97.1 The Prowl

97.1 The Prowl Staff, Back Row L to R: Joe Mculty, Adam Shubert, Joe Lett and Jaylen Johnson; Middle Row L to R: Dmtri Wren, Contrell Jolly and William Riddick; Bottom Row L to R: Tony Pepper, Emily Rodrick, Caitlin Penter
97.1 The Prowl, the voice of Jag Nation, is the University of South Alabama's student-run radio station. Listen to us at 97.1 FM, online or on the Tunein app. Coming soon to The Buzz: The University of South Alabama.

About Us

97.1 The Prowl is the Voice of Jag Nation. We play a variety of music and talk programming. All programming is created by students for students.

97.1 The Prowl it is a 28 watt low-power FM station, servicing the main campus and surrounding areas.

97.1 The Prowl is divided into two departments, each governed by a student director -- programming (music, talk shows, on-air) and promotions (giveaways, marketing, events).

The Prowl is open to all currently-enrolled students, regardless of major. All positions are voluntary, except those decided by the Board of Student Communications.


Former student Jason Cooper started Jag Radio with a group of friends Fall 2010. The station was cobbled together as internet radio startup in an equipment closet nicknamed The Bunker in the department of communication. 

The makeshift studio moved into a new building on the main campus Spring 2013 with its own dedicated space, complete with an old couch in honor of the tradition of all great radio stations.

The students renamed the station The Prowl in May 2013. 

The university filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for a low-power FM signal November 2013.  The FCC granted permission to build the station in February 2014. WJGR 97.1 The Prowl launched September 2016.


For those who are interested in joining the team, please submit a participation form. We will get back to you as soon as possible. For any sponsored content, please fill out our sponsorship form. 

While in test operations, we are unable to do live remotes. This should change within the next few weeks. We will update you on when live remote requests are available.