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City of license Racine, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Racine, Kenosha, Milwaukee
Branding "WRJN"
Frequency 1400 AM kHz
First air date December 1926 (1926-12)
Format News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 41437
Callsign meaning Racine Journal News (founder of station)
Affiliations ABC
Owner David Magnum
(Magnum Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations WMKQ
Website wrjn.com

WRJN (1400 AM) is a news/talk radio station located in Racine, Wisconsin, and serving the areas of Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The station is owned by David Magnum, through licensee Magnum Communications, Inc., along with local sister station WMKQ. Its studios and transmitter are co-located in Racine.

The station has a strong Racine-based emphasis, featuring a heavy slate of local news. local sports and local talk shows. They also serve as the Milwaukee area affiliates for syndicated talk shows from both sides of the political spectrum, including liberal hosts Alan Colmes and Leslie Marshall, although local shows are news and issue based, not divided along political platforms. Coast to Coast AM is also carried on the station, which also airs on Milwaukee's WISN.

Previously, the station was the Milwaukee-area affiliate for syndicated shows from Lionel, Bill O'Reilly and Mike Gallagher.

WRJN is affiliated with ABC and aired Paul Harvey's daily commentaries prior to his death.

WRJN celebrated 85 years of continuous service to Racine on December 6, 2011. It is among the nation's most long running stations and the 3rd oldest station with the same call letters in Wisconsin.

On June 25, 2014, Bliss Communications announced that it would sell WRJN and WMKQ (then WEZY), along with sister stations WBKV and WBWI-FM in West Bend, to David Magnum's Magnum Communications, Inc. Bliss had owned WRJN and WEZY since 1997.[1] The sale, at a price of $2.25 million, was consummated on October 31, 2014.


  1. ^ "Bliss Communications to sell West Bend, Racine radio stations". The Janesville Gazette. June 25, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°42′38″N 87°49′49″W / 42.71056°N 87.83028°W / 42.71056; -87.83028