98.9 Columbus

Radio-One Sells 98.9 WJKR Columbus To Salem; Flips To Talk

Update 11/1: WJKR made the flip to Talk at midnight tonight. The station’s lineup features Bill Bennett 6-9am, Mike Gallagher 9am-12pm, Dennis Prager 12-3pm, Michael Medved 3-6pm, Hugh Hewitt 6-9pm, Dennis Miller 9pm-12am, and Lars Larson 12-3am. All but Miller and Larson are syndicated in-house by Salem. Update 10/28: When Salem takes control of 98.9 WJKR on Thursday, it will flip the station to Conservative Talk as “98.9 The Answer“. The website is currently alternating between the logo seen here and the site that was to be used last year for “FMTalk 102.5” had Salem gained control of WWCD. Original Report 10/23: Radio-One has agreed to sell Variety Hits “98.9 Jack-FM” WJKR Columbus to Salem Communications for an undisclosed amount. Salem will be...[Read More]

Magic Moves In Columbus, Making Room For Jack

Radio-One has moved Urban AC “Magic 98.9” WXMG Columbus, OH to 106.3 displacing Gospel “Joy 106.3” WJYD. 98.9 has flipped to Variety Hits “Jack-FM“. The move transfers the Urban AC format to a weaker signal targeting Columbus from 23 miles to the west, while 98.9 is located directly in Columbus. The move follows Clear Channel’s flip of 93.3 WLZT from AC to Oldies on September 6. In addition to WXMG and WJYD, Radio-One also operates Urban “Power 107.5” WCKX in the Columbus market.