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WJMI
City of license Jackson, Mississippi
Broadcast area Jackson, Mississippi
Branding 99 Jams
Slogan Keepin it Crunk
Frequency 99.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1968
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 323 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 50408
Callsign meaning W JaMs I
Jackson, MIssissippi
Owner YMF Media LLC
(YMF Media Mississippi Licensee LLC)
Sister stations WJNT, WJQS, WKXI-FM, WOAD, WRKS
Webcast Listen Live
Website wjmi.com

WJMI (99.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Jackson, Mississippi, USA with a Mainstream Urban musical format. The station is owned by YMF Media LLC through licensee YMF Media Mississippi Licensee LLC.

Station history[edit]

The station began in 1968 as an FM sister to station WRBC and was owned by the Rebel Broadcasting Company. Most of the disc jockeys who were on WRBC took shifts on the FM station, and hosting a shift on the FM station was used to test new talent for WRBC.

Among the more famous voices to be heard on WJMI were Bob Pittman (founder of MTV), Walt Grayson (later a television weatherperson for two Jackson television stations), and Mary Lewis.

The station then broadcast from 7a.m. until midnight. It was affiliated with the ABC-FM news network and broadcast the news each hour at fifteen minutes past the hour with local news following.

The station began as an easy listening station with some of the talent later recalling that every version of "Spanish Eyes" was played on the station. By the 1970s, though, the station had evolved into an adult contemporary station which played album-cuts from such singer-songwriters as Carole King, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, and Helen Reddy, bubblegum music (such as David Cassidy, Bobby Sherman, and the Partridge Family, and middle-of-the-road artists such as Johnny Mathis, Vikki Carr, and Andy Williams. Instrumental music and soft easy-listening music was played on the station, especially preceding the news.

WJMI was one of the first stations to employ female disc jockeys.

There were occasionally contests for concerts (such as the 1971 State Fair appearance of actor-singer Bobby Sherman).

On April 1, 1973, WJMI was sold to new owners, who then flipped the format to its current rhythm-and-blues, which they have programmed ever since.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°12′29″N 90°24′50″W / 32.208°N 90.414°W / 32.208; -90.414


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Jackson Free Press
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:18:53 -0700

Ward 6 Councilman Tony Yarber and Chokwe Antar Lumumba, the son of the late mayor, are both running campaign advertising on WRBJ 97.7 and WJMI 99.7, both of which target young listeners of modern hip-hop and R&B music. Ward 2 Councilman ...
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