Jackson, TN Station Swap

JJ97.7 JJ 97.7 Jammin Jackson TJ 1390 WTJS WTJW 105.3 The Dove WDVWUpdate 9/17: Forever Communications and Grace Broadcasting Services have completed their station trade in Jackson.

Christian AC “97.7 The Dove” WTGP Trenton has moved to 105.3 with new WDVW calls in place. 105.3 had been simulcasting News/Talk 1390 WTJS/94.1 W231BU as WTJW.

97.7 has launched a new Urban AC format as “JJ 97.7” with the JJ standing for “Jammin’ Jackson”. The station has taken on WYJJ as its call letters.

Original Report 5/11: Forever Communications and Grace Broadcasting Services are swapping stations in the Jackson, TN market.

Forever will acquire what is currently Christian “The Dove” 97.7 WTGP Trenton, TN in exchange for News/Talk 105.3 WTJW Humboldt and $525,000. The deal give Forever the better signal as 97.7 is a 50kW Class B, while 105.3 is a 4.7kW Class A.

Forever also owns 1390 WTJS/94.1 W231BU/94.3 WTJW which also carries the “TJ Network” News/Talk format along with 105.3, “Rock 92.3” WYNU, and Country “Froggy 104.1” WOGY.

Grace Broadcast Services also owns Christian Preaching “Good News 93.1” WWGM and Standards “Memories 1500” WTNE in the Jackson market.

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Lance Venta is the Owner and Publisher of RadioInsight.com and a consultant for RadioBB Networks specializing in integration of radio and the internet. Lance has two decades of experience tracking the audio industry and its use of digital platforms.


  1. Was driving on I-40 in 1995 listening to a Jackson, TN station. I had a friend with me who moved to this country from Nigeria and he was Black. He was taken aback when the station proclaimed in a promo, “No rap, no crap!”

    • Mix 95.7 in Philadelphia used that slogan in late 2001 “Today’s Best Music Without The Crap, I mean Rap”. Not just a Jackson, TN thing just bad radio.

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