WBJB-FM logo adopted April 2011
|City of license||Lincroft, New Jersey|
|Broadcast area||Monmouth area|
|Slogan||Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT|
|First air date||January 13, 1975|
|Callsign meaning||Brookdale Jersey Blues|
|Affiliations||National Public Radio (NPR)|
|Owner||Brookdale Community College|
WBJB-FM (90.5 FM, "Brookdale Public Radio, 90.5 The NIGHT") is a non-commercial educational public radio station licensed to Brookdale Community College that serves Central New Jersey with "The News You Need and the Music You Love." Brookdale Public Radio is a member-supported station.
DJs and staff
Michele McBride, Rich Robinson (former student), Jeff Raspe, Sean Carolan, Stephanie Coskey, Tara Feeley (former student), Stu Coogan (former student), Anthony Fox (former student), Darren D'Amato (student), Margaret Cristell (former student), Tom Brennan, Megan O'Shea (student), Tori (student), Brianne (student), "Radio Daddy".
On-air program schedule
The station runs Adult album alternative or AAA programming every day except:
- Monday 11 pm – The Weekly Feed with Kyle Meredith
- Tuesday 11 pm – Fresh Tracks (new music show) with Jeff Raspe
- Wednesday 11 pm – Classic Rewind (older album in its entirety)
- Thursday 11 pm – Featured Artist of the week (1 hour of music from one artist or band)
- Friday 11 pm – Altrok Radio FM Showcase (new music show featuring music heard on Altrok Radio 90.5 HD2 and classic alternative tracks) with Sean Carolan
- Saturday 10 am – eTown with Nick and Helen Forester
- Saturday 11 pm – FM-Flashback on 90.5 The Night (an hour of classic rock) with "Radio Daddy"
- Sunday 8 am – "Our Week" (local newsmagazine produced by Brookdale Community College students) with Megan O'Shea
- Sunday 9-11 am – Acoustic_Café with Rob Reinhart
- Sunday 10 pm – Box of Blues (blues genre based show) with Stu Coogan
Live at The NIGHT CD series
Starting in late 2000, WBJB started releasing "Live At The NIGHT" CDs that feature unique performances from their studios which are limited releases. The latest offering released in 2011 was Live At The NIGHT Volume 5. Track listings for all volumes of the series can be found on this MusicBrainz page.
Songwriters Concert Series
Brookdale Public Radio sponsors a "Songwriters Concert Series" each summer. The shows are free and open to the public. They are held, weather permitting, on the beach in Belmar, New Jersey and were formerly held at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank, New Jersey. Artists performing in the 2013 Songwriters on the Beach series include Michael McDermott, Jersey Jung, Ari Hest, Nicole Atkins, Josh Joplin, Amanda Duncan, Frank Lombardi, Satellite, Inland Traveler, James Maddock, Thomas Wesley Stern, Richard Barone, and The Sunday Blues. Artists who have appeared in the Songwriters in the Park series include Ari Hest, Burlap to Cashmere, Corey Glover, Jeffrey Gaines, The Mastersons, (from Steve Earle's Band), Diego Garcia, Mindy Smith, Emily Grove, Scars on 45, The Dunwells, Jukebox The Ghost, Lightning Jar, Willie Nile, Bruce Tunkel, River City Extension, Accidental Seabirds, Red Wanting Blue, and Rick Barry.
HD radio multichannel broadcast
In early March 2010, WBJB announced the broadcast of two multicast channels utilizing HD radio technology. The two channels are "Altrok Radio" on HD2 and "Brookdale Student Radio" on HD3. Each channel runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are also available via internet streaming.
Altrok Radio began as a feature on Friday nights (Now, Altrok Radio FM Showcase) and has become a separate station under the umbrella of Brookdale Public Radio. Tom Brennan handles weekday mornings, Margaret Cristell is on mid days and Sean Carolan comes in for the afternoon shift and performs the duties of Music Director.
Brookdale Student Radio 90.5 HD3 is completely student run, with different students doing their own shifts. The station has a Freeform format with Alternative Rock when no student is on. One long running show "Check for Ticks with Darren and James" is filmed and shown on Brookdale TV.
- 1997–1999: "Jazz & More For The Jersey Shore" (Jazz, NPR News Magazines)
- 2000–present: "90.5 The Night"
- WBJB-FM 90.5 MHz
- Porter, David (2004-05-22). "These DJs are well-schooled; Hundreds of high school radio stations operate across the U.S., albeit at low power". Los Angeles Times. p. E19.
- WBJB Program Schedule
- Staff (18 June 2012). "Brookdale Public Radio announces 2012 Songwriters line-up". New Jersey Stage. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- Staff, Brookdale Public Radio 2011 Songwriters in the Park
- Official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WBJB
- Radio-Locator information on WBJB
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WBJB
- WBJB-FM History
- Altrok Radio