Media in Jacksonville, Florida

Media in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida is served by local media, as well as regional and national media. As of 2009, Jacksonville is ranked as the 47th largest media market, with nearly 680,000 homes.[1] Radio and Television broadcasts are governed by the FCC.[2]

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Print Media

The Florida Times-Union is the major daily newspaper in Jacksonville and Jacksonville.com is its official website. It is owned by Morris Communications, which also publishes the Georgia Times-Union for southeast Georgia residents.

Another daily newspaper is the Financial News and Daily Record. It is the publisher of record for financial and legal notices in Duval County.

The Jacksonville Business Journal is published weekly and covers the city's business community.

The city's leading alternative newsweekly is Folio Weekly.

Publication Name Owner Readership / Distribution Website
The Florida Times-Union Morris Communications 155,590 Daily and 214,572 on Sunday Jacksonville.com
Financial News and Daily Record Bailey Publishing Unknown - Daily JaxDailyRecord.com
Jacksonville Business Journal ACBJ 10,000 - Weekly JacksonvilleBusinessJournal.com
Folio Weekly Folio Publishing, Inc. 44,200 - Weekly FolioWeekly.com
BUZZ Magazine Client Focused Media 60,000 - Monthly iWantaBuzz.com
Jacksonville Observer Cassidy Enterprises 10,000 - Monthly JaxObserver.com
EU Jacksonville Henley Family Unknown - Monthly eujacksonville.com
Jacksonville Magazine White Publishing Unknown - Monthly JacksonvilleMag.com
904 Magazine White Publishing Unknown - Monthly 904themagazine.com
Arbus Magazine Arbus Unknown - Bi-monthly Arbus.com

Television

Jacksonville is the 47th largest local television market in the United States,[3] and is served by television stations affiliated with all the major American networks. WJXT is a former longtime CBS affiliate that turned independent in 2002.[4]

Call sign Channel Licensee/Permittee[5] Affiliation
WJXT 4 Post-Newsweek Stations Independent
WJCT 7 WJCT, Inc. PBS
WTLV 12 Gannett Company NBC
WCWJ 17 Nexstar Broadcasting Group CW
WUBF 23 UMMAT Broadcasting Corporation Religious broadcasting
WJXX 25 Gannett Company ABC
WWRJ 27 U. S. Television, LLC Religious broadcasting
WAWS 30, 30.2 Newport Television Fox
W54CS 36 Ventana Television, Inc. HSN
WPXJ 41 ION Media Networks ION
WBXJ 43 L4 Media Group MTV2
WTEV 47 High Plains Broadcasting CBS
WJEB 59 Community Educational Television TBN

Radio

Jacksonville is the 46th largest local radio market in the United States,[6] and is dominated by the same two large ownership groups that dominate the radio industry across the United States: Cox Radio[7] and Clear Channel Communications.[8] The dominant AM radio station in terms of ratings is WOKV 690AM, which is also the flagship station for the Jacksonville Jaguars.[9] In September 2006, WOKV began simulcasting on 106.5 FM as WOKV FM. There are two radio stations broadcasting a primarily contemporary hits format; WAPE 95.1 has dominated this niche for over twenty years, and more recently has been challenged by WNWW 97.9 FM (Radio NOW). WJBT 93.3 (The Beat) is a hip-hop/R&B station, WJGH 107.3 is a modern rock and Alternative rock station that competes with WXXJ 102.9, WFYV 104.5—Rock 105 Jacksonville Classic rock, WQIK 99.1 is a country station as well as WGNE-FM 99.9, WCRJ FM 88.1 (The Promise) is the main Contemporary Christian station operating since 1984, WHJX 105.7 and WFJO 92.5 plays music in Spanish like salsa, merengue, and reggaeton, and WJCT 89.9 is the local National Public Radio affiliate. Local Jones College also hosts two easy listening stations, WKTZ 90.9 FM, and WJAX 1220 AM.

FM Stations

Call Sign Frequency
in MHz
Licensee/Permittee[10] Format
WCRJ 88.1 The River Educational Media Contemporary Christian music
WJFR 88.7 Family Radio Christian radio
WECC 89.3 Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting Contemporary Christian
WJCT 89.9 WJCT, Inc. Public radio
WYFB 90.5 Bible Broadcasting Network Religion
WKTZ 90.9 Jones College Easy listening
WTRJ 91.7 River Educational Media Contemporary Christian music
WJXR 92.1 WJXR, Inc. Home shopping
WFJO 92.5 Tama Group Sports radio
WJBT 93.3 Clear Channel Communications Urban contemporary
WSOS 94.1 Renda Broadcasting Adult contemporary
WAPE 95.1 Cox Radio Top 40
WEJZ 96.1 Renda Broadcasting Adult contemporary
WJGL 96.9 Cox Radio Classic hits
WNWW 97.9 Clear Channel Communications Top 40
WQIK 99.1 Clear Channel Communications Country music
WGNE 99.9 Renda Broadcasting Country music
WMUV 100.7 Renda Broadcasting Classic country
WSOL 101.5 Clear Channel Communications Urban adult contemporary
WYNR 102.5 Qantum Communications Country music
WXXJ 102.9 Clear Channel Communications Alternative rock
WWSN 103.3 Qantum Communications Adult contemporary
WFYV 104.5 Cox Radio Mainstream rock
WJSJ 105.3 Scott Savage Sports radio
WYRE-FM 105.5 Tama Group Tropical music
WJGM 105.7 Tama Group Tropical music
WOKV 106.5 Cox Radio News/Talk
WJGH 107.3 Clear Channel Communications Classic Hits

AM Stations

Call sign Frequency
in kHz
Licensee/Permittee[5] Format
WAYR 550 Moody Radio Christian radio
WBOB 600 Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting Conservative news/talk
WOKV 690 Cox Radio News/Talk
WFXJ 930 Clear Channel Communications Sports radio
WNNR 970 Norsan Consulting And Management Regional Mexican
WJXL 1010 Seven Bridges Radio Sports radio
WROS 1050 The Rose of Jacksonville Gospel music
WEWC 1160 Norsan Consulting And Management Tropical music
WSOS 1170 Norsan Consulting And Management Tropical music
WWIO 1190 Lighthouse Christian Broadcasting Contemporary Christian
WJAX 1220 Jones College Easy listening
WFOY 1240 Phillips Broadcasting News/Talk
WCGL 1360 JBD Communications Gospel
WZAZ 1400 Titus Harvest Dome Spectrum Church Gospel music
WAOC 1420 Phillips Broadcasting Sports radio
WQOP 1460 Queen of Peace Radio Catholic radio
WBOB 1530 Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting News Talk Information
WVOJ 1570 Norsan Consulting And Management Regional Mexican
WZNZ 1600 Queen of Peace Radio Catholic radio

Online Media

Jacksonville.com is the city's primary online news site, under the umbrella of the Florida Times-Union.

Most of the area's printed publications also have websites that offer some or all of the current major articles online, but not all offer archival access. The wikitable under Print Media specifies their URLs.

Several popular local blogs include Urban Jacksonville, Metro Jacksonville and The Urban Core.

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