WJBC-FM

WJBC-FM is an FM radio station licensed on 93.7 for Pontiac, Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal market. It is the only remaining commercial station licensed to Pontiac.

WJBC-FM
CityPontiac, Illinois
Broadcast areaBloomington-Normal
Branding93.7 Nash Icon
Frequency93.7 MHz
First air dateJuly 1969 (1969-07) (as WPOK-FM at 103.1)[1]
FormatCountry
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT144 meters (472 ft)
ClassB1
Facility ID37818
Transmitter coordinates40°45′27.1″N 88°37′40.2″W (NAD83)
Callsign meaningfrom WJBC (AM)
Former callsignsWPOK-FM (19691984)
WJEZ (19842003)
WTRX-FM (20032010)
Former frequencies103.1 MHz (19691990s)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stationsWBNQ, WBWN, WJBC (AM), WJEZ
WebcastListen Live
Website937nashicon.com

History

The station went in the air in July 1969, and by 1975 had 3000 watts on 103.1 MHz using the callsign WPOK-FM, simulcasting its sister station 1080 WPOK (AM), also in Pontiac.[2] WPOK-FM changed its callsign to WJEZ in November 1984;[3] the AM station eventually went off the air by 1998.[4] WJEZ was a modern country station by 1989,[1] and received authorization to move from 103.1 MHz to 93.7 MHz in the early 1990s.[5]

In 2003, the WJEZ callsign was moved to sister station 98.9 at Dwight, Illinois; that station still remains WJEZ as of 2010. 93.7 became WTRX-FM, a classic rock station with the nickname "Thunder 93.7 WTRX". It later became "WTRX, The Oldies Channel", from the name of the Westwood One's music network format it used; the music network was purchased by Dial Global and WTRX-FM began using Dial Global's Kool Gold format, except during mornings.

In 2010, the station changed its callsign to WJBC-FM and began simulcasting sister station 1230 WJBC (AM) from Bloomington.

On August 15, 2014, at 3pm, WJBC-FM split from the simulcast and became one of the first stations to flip to the new "Nash Icons" country network as 93.7 Nash Icon.

Past Logos

References

  1. Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1989 ed.). p. B-96.
  2. Broadcasting/Cable Yearbook (1975 ed.). p. C-60.
  3. FCC callsign history. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
  4. 1080 WPOK (AM) at Pontiac was FCC facility ID 37822; see Application Search Results. Its license was surrendered on 24 March 1998 and deleted on 18 June 1998, per FCC file number BR-19960724YV.
  5. Federal Communications Commission file BPH-19920421IF. Retrieved 2010-09-23.
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