon broadcast with more music, local news and programming.

References

  1. ^ "Station Search". Federal Communications Commission. http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_sear.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-18.  

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