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WHYY-FM
WHYY-FM
(90.9 FM, "91 FM") is a public FM radio station licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its broadcast tower is located in the city's Roxborough neighborhood at (40°02′30.9″N 75°14′21.9″W / 40.041917°N 75.239417°W / 40.041917; -75.239417 (Roxborough)),[1] while its studios and offices are located on Independence Mall in Center City, Philadelphia. The station, owned by WHYY, Inc., is a charter member of National Public Radio (NPR) and contributes several programs to the national network.

Contents

1 History 2 Programs produced 3 Format change 4 CEO controversy 5 New Jersey
New Jersey
expansion and controversy 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] WHYY signed on the air on December 14, 1954, owned by the Metropolitan Philadelphia Educational Radio and Television Corporation.[2] It was the first broadcasting station in Philadelphia devoted solely to education. In 1957, it added a sister television station, Channel 35 WHYY-TV. In 1963, when WHYY-TV
WHYY-TV
moved from Channel 35 in Philadelphia to Channel 12 in Wilmington, Delaware, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations in effect at the time forced the radio station to change its call sign to WUHY. It regained its original call sign in 1983. When NPR
NPR
was formed in 1970, the station became a charter member and was one of the 90 stations that carried the initial broadcast of All Things Considered. Programs produced[edit]

Entrance to the WHYY building on 6th Street, across from Independence Mall and the National Constitution Center

NPR: Fresh Air
Fresh Air
with Terry Gross, a Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Nearly 4.5 million people listen to the broadcast on more than 450 National Public Radio
National Public Radio
stations across the country, as well as in Europe on the World Radio Network.[3] The program originated in 1975 as a local show before going national in 1987. NewsWorks Tonight, a weekday daily program highlighting important news, events, and stories from WHYY's coverage area of Southeastern PA, Delaware, and Southern NJ. Radio Times With Marty Moss-Coane, a daily two-hour program that tackles wide range of issues. You Bet Your Garden, an organic gardening call-in talk show hosted by Mike McGrath. Voices in the Family Dr. Dan Gottlieb, psychologist and family therapist, along with guest experts, opens the line to callers to discuss issues that affect individuals and society, with special focus on family issues. The show airs weekly on Monday mornings. Its executive producer is Maiken Scott, WHYY’s Behavioral Health Reporter. The Pulse a show that focuses on stories at the heart of health, science and innovation in the Philadelphia region. The show is hosted by WHYY's Behavioral Health Reporter Maiken Scott.

Format change[edit] Until 1990, WHYY served the region as a non-commercial station with a format that featured mostly classical music with some jazz and folk music. The management decision to establish a news/talk radio format was a departure from the classical music that most public radio stations were programming. The format switch resulted in protests from many of the station's listening audience who were among WHYY's major contributors. Temple University's WRTI (90.1 FM) began programming classical music during the day to serve the displaced listeners. CEO controversy[edit] Controversy erupted in the summer of 2007 when station Chief Executive Officer Bill Marrazzo was cited by the watchdog group Charity Navigator as the highest paid CEO in all of public broadcasting. In an August 2007 article, popular Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Karen Heller called for a boycott of WHYY. And in September 2007 an anonymous group of WHYY employees sent an open letter to Marrazzo, the Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News
and Philadelphia magazine, accusing him of "a serious lack of understanding when it comes to creating ... a healthy workplace" and assailing his salary as "excessive and inappropriate." The five-page letter concluded with a call for Marrazzo to resign.[4][5] New Jersey
New Jersey
expansion and controversy[edit]

Dorrance Hamilton Media Commons, part of the WHYY building near Franklin Square

On June 6, 2011, the New Jersey
New Jersey
Public Broadcasting Authority agreed to sell five FM stations in Southern New Jersey
New Jersey
to WHYY. The purchase was made through an anonymous one-million dollar grant and a non-cash agreement that included scholarships for students and teachers. The five stations were previously the southern portion of the New Jersey Network's statewide radio service.[6] The transaction was announced by Governor Chris Christie, as part of his long-term goal to end state-subsidized public broadcasting. The governor's critics maintained that scrapping New Jersey
New Jersey
Network effectively ended all non-commercial statewide news coverage. It was also noted that the sale eliminated a source of legislative oversight frequently critical of the Christie administration. WHYY assumed control of the stations through a management agreement on July 1, 2011, pending FCC approval for the acquisition. At that point, the stations began to simulcast WHYY-FM
WHYY-FM
programming.[7] The five stations are:

Call sign Frequency City of license Facility ID ERP W Height m (ft) Class Transmitter coordinates

WNJB-FM 89.3 FM Bridgeton, New Jersey 48934 2,500 vert, 1 horiz 67 meters (220 ft) A 39°27′35.0″N 75°09′28.0″W / 39.459722°N 75.157778°W / 39.459722; -75.157778 (WNJB-FM) (NAD27)

WNJM 89.9 FM Manahawkin, New Jersey 48460 250 vert, 1 horiz 69.5 meters (228 ft) A 39°41′53.0″N 74°14′6.0″W / 39.698056°N 74.235000°W / 39.698056; -74.235000 (WNJM) (NAD27)

WNJN-FM 89.7 FM Atlantic City, New Jersey 48483 6,000 vert, 25 horiz 84 meters (276 ft) A 39°27′40.0″N 74°41′6.0″W / 39.461111°N 74.685000°W / 39.461111; -74.685000 (WNJN-FM) (NAD27)

WNJS-FM 88.1 FM Berlin, New Jersey 48486 80 vert, 1 horiz 287 meters (942 ft) A 39°43′41.0″N 74°50′39.0″W / 39.728056°N 74.844167°W / 39.728056; -74.844167 (WNJS-FM) (NAD27)

WNJZ 90.3 FM Cape May Court House, New Jersey 48464 6,000 72 meters (236 ft) A 39°06′18.0″N 74°48′6.0″W / 39.105000°N 74.801667°W / 39.105000; -74.801667 (WNJZ) (NAD27)

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The stations all operate at relatively modest power due to the crowded state of the FM dial in the northeastern United States. However, their combined footprint gives WHYY-FM
WHYY-FM
listeners coverage from Berks County to the Jersey Shore.[8] See also[edit]

WHYY-TV

References[edit]

^ "FM Query Results for WHYY". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-11.  ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1958 page A-357 ^ "About 'Fresh Air'". npr.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11.  ^ "Letter to the CEO". Philadelphia City Paper. 2007-09-05. Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2008-02-24.  ^ Volk, Steve (2007-10-05). "Dead Air". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-11.  ^ "Press release: " WHYY-FM
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 May 11, 2016.  ^ "WHYY Philadelphia Expands New Jersey
New Jersey
Coverage, NJN Is Kaput". Atlantic City Central. July 1, 2011. Retrieved July 1, 2011.  ^ "Coverage Area". whyy.org. Retrieved 2016-05-11. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Query the FCC's FM station database for WHYY Radio-Locator information on WHYY Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WHYY  ‹Template:FCC history cards is deprecated.›FCC History Cards for WHYY

Other station data

Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJB-FM Radio-Locator information on WNJB-FM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJB-FM Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJM Radio-Locator information on WNJM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJM Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJN-FM Radio-Locator information on WNJN-FM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJN-FM Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJS-FM Radio-Locator information on WNJS-FM Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJS-FM Query the FCC's FM station database for WNJZ Radio-Locator information on WNJZ Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNJZ

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Radio stations in the Greater Philadelphia market

By AM frequency

560 610 6902 740 8602 900 950 990 10601 1110 1180 12101 13402 1370 1420 1440 1480 1490 1520 1540 1590 1640

New Jersey 640 800 13102 1360 1460 16802

By FM frequency

88.1 (Philadelphia) 88.1 (Warwick) 88.3 88.5 88.7 88.9 89.1 (Radnor Township) 89.1 (Villanova) 89.3 (Coatesville) 89.3 (Warminster) 89.7 90.1 90.9 91.5 91.7 (Philadelphia) 91.7 (Telford) 91.7 (West Chester) 92.5 92.9 93.3 94.1 94.9 95.7 96.1 96.5 97.3 98.1 98.9 99.9 (Havertown) 99.9 (Philadelphia) 100.3 101.1 102.1 102.9 103.9 (Jenkintown) 103.9 (Wagontown) 104.5 105.3 106.1

Delaware 93.7 99.5

New Jersey 88.1 88.9 89.5 90.5 91.5 92.1 94.5 95.1 95.3 97.1 97.5 100.73 105.7 106.5 106.9 107.9 (Chatsworth) 107.9 (Pennsauken)

NOAA Weather Radio frequency

162.425 162.475

Digital radio by frequency & subchannel

610 950 1060 1210 1480 88.5-1 88.5-2 89.5-1 89.5-2 90.9-1 90.9-2 92.5-1 92.5-2 92.5-3 93.3-1 93.3-2 94.1-1 94.1-2 94.1-3 94.1-4 95.7-1 95.7-2 96.5-1 96.5-2 97.5-1 97.5-2 97.5-3 98.1-1 98.1-2 98.1-3 98.1-4 98.9-1 98.9-2 100.3-1 101.1-1 101.1-2 102.1-1 102.1-2 102.9-1 102.9-2 104.5-1 104.5-2 105.3-1 105.3-2 106.1-1 106.1-2 107.9-1

By callsign

KIH28 KYW1 W236AF W237EH W241CH W246AQ W260CZ W264BH3 W280CP W289AZ W300AC WBCB WBEB

HD2

WBEN-FM

HD2

WBMR WBYO WBZC WCHE WCHR WCOJ WCUR WDAS WDAS-FM

HD2

WEMG2 WEXP WFIL WFYL WHAT2 WHHS WHYY

HD2

WIFI WIOQ WIP-FM

HD2 HD3 HD4

WISX

HD2

WJBR WKDN WKDU WKVP WMGK

HD2

WMMR

HD2

WNAP WNG704 WNJC WNJS-FM WNPV WNTP WNWR WOGL

HD2 HD3 HD4

WPAZ WPEB WPEN

HD2 HD3

WPHE2 WPHI-FM WPHT1 WPNX700 WPPZ-FM WPST WPWA WQHS WRDV WRFF

HD2

WRNB WRSD WRTI WRTJ WSRN-FM WSTW WTDY-FM

HD2

WTEL WTHJ WTMR WTTM2 WURD WUSL

HD2

WVCH WVLT (FM) WWDB2 WWJZ WWLU WWTX WXPN

HD2

WXTU

HD2 HD3

WXVU WYBF WYPA

HD2

WZML-LP WZXE WZZD WZZE

Defunct

WCAU/1210 WCAU-FM/98.1 WDNR/89.5 WDRE/103.9 WDVR/101.1 WEGX/106.1 WLCE/104.5 WQHS WSNI/104.5 WTHK/97.5 WYXR/104.5

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Mass media in the Philadelphia Area

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NPR
NPR
member stations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Penn State University
Penn State University
stations

Kane WPSX State College WPSU

Temple University
Temple University
stations

Jackson Township WRTY Ephrata WRTL Philadelphia WRTI Summerdale WJAZ Coatesville WRTJ

WQED stations

Johnstown WQEJ Pittsburgh WQED

WVIA stations

Scranton WVIA Williamsport WVYA

Other stations

Allentown WDIY Erie WQLN Harrisburg WITF Philadelphia WHYY Philadelphia WXPN Pittsburgh WESA Pittsburgh WYEP

See also List of NPR
NPR
stations

See also adult contemporary classic hits college country news/talk NPR oldies religious rock sports top 40 urban other radio stations in Pennsylvania

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NPR
NPR
Member stations in the state of New Jersey

NJPR stations

Netcong WNJY Sussex WNJP Toms River WNJO Trenton WNJT

WHYY stations

Atlantic City WNJN Berlin WNJS Bridgeton WNJB Cape May WNJZ Manahawkin WNJM

Other stations

Hackettstown WXPJ Lincroft WBJB Newark WBGO Ocean City/Atlantic City WRTQ

See also List of NPR
NPR
stations

See also adult contemporary classic hits college country news/talk NPR oldies religious rock sports top 40 urban other radio stat

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