For more than 55 years, WHYY has provided news and information programming to Princeton and other communities in New Jersey as well as to Pennsylvania and Delaware. WHYY began broadcasting to an expanded area in New Jersey –– all the way from Princeton to Cape May and from Camden to the Jersey Shore –– in July, 2011, thanks to the addition of five former NJN radio stations.
Beyond its FM and TV programs, WHYY devotes resources to cover the news in Princeton and other regions in the Garden State. Our reporters regularly cover civic and cultural affairs, and Phil Gregory is the point man from the New Jersey State House, reporting for WHYY and Newark, NJ-based WBGO. He reports regularly on legislative matters and also pursues a range of stories of interest statewide.
Gregory is a longtime reporter who in recent years worked at Bloomberg Radio in New York City, where he anchored coverage of several major events such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, and covered business and market news as a reporter from the New York Stock Exchange. Gregory’s reporting has become invaluable since WHYY expanded its FM audience in New Jersey.
WHYY’s NewsWorks.org, a news and information service, features a page devoted to New Jersey. Experience news stories, blogs, videos, audio files, slideshows and updates from partner organizations such as NJ Spotlight. Of course, NewsWorks.org prides itself on community engagement, and comments, questions, and more are welcomed.
WHYY also is proud to hold events in Princeton and other locales in New Jersey. Recent events in Princeton include Reinventing Radio: An Afternoon with Ira Glass at McCarter Theater Center and a NewsWorks.org community forum on key Greater Princeton issues at the Princeton Senior Resource Center.
Another special event is planned for the spring. Terry Gross will visit McCarter Theater on May 5 as the Peabody Award-winning host of WHYY-FM’s “Fresh Air” presents Off Air with Fresh Air! During this anticipated event, Gross will share some of her adventures hosting the popular program and will play clips of interviews in which things didn’t go as expected or had surprising results. After the talk, attendees can turn the tables on Gross, asking her questions during a question-and-answer session. Visit WHYY.org/events for ticket information about this and other events.
Finally, WHYY’s Hamilton Commons offers a range of programs for teens, adults and educators to learn multimedia production skills. Teen programs include WHYY Afterschool, Young Journalists Summer Camp and WHYY Film Academy.
To contact WHYY about reaching customers through underwriting opportunities, email Roseann Oleyn, vice president of Institutional Advancement, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-351-1223.
WHYY-FM (90.9) is also broadcast on:
• WNJZ-FM (90.3, Cape May Court House)
• WNJM-FM (89.9, Manahawkin)
• WNJN-FM (89.7, Atlantic City)
• WNJB-FM (89.3, Bridgeton)
• WNJS-FM (88.1, Berlin)