KJAQ (96.5 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Seattle, Washington. KJAQ airs an adult hits music format branded as 'Jack FM'. KJAQ broadcasts on a frequency of 96.5 mHz with an ERP of 49,000 watts through a transmitter near Issaquah, Washington on Tiger Mountain. What is now KJAQ signed on the air in 1959 as KLSN, an instrumental music station broadcasting from the University Village shopping center. From the early 1970s (employing the quadraphonic sound for a short time) until 1977, the station's format was R&B as KYAC with the tagline 'The Soul of the Sound.' In 1977, the call letters switched to KYYX and ran as a Top-40 station until late 1981, when the station shifted to New Wave and adding an emphasis on newer music. The station was called '96.5 The Wave'.
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