WNJC

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WNJC
City Washington Township, New Jersey
Broadcast area Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Branding Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio Station
Slogan Philadelphia's Renaissance Radio Station
Frequency 1360 kHz
Format Brokered Programming
Power 5,000 Watts (day)
800 Watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 22058
Transmitter coordinates 39°47′23.00″N 75°6′11.00″W / 39.7897222°N 75.1030556°W / 39.7897222; -75.1030556
Callsign meaning New Jersey Country (former format)
Former callsigns WWBZ, WVSJ
Owner Forsythe Broadcasting, LLC
Website www.wnjc-1360am.com

WNJC (1360 AM) is a radio station broadcasting brokered programming. Licensed to Washington Township, New Jersey, it serves the southeastern portions of the Philadelphia radio market (due to WPAZ, which covers the northwestern portions of the metro at 1370), and is currently owned by Forsythe Broadcasting, LLC.

History[edit]

The station originally bore the call letters WWBZ and was licensed to Vineland, New Jersey. WWBZ operated from 1946 to 1989, then went silent. In 1990 it moved to, and petitioned to change its city of license to Washington Township and returned to the air as WVSJ ("Voice of South Jersey"), carrying mostly talk programming. WVSJ was one of the first Philadelphia-area stations to carry Rush Limbaugh on weekdays, but lost rights to the program when it was picked up by WWDB. In 1992 the station adopted a country music format and became WNJC ("New Jersey Country"), shifted to Spanish-language programming by 1994, then evolved into its current brokered format.

In 1994 the station was rescued from bankruptcy by radio engineer Michael Venditti and his partner John Forsythe. Venditti died in April 1998, and the station's current studios, located at 123 Egg Harbor Road in Washington Township, are named "Michael Venditti Memorial Studios" in his honor. The station is still owned by John Forsythe and Joan Venditti Richardson.

Today it follows the format "Renaissance Radio".

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