WHYY Philadelphia Expands New Jersey Coverage, NJN Is Kaput
Following this week’s ultimate demise of the NJN TV and radio networks, after New Jersey Legislators agreed to end funding the station — much to the dismay of its more than 140 employees, as well as long-time, dedicated news reporters such as Michael Aron, Jerry Henry, Kent St. John, and other familiar names and faces from NJN — it has been announced that Philadelphia’s public radio station WHYY will expand its coverage in New Jersey as part of its agreement to take over five NJN stations. WNET NY and NJTV will also be taking over NJN coverage as part of the agreement.
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Here is the crux of the press release that went out Thursday, June 30, the day NJN was forced to officially close down its operations.
“WHYY marks a major expansion of its broadcast area when it begins operating five New Jersey radio stations July 1. WHYY-FM programming will be heard on the stations as part of an agreement to provide continued public media service to Garden State residents after the closure of the New Jersey Network.