WFJV-FM 103.3
Citronelle

Original Call Letters: WFJV

Originally Licensed: 2002

Original City of License: Citronelle

Original Frequency: 107.5

Origin of Call Letters: Owner Frank J. Vela’s initials 

Original Power: 100 watts

Original Location:

Original Format: Contemporary Hits


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2002-WFJV Community Radio Group  


History Of Call Letters and Formats:


WFJV-2002-Contemporary Hits  “Today’s Best Music, 107.5 The Heat”
WFJV-2003-Oldies  “A Blizzard of Oldies, Cool 107.5”
WFJV-2005-Adult Contemporary   “Variety 103.3”
WFJV-2008-Classic Rock    “Timeless Classic Rock”
WFJV-2011-Gospel
WFJV-2011-Classic Rock  "The Classic Rock Station"


History of WFJV
WFJV,
Citrus County’s first low power FM radio station, began broadcast operations in 2002 with a blend of contemporary hit music and select oldies along with news, public affairs and weekend religious programming . The station was conceived by Scott Santamaria, Frank Stevens and Mary Auto. Frank began his broadcast career in New York at the age of 15. Originally from Long Island, Frank worked the 7PM-Midnight shift for oldies station WGLI-AM 1290 "The Mighty 1290" in Babylon, Long Island, later moving to WMFJ-AM 1450 Daytona Beach during the 1970s. Frank later worked for WMMZ-FM 93.7 "Z93" and WTMC-AM 1290 Ocala during the late 1980s before moving to Citrus County, working as a contract engineer, with the idea of starting a radio station in that area. Once the FCC opened the LPFM filing window, The group filed for WFJV  on the frequency 107.5Mhz.  Originally WFJV was known as "Today’s Best Music, 107.5 The Heat" and was formatted as a contemporary hit music station along with select oldies. Weekend programming consisted of public affairs and religious programs. After a year of operation, The group decided to take a different direction when the format was changed to oldies, known as "A Blizzard of Oldies, Cool 107.5”. In 2005 WFJV Community Radio Group applied to move the station frequency from its original 107.5 to its present 103.3 due to a tower move and power increase from WXGL-FM 107.3, Saint Petersburg. Because of the WXGL technical upgrade, this would have caused considerable interference with WFJV's 107.5 frequency. The frequency move was approved and upon successfully moving, the WFJV format was changed to a modified "Variety" format consisting of hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today, known as “Variety 103.3”. In November of 2006, WFJV entered into an agreement with WRLE-FM 94.9, Dunnellon to originate and simulcast  The Kayinthamornin Radio Show heard each weekday morning from 6AM-9AM. "The Kayinthamornin Radio Show" plays a variety of hit music, news, traffic, weather, and the ever popular "White Winged Warrior: Chickenman!" Collectively the two station simulcast covers Florida’s Gulf Coast.  Today WFJV can be heard throughout the Nature Coast covering Crystal River, Homosassa Springs, Inglis and Dunnellon with its 100 watts of power.


Names in WFJV History

Scott Santamaria-2011-WFJV Community Radio Group  

 

Frank Stevens
-WFJV Community Radio Group
Mary Auto-WFJV Community Radio Group 

Jon Kay-WFJV Community Radio Group  



Tony Downes
-WFJV Community Radio Group  Biography

Jim Trapani-WFJV Community Radio Group  

Dr. Doctor Thayer-WFJV Community Radio Group  

Bob Albert -Traffic-WFJV Community Radio Group  

    


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