Savannah, Georgia: Our radio has been "JACK"-ed!!!

Joy 104.7 is dead.

In its place, we now have a clone of the popular new radio phenomenon, “JACK FM” that’s been sweeping the nation. By that I mean alot of stations have flipped to this format. The official format name is either “Variety Hits” or “Adult Hits”.

More info on this new format can be found at Variety Hits at Wikipedia.

We now have this format in our area. Contemporary Christian station WSGA-FM Joy 104.7 is now “Freedom 104.7”.

I personally would have chosen a different name as it and the new logo scream “Country Station”. They’re using the expected positioner of this format – “We Play What We Want”. Nothing jockwise outside of a male voice saying “We’re Freedom 104.7 and we’re playing what we want.” Then, “Stay tuned for more music we like” before commercials. Weather’s being done by The Weather Channel and then “Now back to more music we want to hear.”

The website is in progress at Freedom1047.com

Here’s a recently played song list:

11AM

11:08AM – Duncan Sheik – “Barely Breathing”
11:12AM – L.T.D. – “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again”
11:17AM – Madonna – “Vogue”
11:25AM – Eddie Kendricks – “Keep On Truckin'”
11:29AM – Santana f/Rob Thomas – “Smooth”
11:33AM – Love And Rockets – “So Alive”
11:41AM – John Mellencamp – “Small Town”
11:44AM – Fleetwood Mac – “Landslide”
11:48AM – Hootie And The Blowfish – “Only Wanna Be With You”
11:55AM – Prince – “Little Red Corvette”
11:58AM – The Bee Gees – “Nights On Broadway”

12PM

12:03PM – Billy Idol – “Dancing With Myself”
12:06PM – Elton John – “Honky Cat”
12:11PM – dishwalla – “Counting Blue Cars”
12:16PM – Babyface – “My Kinda Girl”

I am unaware of when exactly the station flipped formats. I just noticed this late last night while scanning the radio dial.

“Freedom 104.7” is owned by Tama Broadcasting, Inc.

http://www.tamabroadcasting.com

They also own WSSJ-FM (Smooth Jazz 92.3) and WMZD-FM (Mix 100.1) in this market.

In any case, it’s nice to finally get to hear, in this market at least, the newest format that’s got everyone talking.

I have to work tomorrow from 2-10. I LOATHE working on the floor and that’s just where I’ll be. Hopefully we won’t get shopped. But this being the first weekend in August, we probably will. My legs and feet are going to be very angry with me. I just hope the time passes quickly which, knowing how things usually go, it most likely won’t.

Brunch is ready. Time to while away the hours before I begin my maze-like walk around the store tomorrow.

Remember for all things happening in the wonderful world of Joss Whedon, head on over to WHEDONesque.com. They’ve got all the scoop on upcoming Serenity goodness. I love that site.

Several fans have gotten together to launch a Serenity/Firefly-themed podcast. It’s available every Wednesday at SerenityFirefly.com. Last week’s episode featured a great interview with Adam Baldwin; this week has an interview with Gina Torres. A big hand to these Browncoats as they’re really good at this.

I picked up “Serenity” #2 Wednesday. I haven’t read comics in ages but this are so well-written and really capture the flavor of the ‘Verse. I can’t wait for issue #3 at the end of the month.

Marc Maron will be on Late Night with Conan O’Brien tonight. He’ll be promoting his very awesome Air America Radio show Morning Sedition.

Speaking of politics, Robert Novak, when not being an evil demon, is a big baby. Scroll down at CrooksAndLiars.com. Wow, he almost had to answer pointed questions about his outing of Valerie Plame. What a moron. He’s been suspended but needs to be fired.

I should hopefully getting J.T. Petty’s directorial debut Soft for Digging and the 1967 Lee Marvin classic Point Blank from Netflix today. I’ve heard great things of both.

The little hellions go back to school here August 15th. I cannot wait. It’s time for peace of mind to pervade the store.

FX has winners on their hand. I watched the premieres of Starved, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and Over There. Talk about extremes! Starved is about people living in New York with various eating disorders. Sunny is about three owners of a new bar in the title city. Both are extremely dark comedies; shocking one minute, amazingly funny the next. Over There is Steven Bochco’s new drama series about soldiers in Iraq. It is devastatingly brutal. Check out the shows in-depth at FXNetwork.com.

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