WZOQ (AM)

WZOQ (formerly WLJM) "Lima's ESPN Radio 940-AM" is a commercial AM radio broadcast radio station at 940 kHz in Lima, Ohio, and airs the programming of the national sports network ESPN Radio. Some local sports programming is also aired including "Sports Talk With Koza" hosted by WLIO-TV sports director Vince Koza and "Sportsrap with Wandell and Williams."

History

WLJM's call letters originally referred to its former nickname "Lima's 940 JAMZ" for its urban contemporary and R&B format. 940 JAMZ was the local affiliate of ABC Radio's "Hits and Oldies" satellite R&B format(also known as "The Touch") as well as the Tom Joyner Morning Show which were both discontinued after the station was sold by Forever Broadcasting to Maverick Media in 2005. Beforehand,940 JAMZ was locally originating with personalities "Doc" Locke, Playboy J and Desarai "The Duchess" Downs(its program director) which played a mix of urban/hip hop,classic soul and old school R&B.

WLJM started out originally in the mid 1960s as daytimer WCIT (for its founder,the now defunct Lima Citizen newspaper which folded in 1964.)The station was later purchased by Riggs Broadcasting and adopted a Top 40 format with the branding "Great 94." Its studios were originally located in the Tower National Bank building in downtown Lima before moving to a newer building on Cable Road near the Lima Mall in 1972. Its FM sister WLSR (for "Lima Stereo Radio") was founded in the late 1960s airing beautiful music.

Lima native Jim Baldridge, a news anchorman with Dayton's WHIO-TV got his first on air job at WCIT when he was a high school senior in 1964. Also,Gordy Price, a long time afternoon air personality with crosstown FM competitor WIMT once did afternoons at WCIT in the mid 1970s before the station suddenly switched to automation with the nickname changed to "Rock 94" using a jingle and automation package called "Stereo Rock" produced by Dallas-based TM Productions. In the late 70s,local air personalities returned to WCIT but were automated/pre-recorded "live-assist" announcers...a predecessor to voice tracking.

After numerous format changes in the 1980s which included adult standards,1960s oldies and finally news/talk, WCIT with FM sister WLSR were sold to Pennsylvania-based Forever Broadcasting in 1997 changing the call letters to WLJM (and to the present-day WZOQ in 2007) which since has become a 24 hour operation transmitting with reduced power between local sunset and sunrise times. It's daytime power is 250 watts. Both WZOQ-AM and FM sister WEGE share its studio facilities with WWSR-FM and WFGF-FM on Cable Road in Lima with both AM and FM transmitters located adjacent to Interstate 75 off of East Fourth Street. The WLJM calls were previously used at 104.9 FM which is now WEGE. The current call letters WZOQ were previously used at 92.1 FM...now WWSR.

WLJM's call letters originally referred to its former nickname "Lima's 940 JAMZ" for its urban contemporary and R&B format. 940 JAMZ was the local affiliate of ABC Radio's "Hits and Oldies" satellite R&B format(also known as "The Touch") as well as the Tom Joyner Morning Show which were both discontinued after the station was sold by Forever Broadcasting to Maverick Media in 2005. Beforehand,940 JAMZ was locally originating with personalities "Doc" Locke, Playboy J and Desarai "The Duchess" Downs(its program director) which played a mix of urban/hip hop,classic soul and old school R&B.

WLJM started out originally in the mid 1960s as daytimer WCIT (for its founder,the now defunct Lima Citizen newspaper which folded in 1964.)The station was later purchased by Riggs Broadcasting and adopted a Top 40 format with the branding "Great 94." Its studios were originally located in the Tower National Bank building in downtown Lima before moving to a newer building on Cable Road near the Lima Mall in 1972. Its FM sister WLSR (for "Lima Stereo Radio") was founded in the late 1960s airing beautiful music.

Lima native Jim Baldridge, a news anchorman with Dayton's WHIO-TV got his first on air job at WCIT when he was a high school senior in 1964. Also, Gordy Price, a long time afternoon air personality with crosstown FM competitor WIMT once did afternoons at WCIT in the mid 1970s before the station suddenly switched to automation with the nickname changed to "Rock 94" using a jingle and automation package called "Stereo Rock" produced by Dallas-based TM Productions. In the late 70s, local air personalities returned to WCIT but were automated/pre-recorded "live-assist" announcers...a predecessor to voice tracking.

In the 80's, ownership of the station (WCIT) was turned over to Marty & Stephanie Gould, naming their ownership group Allen Broadcasting. They quickly came in and made numerous shifts in the way that business was done within the building, including adding an FM station to their hold of stations within the Lima market, and changing some formatics...and this including a long-time Lima staple on the town's radio dial(s).

After numerous format changes which included adult standards, WCIT-AM was finally bit by the trend bug at the time and flipped to the news-talk format. In 1996, WLSR (the FM owned by Allen Broadcasting & known as MIX 104.9 during a good portion of the early 90's) flipped from AC to URBAN, and became 105 JAMZ/WLJM. Owners at the time, Marty & Stephanie Gould (Allen Broadcasting) sold both WCIT (940 AM) and WLJM (105 JAMZ) to Pennsylvania-based Forever Broadcasting in early to mid 1997. Shortly after the takeover, Forever Broadcasting moved the Urban WLJM/105 JAMZ to the 940 AM signal, completely doing away with the news-talk format of WCIT...and in turn, taking the old 105 JAMZ (located at 104.9 on the FM Band) and flipping it to MAJIC 104, a very low-maintenance AC Station with little to no local presence.

Currently, Both WZOQ-AM (formely WLJM) and FM sister WEGE (formely WUZZ/WLJM) share its studio facilities with WWSR-FM (formely WZOQ-FM) and WFGF-FM (formely WYRX) on Cable Road in Lima.

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