WNJN-FM

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WNJN-FM
CityAtlantic City, New Jersey
BrandingWHYY
Frequency89.7 MHz
First air dateMay 1997
FormatPublic radio
ERP25 watts horizontal
6,000 watts vertical
HAAT83 m (272 ft) horizontal
84 m (276 ft) vertical
ClassA
Facility ID48483
Transmitter coordinates39°27′40″N 74°41′6″W / 39.46111°N 74.68500°W / 39.46111; -74.68500 (WNJN-FM)
Callsign meaningNew Jersey Network
(former owner)
AffiliationsNPR
Public Radio International
American Public Media
OwnerWHYY, Inc.
WebcastListen Live
Websitewhyy.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.

History[edit]

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. 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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