World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


City of license Morristown, New Jersey
Slogan "Rockin' From the Dungeon"
Frequency 90.5 MHz
Format Contemporary Hit Radio
ERP 125 watts
HAAT 5.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 43849
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning J.S. Vance
Owner Morris School District
Webcast Listen Live
Website or


  • Educational WJSV (MSD ownership) 1
  • Original WJSV (CBS ownership) 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Educational WJSV (MSD ownership)

WJSV is a student-run radio station in Morristown, New Jersey.[1] WJSV is run by students of Morristown High School and owned by the Morris School District. WJSV, first bought by the Morris School District in 1971, generally broadcasts Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm while school is in session. WJSV's Main Transmitter is located at the Mountain Way School in Morris Plains, NJ.

Currently, the station is completely run by members and an executive staff composed totally of students. The executive staff is mainly an emulation of the above the line positions at a commercial radio station, including Program Director, Music Director, News Director, and obviously, Station Manager. Usually the station is supervised only by two staff members, one being the Station Advisor, currently Michael Butler; the other is the Chief Engineer, formerly Steven Woodruff.

Before the station was bought by the Morris School District, Morristown High School had already had a TV station, which upon purchasing WJSV, was renamed JSV-TV. Currently, it is used for a weekly show named Colonial Corner. However, in the 2013-2014 school year, Colonial Corner moved to an online-only format, with episodes hosted on YouTube.

Original WJSV (CBS ownership)

WJSV originally came on the air in 1926 as WTRC in Brooklyn, New York then was moved to Arlington, Virginia, the following year and became WJSV in 1928.

CBS bought the station from the previous owner in 1931, officially moved the station to Washington, D.C., although the transmitter site remained in Virginia. CBS made WJSV its affiliate in the nation's capital.

Among the more famous events involving WJSV was the recording of its entire broadcast day on September 21, 1939. The recording includes many famous radio programs of the time (including Amos 'n Andy and Major Bowes' Original Amateur Hour), local programs featuring Arthur Godfrey and John Charles Daly before their national successes, a Cleveland Indians-Washington Senators baseball game, and a speech by President Franklin Roosevelt. The recording was saved in the National Archives and still exists today; many old time radio websites have excerpts of the WJSV broadcast day and offer copies for sale. A sampling of the material broadcast that day was featured on the 70th anniversary of the event on National Public Radio's All Things Considered of September 21, 2009, also there is a copy of the entire broadcast on the Internet Archive web page .

WJSV changed its call letters to WTOP in 1943; the station is still on the air to this day.


  1. ^ Porter, David (2004-05-22). "These DJs are well-schooled; Hundreds of  

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WJSV
  • Radio-Locator information on WJSV
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WJSV
  • Complete Broadcast Day - WJSV 9/21/39; Courtesy of The Internet Archive web page)
  • Library of Congress essay on WJSV's full day of broadcasting.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.