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Effective today WJQK/Grand Rapids has changed it’s name from JQ99 to “Joy 99.3″…. Since 1987, the station was known as WJQ or JQ99. WJQK personality Ceci Labarge tells HisAir.Net, “from time to time we have been asked what WJQ or JQ stood for. The truthful answer…nothing. They needed to pick call letters and at that time they thought WJQ sounded the best. The staff at Joy99.3 wants everyone to know exactly what we are here for. We feel our new name allows us to be even more intentional about who we are being called to be. Sharing the Joy that only comes from our Savior Jesus Christ! There are no staff changes or music changes, just sharing JOY.” With the change the station launched a new website… joy99.com
Finney Media has released a two year comparison on Christian radio listener preferences in a new whitepaper titled Comparing 2016 to 2018: Clues for Change… According to the report radio listeners want to be encouraged. This white paper takes a look at the changes in Christian radio listeners as pulled from the 2016 and 2018 Why Listen Surveys. Check it out here.
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