WNTI

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WNTI
City of license Hackettstown, New Jersey
Broadcast area Northwestern New Jersey Northeastern Pennsylvania
Branding 91.9 WNTI its call letters NTI come from the latin "Nose' Te' Episom" and was decided by the Communications club that was in charge of it at its inception.
Slogan "Where Great Music Lives
Frequency 91.9 (MHz)
First air date December 7, 1957
Format Adult Album Alternative
Language(s) English
ERP 5,600 watts
HAAT 155 meters
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 40°51′07″N 74°52′35″W / 40.85194°N 74.87639°W / 40.85194; -74.87639
Callsign meaning W
Nosce
Te
Ipsum
Owner Centenary College
Website http://www.wnti.org

WNTI (91.9 FM) is a non-commercial radio station owned and operated by Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. The station first went on the air on December 8, 1958

History[edit]

WNTI signed on in December 1957 broadcasting programs produced by Centenary students as well as the Centenary Singers. Over the years, it has evolved from broadcasting a few hours per day during the school year to (in 1995 under the leadership of prof. Eric Slater) being on the air 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

WNTI commemorated its 40th anniversary in December 1997 with a CD release entitled "A Celebration of WNTI." The CD featured many musicians who over the years appeared on the station with in-studio performances and played at station fund raisers.It was produced by Ralph Drake ( host of the Rough Draft) who served as Program director for over a decade.

The station evolved over the years, as Centenary College moved from being an all-women's college to coed in the late 1980s. Under the Direction of Prof.Eric Slater and then student Ralph Drake in 1995 WNTI, was one of the first in the world to "webcast" on the internet, thanks to a Free Encoder given to the station by REAL PLAYER.

Current[edit]

WNTI primarily features an Adult Album Alternative format with the slogan "Where Great Music Lives" and "Public Radio from Centenary College". The station also broadcasts some jazz, world, bluegrass, blues and other music programs on nights and weekends. Most of the programming is locally originated, but the station also carries national programs including World Cafe, Little Steven's Underground Garage and Acoustic Cafe. The station also broadcasts news and some talk programming from NPR and coverage of Centenary College sports.

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