WJMP


WJMP

Infobox Radio Station
name = WJMP


city = Kent, Ohio
area = Akron, Ohio
branding = Fox Sports Radio 1520 WJMP
slogan =
airdate =
frequency = 1520 (kHz)
format = Sports talk
power = 1,000 watts
class = D
owner = Media-Com, Inc.
website =
callsign_meaning = |

WJMP AM 1520 is daytime only radio station licensed to Kent, Ohio and serving the Akron, Ohio radio market. WJMP operates with a maximum power output of 1,000 watts, using a six-tower, daytime-only directional antenna pattern. WJMP is required to shut down at night to protect other stations which broadcast on this same frequency.

WJMP is the Akron affiliate of Fox Sports Radio, and carries CBS Radio newscasts hourly. It is commonly owned with FM station WNIR and low-power television stations WAOH-LP channel 29 Akron and W35AX channel 35 Cleveland, which broadcast under the name "The CAT".

The station signed in the 1960s as WKNT, owned by the publisher of the Kent Ravenna "Record-Courier" newspaper. It was purchased by Media-Com, Inc. in July 1971.

Format changes

WJMP has had a variety of formats over the years, having a history of changing formats to react to changes made by other stations in both the Akron and Cleveland markets.

Prior to affiliating with Fox Sports Radio, WJMP was an Air America Radio affiliate. On June 2006, when Akron's WTOU/WARF dropped Fox Sports Radio for liberal talk, WJMP took the sports format abandoned by the Akron station. WARF then added two Air America programs once run on WJMP to its existing talk lineup.

Earlier, in 2001, when Cleveland station WRMR AM 850 announced that it was dropping pop standards music for the sports format of WKNR, WJMP changed to a standards format.

WJMP also has been a talk radio sister station to WNIR, carrying various syndicated talk programs in contrast with WNIR's mainly local schedule of hosts.

It once relayed the TV audio of co-owned WAOH-LP/W35AX, and (most notoriously) stunted during the Major League Baseball players' strike of 1994 with a continuous loop of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during its daytime broadcast hours. This stunt gained the small station nationwide attention, and an entry in the Guinness Book of Sports Records. [http://www.jhu.edu/~gazette/aprjun95/jun2695/26briefs.html]

Before March 15, 1989 the station used the callsign WKNT. Until sister WKNT-FM became WNIR, and became a full-time talk radio station in the mid-1980s, WKNT AM 1520 simulcast with the FM station.

Current Lineup

*6:00am - 9:00am The First Team on Fox with Steve Czaban
*9:00am - noon Out of Bounds on Fox with Craig Shemon and James Washington
*noon - 3:00pm The Jim Rome Show
*3:00pm - 7:00pm The Drive on Fox with Chris Myers
*7:00 - sign off Fox Game Time Live with Andrew Sicilliano

External links

*AMQ|WJMP
*Transmitter|WJMP|41.160278|81.304444



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