Cox Media Group has swapped format locations of Alternative “X102.9” WXXJ Jacksonville and Soft AC “Easy 106.5” WEZI Ponte Vedra Beach FL. The move places the Soft AC format on the 100kW Class C 102.9 signal and with the frequency switch, “Easy 102.9” has gone All-Christmas to compete against Renda AC 96.1 WEJZ. WXXJ goes in reverse to the Class A signal as “X106.5“. In the October 2017 Nielsen Audio ratings, WXXJ was tenth in the Jacksonville market with a 3.7 share while WEZI was thirteenth with a 2.5. Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacksonville has switched frequencies on two of its radio stations, WEZI Easy 106.5 is now heard on 102.9 FM, and WXXJ X102.9 is now heard on 106.5 FM. In addition to Easy 102.9’s move, it became the first station in Jac...[Read More]
Cox Media launched Soft AC “Easy 106.5” WEZI Ponte Vedra Beach at 12pm today after a few hours of stunting with a loop of Commodore’s “Easy”. The first hour of Easy 106.5 featured: Gino Vannelli – Living Inside Myself Stevie Nicks & Don Henley – Leather and Lace Tina Turner – I Don’t Wanna Fight Barbra Streisand & Andy Gibb – Guilty Genesis – Follow You Follow Me Stevie Wonder – Part Time Lover Elton John – Little Jeannie Billy Joel – Honesty Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror Bananarama – Cruel Summer Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes Kool and the Gang – Joanna Bette Midler – From A Distance Sept. 29, 2015 – This afternoon at 12 p.m. Cox Media Group (CMG) Jacks...[Read More]
Cox Media Urban AC “Hot 106.5” WHJX Ponte Vedra Beach/Jacksonville, FL is moving to 99.5 W258CN Jacksonville. The 210 watt at 276 meter translator CP was purchased by Cox last December for $350,000 (Coverage Map). Since the launch of WHJX in May 2013, the station has forced a shift of iHeartMedia’s incumbent Urban AC “V101.5” WSOL-FM to Classic Hip-Hop. A new format for 106.5 WHJX will launch on Thursday, October 8. The original report available only to our Premium Members includes what’s next for 106.5 WHJX.
Update 5/23: At 12:00am, 106.5 dropped its simulcast of 690/104.5 WOKV and debuted Urban Oldies “Hot 106.5“. Branded as “Duval’s Adult R&B” for Jacksonville’s home county, the station is launching with the prerequisite 10,000 songs in a row commercial free. Clarence Natto, who had been serving as Promotions Director for Cox’ “Kiss 104.1” WALR Atlanta will program the station. The move places the station in direct competition with Clear Channel’s “V101.5” WSOL-FM and creates an Urban wall with sister “Power 106.1“. Update 5/19: WOKV has announced that Wednesday, May 22 will be the last day the station will be heard on 106.5. Update 5/17: Cox’s call letter applications give the next hint for what...[Read More]
With the retirement of “Rock 104.5” out of the way, Cox has given the 98.8kW signal of WFYV Atlantic Beach, FL to sister News/Talk 690/106.5 WOKV. The midnight flip comes after a few days of stunting that teased five potential formats, none of which came to pass. Currently WOKV’s programming is airing on all three stations in the market, despite the new station logo only emphasizing 104.5. WOKV was one of the first stations to begin the recent trend of simulcasting on FM in 2006, when Christian AC “106.5 The Promise” WBGB Ponte Vedra Beach was sold to Cox and became WOKV-FM. In the March 2013 PPM monthly, WOKV place third in the market with a 6.5 share trailing only its Cox sister stations 95.1 WAPE and “96.9 The Eagle” WJGL. WOKV is the flagship s...[Read More]