WJAB-FM 90.9 is a public radio station licensed to Alabama A & M University under the guidance of the Alabama A & M University Board of Trustees. The station has been in existence since 1991 and is the first 100,000 watts, public radio station on a college campus in Alabama. WJAB is the Tennessee Valley’s only full-time Jazz station with a listenership covering portions of Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi. WJAB 90.9 can be heard twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, with one of the most powerful signals in the Tennessee Valley.
WJAB 90.9 includes traditional and contemporary Jazz, Blues, Gospel and Reggae. There are a number of specialty shows that highlight music from around the world and encourage the listeners to broaden their horizons and appreciation for other cultures. WJAB is also the home of the Alabama A & M Sports Network for Bulldog Football and Basketball.
WJAB carries National Public Radio (NPR) news. NPR’s award-winning news magazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered are also a part of WJAB’s daily program line-up. Public affairs programs and regular University specials are also a part of the WJAB format.
The station is proud to provide educational opportunities, such as practicums and internships to students attending Alabama A & M University. Since 1970, Alabama A & M University has produced outstanding students who are employed with many local, regional, national and international television and radio networks and affiliates.
WJAB is a proud member of the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, Public Radio International, the African-American Public Radio Stations, the Alabama Broadcasters Association and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.