Infobox Radio station
name = WIJD
city = Prichard,
slogan = "Christian Talk"
frequency = 1270
format = Religious
power = 5,000
watts (day) 103 watts (night)
class = D
facility_id = 53144
coordinates = coord|30|44|44.00|N|88|5|40.00|W|region:GB_type:city
former_callsigns = WKSJ, WLLF
owner = Wilkins Communications Network, Inc.
licensee = Mobile Bay Corporation
website = [http://www.wilkinsradio.com/ wilkinsradio.com]
WIJD (1270 AM) is a
radio stationlicensed to the community of Prichard, Alabama, USA, and serves the greater Mobile, Alabama, area. The station is owned by Mobile Bay Corporation. It airs a Religious radioformat.cite web |title=Station Information Profile |work=Arbitron |url=http://www.arbitron.com/]
This station signed on in the early 1950s as WAIP, a daytime-only station with a
country musicformat.cite news |work=Alabama Broadcast Media Page |title=AM Technical Profile: WIJD |url=http://members.aol.com/zachr330/almediapage/profiles/wijd.html |accessdate=2008-10-10] In the early 1960s, under the ownership of Holt Broadcasting, it flipped to an easy listeningformat with the call letters WSIM (for "Wonderful Sound In Mobile"). The station briefly flipped to Top 40 then changed callsigns to WZAM and resumed a country format. In 1965, Kenneth S. Johnson bought the station and changed the call letters to WKSJ as a complement to and simulcast of country formatted WKSJ-FM. In the late 1970s the station was briefly a Music of Your Life station known as WLLF before switching back to country music.
In the late 1990s, the station flipped for to a syndicated
talk radioformat as "Impact 1270". The station changed callsigns again to WIJD on October 1, 2003.cite web |title=Call Sign History |url=http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=53144&Callsign=WIJD |work=FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database] This corresponded with a brief experiment as a simulcast of the contemporary Christian music format of WGCXin Pensacola, Florida, before returning to talk. In Summer 2004, the station returned to religious broadcasting full-time.
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