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WDJX
City of license Louisville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Louisville
Branding 99.7 DJX
Slogan "Today's Best Music"
Frequency 99.7 FM (MHz)
First air date 1962
Format CHR
ERP 24,000 watts
HAAT 218 meters (716 feet)
Class B
Facility ID 55498
Transmitter coordinates 38° 21' 53" N, 85° 50' 18" W
Former callsigns WKLO-FM (1962-1971)
WCSN (1971-1979)
WKJJ-FM (1979-1985)
Owner Main Line Broadcasting
Website http://www.wdjx.com

WDJX is a Contemporary Hit Radio radio station located in Louisville, Kentucky. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast on 99.7 FM with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 24 kW.

Station history

WKLO-FM signed on in August 1962 as the FM sister to WKLO AM 1080. Initially, the station simulcasted much of WKLO-AM's Top 40 format, breaking off after 6 p.m. to air classical music and showtunes, but eventually segued into a full-time simulcast by the end of the 1960s. When the FCC banned full-time AM-FM simulcasts in the late 1960s, WKLO-FM switched to an automated Top 40 format. In the early 1970s WKLO-FM became WCSN with an automated Beautiful/Easy Listening format.

In 1979, WCSN ("Sunshine Melodies") abruptly dropped its automated B/EZ format for a Rock-leaning Top 40 format as WKJJ, with the first song in the new format as "Renegade" by Styx. Initially, the station was known as "JJ-100", but was quickly changed to "KJ-100" days after signing-on. Several months later, sister AM WKLO was changed to WKJJ-AM as both stations pioneered a then-unique concept of "lateral replays" where a song would air on the FM and the same song would air several minutes later on the AM. This concept was done in order to get around FCC rules that were still in place at the time.

In 1981, sister WKJJ-AM dropped the lateral replay concept as the format was changed to Country as WCII. One year later, WKJJ-FM changed to Adult Contemporary as "Majic (sic) 100". This move left the Louisville market without a Top 40/CHR station for the next few years (In the meantime, former Album rocker WLRS and Adult Contemporary-turned-Top 40 WJYL would attempt to fill the hole for CHR in the Louisville market).

In July 1985, Magic 100 stunted by playing Christmas carols for about an hour. When the stunt ended, WDJX signed on as a CHR under the handle "99.7 DJX". The first song played was "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits.

WDJX is owned by Main Line Broadcasting.

External links

  • Station website
  • WDJX's entry at LKYRadio.com (includes an aircheck of WDJX's first hour on the air).
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WDJX
  • Radio-Locator information on WDJX
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WDJX

Coordinates: 38°21′53″N 85°50′18″W / 38.36472°N 85.83833°W / 38.36472; -85.83833


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