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Wjmx (am)

City of license Florence, South Carolina
Branding "Newstalk 970 WJMX"
Frequency 970 AM
First air date July 13th, 1947
Format News/Talk
Power 10,000 Watts (day)
3,000 Watts (night)
Class B
Owner Qantum Communications

WJMX is a news/talk radio station located in Florence, South Carolina, United States. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast on 970 AM with power of 10,000 watts during the day, non-directional and 3,000 watts at night, directional.


WJMX signed on July 13, 1947. This station also covered NASCAR races in the past like the 1955 Southern 500 that took place in nearby Darlington.[1] The station featured local as well as national programming from the ABC Radio Network. By the 1980s WJMX was Top 40 under the handle "97X" but was beaten out by new upstart WPDZ (now WJMX-FM). The format migrated to its newly acquired 106.3 FM frequency (now WYNN-FM) and the station switched to Adult Contemporary before transitioning to News/Talk.

Qantum Communications Inc. purchased Florence's Root Communications Group LP stations in 2003.[2]

On July 16, 2012, WJMX announced that after carrying Rush Limbaugh for over twenty years, the station would replace him with Mike Huckabee. Station general manager Craig Della Riva said that the distributor wanted too much money to air the show, some advertisers asked that their commercials not air on the show, and certain changes in the show had led to an audience decline. Some listeners protested. Limbaugh is now heard on WFRK.[3]


In addition to the main station, WJMX is relayed by two translators to widen its broadcast area.[4][5]

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W250BJ 97.9 Florence, South Carolina 250 D FCC
W283AB 104.5 Florence, South Carolina 250 D FCC


External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WJMX
  • Radio-Locator Information on WJMX
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WJMX

Coordinates: 34°14′02″N 79°46′51″W / 34.23389°N 79.78083°W / 34.23389; -79.78083

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