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statewide New Jersey
United States
Branding NJTV
Slogan New Jersey's Public Television Network
Channels Digital: see table below
Virtual: see table below
Affiliations PBS
Owner New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority (operated by Public Media NJ under outsourcing agreement)
First air date July 1, 2011 (2011-07-01)
Call letters' meaning All stations:
New Jersey
4th letter: see table below
Sister station(s) WNET, WLIW
Transmitter power see table below
Height see table below
Facility ID see table below
Transmitter coordinates see table below
Licensing authority FCC
Public license information: Profile

NJTV is a Englewood, New Jersey.[1] However, master control and some internal operations are based at WNET's studios in the Worldwide Plaza complex in Manhattan. NJTV airs PBS programming along with producing and broadcasting its own programs, mostly relating to issues in New Jersey.

NJTV is the successor to New Jersey Network (NJN), the state-controlled public television and radio service. NJN ceased operations on June 30, 2011, with Public Media NJ taking control of the former NJN television stations the following day.


  • Overview 1
  • Stations 2
    • Translators 2.1
    • Cable and satellite availability 2.2
  • Digital television 3
    • Digital channels 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The seeds which led to the eventual formation of NJTV were planted in 2008, when officials with the New Jersey Network asked the

  • - Official website
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WNJT
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WNJT-TV
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WNJS
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WNJS-TV
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WNJN
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WNJN-TV
    • Query the FCC's TV station database for W36AZ
    • Query the FCC's TV station database for W43CH
    • Query the FCC's TV station database for W49BE
  • Query the FCC's TV station database for WNJB
  • BIAfn's Media Web Database -- Information on WNJB-TV

External links

  1. ^ Staff (undated) "Home page". NJTV. Retrieved November 8, 2012. "NJTV, PO Box 5776, Englewood, NJ 07631".
  2. ^ Behrens, Steve (May 12, 2008). "With Its State Aid Shrinking, NJN Asks for Independence". Current.
  3. ^ Press release (June 6, 2011). "Gov. Christie Selects WNET for NJN Takeover". NJN (via WMGM-TV).
  4. ^ Jensen, Elizabeth (June 6, 2011). "WNET to Oversee New Jersey Public Television".  
  5. ^ "N.J. Assembly Rejects Plan to Transfer NJN Management to N.Y.-Based WNET".  
  6. ^ "N.J. Senate Fails to Block WNET Plan, Ending NJN Network".  
  7. ^ "TV veteran Mike Schneider to anchor NJTV news".  
  8. ^ "Montclair and NJTV perfect together; state's public TV station bursts with township talent".  
  9. ^ "NJTV board votes to merge with former NJN foundation that raised millions for network".  
  10. ^ "2 popular NJN shows to return to air on NJTV".  
  11. ^ "Former NJN Staple Michael Aron to Join NJTV".  
  12. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WNJT
  13. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WNJN
  14. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WNJS
  15. ^ RabbitEars TV Query for WNJB


1 Each station's respective callsign with "-DT" suffix serves as the PSIP name for the various NJTV stations.

Channel Video Aspect PSIP Short Name Programming[12][13][14][15]
xx.1 1080i 16:9 1 Main NJTV programming / PBS
xx.3 AudioVi NJ Audiovision (audio-only)

Digital channels

Digital television

NJTV is available on all New Jersey cable providers. In addition, WNJN is available on several cable providers on the New York side of the New York City area, as well as the New York DirecTV feed. WNJB is available on Time Warner Cable's systems in Staten Island, as well as the New York Dish Network feed. WNJS is available on most cable providers in the Philadelphia area, as well as the Philadelphia DirecTV and Dish Network feeds.

Cable and satellite availability

All translators directly repeat WNJN's signal.

Areas in the northwestern part of New Jersey are served by the following low-powered translators:


  • 1 WNJN used the callsign WNJM (the M standing for Montclair) from its 1973 sign-on to 1994.
WNJN transmitter, at Montclair State University.
The NJTV television stations are:

NJTV's four full-power stations reach a potential audience of almost 28 million people in parts of five states – all of New Jersey, plus parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Delaware. While this gives NJTV one of the largest potential audiences in the country, it also must compete directly with three of the most-watched PBS member stations in the country. It not only shares its coverage area with sister stations WNET and WLIW, but also with Philadelphia's main PBS outlet, WHYY-TV (channel 12). Additionally, WLVT-TV (channel 39) in Allentown, Pennsylvania overlaps some of NJTV's broadcast area.


29-year New Jersey Network veteran Michael Aron, the system's news director at its closure and a former member of the Foundation's board, revived his former NJN programs Reporters Roundtable and On the Record on NJTV, and also appears on NJTV News as its chief political correspondent.[10][11]

On July 26, 2011, NJTV announced a partnership with the Foundation for New Jersey Public Broadcasting (formerly the NJN Foundation) to jointly fund and create additional public affairs programming. NJTV and the Foundation merged in September 2012.[9]

NJTV produces NJTV News, which airs weeknights in the timeslots previously occupied by NJN News. Veteran journalist Mike Schneider is the program's managing editor and anchor.[7] NJTV News is produced at Montclair State University's DuMont Television Center in Montclair.[8]

Caucus Educational Corporation, a nonprofit producer of New Jersey-focused public affairs programs, is under contract with Public Media NJ to provide original programming for NJTV. Caucus productions, Caucus: New Jersey, New Jersey Capitol Report and One-on-One with Steve Adubato were inherited by NJTV from NJN.

Under the terms of the deal, Public Media NJ would operate the stations for a five-year period, with two additional five-year renewable options. The New Jersey Public Broadcasting Authority would retain the licenses, while Public Media NJ would receive funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and all revenues related to the former NJN technical operations. The measure was defeated by the state Assembly on June 23.[5] The state Senate, however, passed the resolution on June 27, allowing Public Media NJ to take over NJN's television operations as scheduled on July 1, 2011.[6] All members of NJN automatically became members of NJTV.

, for all intents and purposes it is a New York City station. Newark This is somewhat ironic, since NJN was created in part due to concerns WNET wasn't adequately serving the New Jersey side of its coverage area. Although WNET is licensed to [4][3]

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