The Nation's First Jewish Religious Radio Station Goes on the Air in West Virginia

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WVJW-FM on 94.1 made history when it signed on this week. Owned by Kol Ami Havurah, WVJW is the nation's first and only Jewish Religious Radio Station. WVJW is not only unique because it is primarily a Jewish station, but it is also a public radio station that can be enjoyed by the whole community.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CONTACT:

Rabbi Bryan K. French

President, Kol Ami Havurah

489G Benwood, WV 26031

(304)232-0517

info@wvjw.info

The Nation's First Jewish Religious Radio Station Goes on the Air in West Virginia

Benwood, WV -- January 06, 2003 - WVJW-FM on 94.1 made history when it

signed on this week. Owned by Kol Ami Havurah, WVJW is the nation's first and

only Jewish Religious Radio Station. WVJW is not only unique because it is

primarily a Jewish station, but it is also a public radio station that can be

enjoyed by the whole community.

Current broadcasts are a mix of programming and samples of what listeners will

hear, as the station performs necessary tests. In a few weeks programming on

WVJW will take two forms as a daytime service and as a nighttime service.

Daytimes on the station are devoted primarily to Jewish Music, Local Weather,

News from Israel, programming from the World Radio Network, and syndicated

programs from other Public Radio stations. Nighttime takes on a different twist

with a more secular service for the general public. Programming on the

nighttime service is primarily programs with 80's Music, Disco, and Oldies

from the 60's & 70's. Special World Radio Network programming will also air

on Jewish Holidays.

Planning for the station began late in 1999 when the Federal Communications

Commission authorized the opening of frequencies to local organizations. In

June 2001 filing for frequencies in West Virginia began with Kol Ami Havurah

as the second applicant in a short filing window. On July 30th 2002 Kol Ami

Havurah was awarded the 94.1 frequency and quickly started construction.

The station, located in Kol Ami Havurah's offices just south of Wheeling, is an

LPFM station. LPFM stations are small locally owned Non-Commercial

Educational stations authorized by the Federal Communications Commission.

WVJW's coverage area is approximately 7 miles, and serves the Wheeling, WV

and Bellaire, OH areas. The station broadcasts from 9am to 10pm everyday.

For information: http://wvjw.info or

Contact: info@wvjw.info

Phone: 304-232-0517

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