90.9 Jacksonville

FCC Applications 1/19: Moving Across The Street In New York & Jacksonville

Station Moves Univision’s Manhattan booster for Regional Mexican “92.7 Nueva York” WQBU Garden City is looking to cross the street, literally. WQBU-1 is applying to move from 450 W. 33rd Street to 460 W. 34th St with an increase from 80 watts to 99 watts at 76 meters continuing to utilize a directional array (Coverage Map). Educational Media Foundation’s 90.9 WKTZ-FM Jacksonville, FL also seeks to move across the street. WKTZ-FM will shift from its current tower where it operates with 50kW at 141 meters to 41kW at 166 meters (Coverage Map). Auburn University’s 91.1 WEGL Auburn, AL applies to increase from a Class A with 3kW at 65 meters to a C3 with 15kW at 94.2 meters (Coverage Map). Wagonwheel Communications Country 92.1 KFRZ Green River, WY applies to downg...[Read More]

WKTZ Jacksonville Ends Beautiful Music Programming

Update 11/6: As EMF prepares to close on its purchase of Beautiful Music 90.9 WKTZ-FM and Adult Standards 1220 WJAX Jacksonville from Jones College, both stations signed-off their programming earlier today. The Beautiful Music format will remain online at http://jcr.jones.edu/ Station GM Kenneth Jones wrote the following message regarding the end of the programming: Today the Beautiful Music Format of WKTZ 90.9 FM must leave the air waves of Jacksonville. The broadcast of Americas Favorite Music format on WJAX 1220 AM has also ended it’s Radio Broadcast in Jacksonville. I would like to thank the good people of Jacksonville, and our sponsors, for the many years of great music and support we have shared with each other. We have enjoyed our time together. Jones College Radio will contin...[Read More]

WKTZ Jacksonville Pleading For Survival

One of the last Beautiful Music stations in the country is pleading for funds to remain on the air. Kenneth Jones, GM of Jones College’s Beautiful Music 90.9 WKTZ-FM and Adult Standards 1220 WJAX Jacksonville has sent a letter to their listeners explaining that the station is having difficulty meeting its financial goals to keep the stations running. Jones in part states that between October 1 and 20 the station raised only $30,000 of its $200,000 goal. Jones comments that should they be unable to reach their goal he has advised the college’s board to consider a format change or sale of the station. The letter follows: We started our most recent campaign on October 1st. As most of you are aware we are a non-commercial station Licensed by the FCC to broadcast on 90.9 FM in Jacks...[Read More]