Press Release Submitted by Shed Jackson
Jazz 91.9 WCLK – The Jazz of the City occupies a large space in Atlanta’s radio history as the longest running Jazz station and, the first federally licensed educational FM station in Georgia to a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The campaign, Jazz All Over – Stronger Than Ever, comes as the station announces a major relocation of its antenna and transmission capability. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted the authorization to move to from its AM tower on the Clark Atlanta University campus to Richland Towers, up in height by more than 1,000 feet. The Jazz All Over – Stronger Than Ever Campaign will include a: series of power parties; listener engagement events; briefings; an unveiling ceremony; and, overhaul of www.wclk.com.
The largest upgrade the station has experienced in its 38 year history will enable Jazz 91.9 WCLK to more than double its current listening coverage in the metropolitan area. The coverage capability will include nearly 3 million people, providing WCLK with greater opportunity for membership, community engagement and financial stability.
“We are encouraging listeners who were having difficulty receiving WCLK over the air to rescan their receivers,” says Wendy Williams, general manager, Jazz 91.9 WCLK. “Listeners will now get a clear [digital] signal from WCLK – The Jazz of the City.” “The move allows us to broaden the WCLK listener base and, attract additional underwriters and program sponsors looking to reach a savvy Jazz audience.”
Because of the yearlong contributions and generosity of members, supporters, partners and underwriters, WCLK is able to continue and improve its broadcasting services in the communities it serves. Thank you for being a vital part of WCLK.
Jazz 91.9 WCLK also produces internet feeds of live and archived broadcasts on www.wclk.com.