Longtime radio morning star Jerry Kristafer has joined WJMJ, the FM station operated by the Archdiocese of Hartford since 1976. At 88.9 on the dial, Hartford’s WJMJ broadcasts to northern Connecticut and western Massachusetts and is also distributed around the world through streaming audio on the Internet.

Jerry Kristafer is hosting weekday mornings on WJMJ, from 5:30 to ten o’clock, playing a unique mix of uplifting music and motivational messages, connecting to listeners with a variety of songs and shared experiences culled from Kristafer’s 44 years on the air.

“This is a new and completely different mix for me,” notes Kristafer. “I’ve done talk-radio and all kinds of music formats, so this show is going to make use of all that experience. We’ll have a great time each morning. I’m looking forward to re-connecting with loyal listeners and making new friends, too.” Kristafer has worked since 1977 in Connecticut, hosting morning shows on the state’s most popular radio stations.

WJMJ is a non-commercial station, run by the Archdiocese’s Office of Radio and Television, headed by Father John Gatzak in a mission to serve the community through inspiration, education and public involvement.

“With Jerry’s history as a concerned and committed activist involved with an array of charitable causes, we are thrilled with the potential to combine his good works and the station’s mission to play a significant role in people’s lives,” notes Father John Gatzak, WJMJ’s General Manager. “Entertaining talk, your favorite songs and community service – I think it’s going to be a great program that really makes a powerful difference to our listeners.”

Jerry Kristafer fills a slot left empty when Bruce Stevens departed WJMJ to return to his hometown in Maine.
Around the clock, WJMJ offers values oriented programming including inspirational and classical music programs, local, state, national, international and religious news, plus educational and public affairs programs.