WNJS-FM

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WNJS-FM
City of license Berlin, New Jersey
Branding WHYY
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date August 21, 1992[1]
Format Public radio
ERP 1 watt horizontal
80 watts vertical
HAAT 287 m (942 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 48486
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Callsign meaning New Jersey Southern
Affiliations NPR
Public Radio International
American Public Media
Owner WHYY, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website whyy.org

WNJS-FM (88.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to Berlin, New Jersey. The station is owned by WHYY, Inc., and simulcasts the public radio news and talk programming of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

History

The station was formerly owned and operated by the New Jersey Network. NJN's radio network began operation May 20, 1991, when WNJT-FM in Trenton signed on. Eight other stations would be established over the following seventeen years.

On June 6, 2011, the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority agreed to sell five FM stations in southern New Jersey to WHYY. The transaction was announced by Governor Chris Christie, as part of his long-term goal to end State-subsidized public broadcasting. The five stations previously belonged to New Jersey Network's statewide radio service.[2] WHYY assumed control of the stations through a management agreement on July 1, 2011, pending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for the acquisition; at that point, the stations began to carry the WHYY-FM schedule.[3]

References

  1. Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-283. Retrieved July 1, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Press release: "WHYY-FM TO EXPAND COVERAGE IN NEW JERSEY AS PART OF AGREEMENT TO TAKE OVER FIVE NJN STATIONS."" (PDF). WHYY, Inc. June 30, 2011. Retrieved July 3, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "WHYY Philadelphia Expands New Jersey Coverage, NJN Is Kaput". Atlantic City Central. July 1, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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