Radio is an educational, non-commercial FM radio station licensed
to Saint Thomas Seminary
and is operated by ORTV, Inc. WJMJ
was founded in 1976 by the late Archbishop John F. Whealon
as the first archdiocesan operated radio station in the United States, and
was the result of a vision brought forth by the Second Vatican Council. It was
Archbishop Whealon's goal to create a radio station that would offer the Good
News of Christ to a wider listening audience through a format of inspiring
messages and pleasant music. WJMJ's first broadcast was on Christmas Eve,
December 24, 1976.
On October 5, 2018, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair pressed the
button that raised the transmission power of the station's new transmitter to
100% as allowed by its Federal Communications Commission's license. WJMJ's
new transmitter broadcasts both the traditional FM signal on 88.9 FM as well as
three digital HD Radio channels. Listeners with HD Radio receivers in
their cars, homes or businesses will hear a superior quality sound on HD-1, the
channel simultaneously carrying WJMJ’s music and information mix. On the
other HD channels, listeners can hear Catholic programming from EWTN Global
Catholic Radio. The EWTN programs are in Spanish on WJMJ HD-2 and in English on
WJMJ HD-3. This allows WJMJ to better serve an audience that wants to hear
traditional Catholic programming and Connecticut’s growing Hispanic population.
WJMJ extends it broadcast reach with repeater
translators located in Hamden at 93.1 FM and New Haven at 107.1 FM. With its
broadcast network, WJMJ is able
to reach and serve a vast listening audience throughout
central and south western Connecticut and south central Massachusetts; and
globally with its live Internet stream.
ORTV, Inc. is a tax-exempt organization
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, and is
included as a subordinate organization under a Group Exemption Ruling
issued by the IRS to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
(USCCB). As indicated in the most recent IRS Group Ruling
Determination Letter, contributions to the subordinate organizations
included in the USCCB group ruling are deductible for federal income,
estate and gift tax purposes under sections 170, 2055, 2106 and 2522 of
the Internal Revenue Code.
non-profit organization and a non-commercial radio station, WJMJ relies on the charitable contributions from
faithful listeners like you to continue to provide the quality programming that you've come to
appreciate as well as enable WJMJ to introduce new programming. If you would like to make a tax deductible charitable contribution in
support of WJMJ please visit our Donate Now page or mail your check or money order, made payable to WJMJ to:
WJMJ Radio, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT 06712-1052. Your support is greatly appreciated!
In accordance with the Federal Communications
Commission's (FCC) rules, WJMJ as a licensee of a FM station in the
noncommercial educational broadcast services shall maintain a public
inspection file containing the material, relating to that station,
described in paragraphs (e)(1) through (e)(11) of 47 CFR 73.3527.
If you would like to have your church, community or non-profit organization
event announced on WJMJ please complete our online
or send the following information via "snail" mail:
Attn: Events, WJMJ Radio, 15 Peach Orchard Rd, Prospect, CT 06712-1052.
include a contact name and telephone number, name of the
organization, name or title of the event, date(s) and time(s) of the
event, and a brief and concise description of the event as you would
like to hear it announced. Please be sure to include any
deadlines. For example, we wouldn't want to announce an event
on the day of, that required a reservation a week in advance.
reserves the right to accept or reject any event announcement submission
at its sole discretion. This service is provided free-of-charge to
qualifying non-profit organizations only.
WJMJ is a non-profit, educational,
non-commercial FM radio station (licensed
to Saint Thomas Seminary and operated by ORTV, Inc.) whose mission is to evangelize, educate, inform and
inspire. WJMJ accomplishes its mission by providing values oriented
programming including inspirational and classical music programs, news breaks
(local, state, national, international and religious), and educational and public affairs
programs that focus on both local and national issues of concern and/or interest
to its constituents in the communities that it serves.
To contact the
current On-Air announcer, you can contact them directly via telephone at
(203) 758-0707 or
studio @ wjmj.org (without the spaces). These are the best and fastest
ways to reach the On-Air announcer. If you wish to send station management
your comments and thoughts about WJMJ, you can e-mail them to: comments @ wjmj.org (without the spaces)
or leave us a message on the WJMJ Listener Line at (203) 805-5045.
also contact us via regular
mail. Our mailing address is:
15 Peach Orchard Road
Prospect, CT 06712-1052
note that this is a new mailing address for WJMJ and all correspondence and
donations should be mailed to this address to ensure your correspondence or
donation is not delayed in reaching us. Please do not send any mail to the
former Bloomfield address.
telephone numbers are: (860) 242-8800 in the Hartford area; (203) 758-7367
in the Waterbury/New Haven area; or outside the local calling areas
toll-free (877) DIAL WJMJ (342-5956). Our fax number is (203)
758-7371. And our
general station e-mail address is: wjmj @ wjmj.org (without the spaces).
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Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio
15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, Connecticut 06712-1052
Telephones: (860) 242-8800 in the Hartford area • (203) 758-7367 in the Waterbury/New Haven area
Outside the local calling areas toll-free (877) 342-5956
Fax: (203) 758-7371