Monday, June 6, 2011

NY Public Radio to Buy NJ Radio Stations

Note: This is a summary of a story from another website.  Please follow the links in the post if you want to read the full article.

New York Public Radio has announced plans to purchase four radio stations from NJN, the public TV and radio broadcaster in New Jersey, according to a press release on  In the announcement, NJ governor Chris Christie said that the acquistions will allow New York Public Radio to create a new public radio station that will focus on news in New Jersey. 

Additionally, New Jersey will turn over the operations and programming of the NJN TV network to WNET/Channel Thirteen, which will be renamed NJTV.  Governor Christie said the goal with this move is to end the state's role in public broadcasting.  The acquisitions are subject to review by the New Jersey Legislature and approval by the New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority and the FCC.

You can read the full story at WNYC's website.

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