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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 Alpha Media
(Alpha Media 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 Alpha Media through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC. Along with five other sister stations, its studios are located in Ridgeland, a suburb of Jackson, while the transmitter tower is south of Raymond.

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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72 news items

 
WAPT Jackson
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:02:49 -0700

The city has joined with WJMI 99 Jams and WKXI FM for the annual event. Vendors will offer information about educational services, after-school and athletic programs, and health and wellness during the event. This year's theme is "Beginning Again with ...
 
Jackson Free Press
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:52:22 -0700

#Crudup's super PAC, which shares an address with his church in a former strip mall, bought radio advertisements at Jackson stations WKXI, WJMI and WOAD on June 20 to air June 21-24, leading up to the Republican primary runoff. The ads encouraged ...

WAPT Jackson

WAPT Jackson
Sat, 09 Aug 2014 13:27:47 -0700

McGee said the supplies provided will make it easier for her to afford the bigger items. "(I can buy) their uniforms and shoes," McGee said. Kids got a free backpack filled with school supplies and a book donated by Richard and Sandra Koritz. WJMI-FM ...
 
Jackson Free Press (blog)
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:58:29 -0700

All Citizens for Mississippi, the super PAC created by Bishop Ronnie Crudup of New Horizon Church International, bought radio advertisements at Jackson stations WKXI, WJMI, WOAD on June 20 to air June 21-24. The ads encouraged black voters to turn ...
 
Jackson Free Press
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:56:02 -0700

#Those documents do show that Crudup's super PAC—All Citizens for Mississippi—bought radio advertisements at Jackson stations WKXI, WJMI and WOAD on June 20 to air between June 21 and 24, leading up to the Republican primary runoff. #The ads ...
 
Jackson Free Press
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:21:49 -0800

#Nate West and Tim Murphy can make a morning commute a lot more fun with the Showgram Show on Y101. Whether they're giving call-in advice to a listener with relationship issues, opining on pop culture or having Murphy taste-test foods his pregnant wife ...
 
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 ...
 
WJTV
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:07:01 -0800

Heal The Hood at Christmas partnering organizations are: The Boys and Girls Club; K.I.N.G.S Leadership Institute; Operation Shoestring; Sisters With a Throttle and WJMI 99Jamz. Each partner nominates families living under improvised circumstances that ...
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