AM Technical Profile: WIJD
Just off Talisman Ave,
off Conception Street Road, near the intersection of Interstates 65 and
165. The tower also supports WAVH-FM.
5,000 watts days / 103
1 tower: Omnidirectional
Owned by Wilkins Communications
1270 began in the early
50's as WAIP, a daytimer country station in suburban Prichard. In the 60's,
it was an easy listening station with the calls WSIM (Wonderful Sound In
Mobile), owned by Holt Broadcasting, then briefly top 40 with the
same calls. After that, it went back to country as WZAM. Purchased by Kenneth
S. Johnsonin 1965 , it became WKSJ. WKSJ-FM because the market leader as
a country station, with WKSJ-AM simulcating. In the late 70's, briefly
went to WLLF, a Music of Your Life station, then back to country simulcast.
Under new ownership, it tried syndicated talk shows in 1998-99. Technically
a daytimer, it stayed on at night with minimal power.
Late winter 2000 has
WKSJ phasing out the old adult standards format for an all talk one, with
the slogan "Impact 1270". In 2003 the station tried simulcasting WGCX out
of Pensacola with their contemporary Christian format, but appeared to
be back to all talk after a trial. In the summer of 2004, the station appears
to be back to religious broadcasting once again. In the fall of 2004 the
station changed calls to WIJD. Wilkins Communications aquired the
station in 2006.