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City of license Stillwater, New York
Broadcast area Saratoga County, Capital Region
Branding 101.3 The Jockey
Slogan Your Saratoga County Connection/Saratoga's County Best Music Variety/Your Hometown Station
Frequency 101.3 MHz
First air date October 3, 1988 (as WSSV)
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 2,900 watts
HAAT 143 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning JKE = horse racing jockey
Former callsigns WSSV (1988-1994)
WJKE (1994-1998) (2013- )
WQAR (1998-2012)
Owner Empire Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WAIX, WPTR, WABY
Webcast Listen Live

WJKE (101.3 FM, "The Jockey") is an adult contemporary radio station licensed to Stillwater, New York, USA, and serving the vicinity of Saratoga County. It is owned by Empire Broadcasting Corporation and broadcasts at 2,900 watts ERP from a tower in Stillwater. In addition to its key coverage area, WJKE is a rimshot into both the Glens Falls/Lake George area and the tri-cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy.

The station began broadcasting in 1988 as WSSV, a full-service adult contemporary station that served mainly the nearby city of Saratoga Springs. Sold by its original owners in April 1994, the station reimaged itself as WJKE (The Jockey), a name referring to the nearby Saratoga Race Course. When WJKE became the first station bought by the Anastos Media Group in October 1998, the station was rebranded again with the WQAR (Star 101.3) calls and name.

Ernie Anastos sold his Albany-area stations—WQAR, WABY, WUAM and its translator W291BY, and WVKZ—to Empire Broadcasting Corporation in June 2012 at a purchase price of $1.2 million.[1] The transaction was consummated on September 7, 2012. On September 8, 2012, the station reverted to the WJKE call sign.[2] On February 27, 2013 WJKE rebranded as "The Jockey".[3]

WJKE previously aired several nationally syndicated radio shows including "Intelligence For Your Life" with John Tesh, "Your Weekend" with Jim Brickman and "Retro Pop Reunion" with Joe Cortez. The station no longer carries these programs as of 2013.


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External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WJKE
  • Radio-Locator information on WJKE
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJKE

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