KJJK (AM)

KJJK (1020 AM) is a radio station licensed to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. The station serves the Fergus Falls-Detroit Lakes area. The station is currently owned by Leighton Broadcasting, through licensee Leighton Radio Holdings, Inc.[1]

KJJK
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CityFergus Falls, Minnesota
Broadcast areaFergus Falls, Minnesota
BrandingChannel 977
SloganHit Music
Frequency1020 kHz
Translator(s)97.7 MHz K249EZ (Fergus Falls)
First air date1987
FormatTop 40/CHR
Power2,000 watts day
370 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID76
Transmitter coordinates46°14′43″N 95°58′46″W / 46.24528°N 95.97944°W / 46.24528; -95.97944Coordinates: 46°14′43″N 95°58′46″W / 46.24528°N 95.97944°W / 46.24528; -95.97944
AffiliationsAmerican Top 40
OwnerLeighton Broadcasting
(Leighton Radio Holdings, Inc.)
Sister stationsKBRF, KJJK-FM, KPRW, KZCR
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteChannel 977 Online

The studios and offices are west of downtown Fergus Falls, at 728 Western Avenue North, near I94. It shares a transmitter site with KJJK-FM, southeast of Fergus Falls, near Wall Lake.

HistoryEdit

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station on September 8, 1986.[2] The station was assigned the KJJK call sign on September 23, 1986,[3] and received its license to cover on February 12, 1987.[4] The station formerly broadcast an oldies format as "Groovy 1020" and a sports talk format as "1020 The Game".[5]

On December 28, 2016, after running Christmas music through most of the month and stunting for 48 hours with non-stop music by Minneapolis native Prince, KJJK flipped to Top 40/CHR as "Channel 97.7", utilizing newly signed-on translator K249EZ to expand its signal to FM. An afternoon host using the name "McLovin" will debut in early January.[6]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "KJJK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  2. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. September 8, 1986. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 8, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. February 12, 1987. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  5. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2009.
  6. ^ Channel 97.7 Brings CHR To Fergus Falls

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