WNJN-FM

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WNJN-FM
City Atlantic City, New Jersey
Branding WHYY
Frequency 89.7 MHz
First air date May 1997
Format Public radio
ERP 25 watts horizontal
6,000 watts vertical
HAAT 83 m (272 ft) horizontal
84 m (276 ft) vertical
Class A
Facility ID 48483
Transmitter coordinates 39°27′40″N 74°41′6″W / 39.46111°N 74.68500°W / 39.46111; -74.68500 (WNJN-FM)
Callsign meaning New Jersey Network
(former owner)
Affiliations NPR
Public Radio International
American Public Media
Owner WHYY, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website whyy.org

WNJN-FM (89.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Atlantic City, New Jersey. The station is owned by WHYY, Inc., and simulcasts the public radio news and talk programming of WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Main article: WHYY-FM

History[edit]

Main article: New Jersey Network

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "WHYY Philadelphia Expands New Jersey Coverage, NJN Is Kaput". Atlantic City Central. July 1, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011. 

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