WJMP is the Akron affiliate of Fox Sports Radio, and carries CBS Radio newscasts hourly. It is commonly owned with FM station WNIR and low-power television stations WAOH-LP channel 29 Akron and W35AX channel 35 Cleveland, which broadcast under the name "The CAT".
The station signed in the 1960s as WKNT, owned by the publisher of the Kent Ravenna Record-Courier newspaper. It was purchased by Media-Com, Inc. in July 1971.
WJMP has had a variety of formats over the years, having a history of changing formats to react to changes made by other stations in both the Akron and Cleveland markets.
Prior to affiliating with Fox Sports Radio, WJMP was an Air America Radio affiliate. On June 2006, when Akron's WTOU/WARF dropped Fox Sports Radio for liberal talk, WJMP took the sports format abandoned by the Akron station. WARF then added two Air America programs once run on WJMP to its existing talk lineup.
It once relayed the TV audio of co-owned WAOH-LP/W35AX, and (most notoriously) stunted during the Major League Baseball players' strike of 1994 with a continuous loop of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" during its daytime broadcast hours. This stunt gained the small station nationwide attention, and an entry in the Guinness Book of Sports Records.