Infobox Radio Station
name = WJMP
branding = Fox Sports Radio 1520 WJMP
frequency = 1520 (kHz)
format = Sports talk
power = 1,000
class = D
owner = Media-Com, Inc.
callsign_meaning = |
WJMP AM 1520 is daytime only radio station licensed to
Kent, Ohioand serving the Akron, Ohioradio 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 Radionewscasts hourly. It is commonly owned with FM station WNIR and low-power television stations WAOH-LPchannel 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.
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 Radioaffiliate. On June 2006, when Akron's WTOU/WARF dropped Fox Sports Radiofor 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.
2001, when Cleveland station WRMRAM 850 announced that it was dropping pop standardsmusic for the sports format of WKNR, WJMP changed to a standards format.
WJMP also has been a
talk radiosister 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 Baseballplayers' 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]
March 15, 1989the 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.
*6:00am - 9:00am
The First Team on Foxwith Steve Czaban
*9:00am - noon
Out of Bounds on Foxwith Craig Shemonand James Washington
*noon - 3:00pm
The Jim Rome Show
*3:00pm - 7:00pm
The Drive on Foxwith Chris Myers
*7:00 - sign off
Fox Game Time Livewith Andrew Sicilliano
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