Radio Station Information

WJAT 800 AM

City of License:
Swainsboro, GA

Format:
Gospel

Owner:
Radiojones, LLC

WJAT is an AM radio station broadcasting at 800 KHz. The station is licensed to Swainsboro, GA. The station broadcasts Gospel programming.

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Listener Comments and Reviews

Dear WJAT Radio Staff; Would you be so kind as to consider making a Public Service Announcement and/or including the following event on your calendar? Thank you in advance for considering this request. Blessings to you! Paulette ANNOUNCEMENT: ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) WORKSHOP - Brooklet (Bulloch County), GA (A training for a church or associational outreach ministry to teach conversational English while sharing and demonstrating the Good News of Jesus Christ with your students without knowing their languages.) DATES: Saturday, January 17, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm; & Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm. (Must attend all 14 ½ hours of instruction for North American Mission Board certification.) LOCATION: First Baptist Church of Brooklet 19163 U.S. Hwy. 80 Brooklet, GA 30415 COST: $35.00 (Includes Workshop Manual, snacks, & lunch both days) Please make check payable to: “Ogeechee River Baptist Association” Please note on the memo line of your check: “ESL Workshop” Please mail your check to: Ogeechee River Baptist Association ( 17 N. College Street, Statesboro, GA 30458 ) TO REGISTER: Nancy Brisendine - 912.764.3620 / orbaoffice@fronternet.net REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 8, 2015.
By: Paulette DeHart on December 12, 2014

We wanna start a radio station to play bluegrass and country and other upcoming artists. could you please point me in right direction please?
By: Nick on November 9, 2021

Nick, Sounds like a wonderful idea! Before you read further, you should know that I'm not a legal expert, but I have some broadcasting knowledge. For certain advice, post your question to radiodiscussions, sign up for their free account. Back to my post. There are a few hoops to jump through, but here's a rundown that should make it easier: *Start an LPFM. This is the easiest way to get on board, and the next window is likely to occur in the next 3-6 months, as the NCE window just took place. (Source: Broadcast Law Blog). You are allotted 100 watts to broadcast whatever you feel like as so long as you keep it local to the community. Use radio-locator to find an open and unused frequency (106.9 is looking real promising), and always check the radio-dial with your car radio to determine which frequencies are actually open. Beware that you may have to compete against other stations in the next filing window. *Start a NCE or Commercial station. While this gives you fuller control over your content, a NCE is non-commercial, and a commercial filing window is very unlikely to happen in this decade. Luckily though, if you are willing to forego commercials, an NCE filing window happens once every few years. *What about AM? I noticed you made this post on an AM station, so I suspect you like the MW band. Sadly, the FCC couldn't care less about it, and getting a full station on the air may nt ever happen again. Luckily, there is a hitch: Start a low-power AM, as it can still travel far with the right ground-conductivity. In your area, the ground conductivity is a mild 4,mnos which is actually the best in Georgia, but doesn't hold a candle to the 5000 you get in the Gulf of Mexico. Even so, you should get a solid mile with a properly built antenna. *Buy a station or buy time: If you have some cash stored up, buy a "failed" construction permit in your area. Example: In Wyoming, such a permit was consumed and then relocated to Nebraska. In addition, look for a station that is on the market, AM or FM, that is close to what you want to do. Finally, you can buy time on a FM, AM, or Shortwave station where you can have your own program. This can be the best financial scenario as you are paying only for your time, not full-time. *The other option: If you are not looking to "officially" broadcast to anyone, then there is a way that is cheaper, faster, and a lot more fun too. Buy a Part 15 transmitter and just start broadcasting! As so long as you don't interfere with an established station and you are within the power limits, then it is your *right* to be on that frequency without a license. Shocking, right? But there is a difference between legal unlicensed operation and piracy. Piracy is broadcasting with unauthorized equipment, too much wattage, and/or the intent to harm. A lot of people trip themselves up by accidently stepping on another station, etc. Definitely check your purchase to make sure the website didn't pull a fast one on you. Otherwise, Amazon is fairly trustworthy place to buy a transmitter. If you have taken the official route, now you have to contact a field engineer to do a study on your proposed tower site, and then spend about $40 to file a form with the FCC, and then if they grant you with the construction permit, then you have three years to get it on the air. Congrats! There is a lot more to cover once you go on the air, but I won't make this post any more confusing than it needs to. If you did that Part 15 option, just ensure your equipment falls within the guidelines, and you are all ready to go. Doing all of this takes maybe 30 days, compared to years otherwise, but it is risky, as one wrong move can mislabel you as a wave pirate.
By: ZBG on November 11, 2021

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