WPRB is a not-for-profit commercial radio station. Housed in Princeton University, we are independently financed and student-managed. Our signal covers a range of approximately 15,000 square miles, serving a population of millions throughout central New Jersey, South Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, Wilmington, DE, and parts of the Jersey Shore. Broadcasting at 14,000 watts of stereo power, our signal is among the strongest in college radio. WPRB’s live internet stream carries our programming across the country and around the globe.
Our DJs are students and community members of a variety of ages, races, genders, and interests. We are best described by the name of one of our oldest and more popular programs: “Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio.” WPRB specializes in the weird, the engaging, the quirky, the offbeat, and the lovely. We love new releases as much as old archives. DJs provide listeners with musical experiences that they likely won’t find anywhere else on the FM dial.
WPRB prides itself in exploring creative programming of all shapes and sizes. Our broadcast day features two blocks:
Classical (6AM – 9AM)
WPRB’s classical programming explores everything from brief sonatas to full-length symphonies and operas, uninterrupted, just as the composer intended. We keep our programming fresh and innovative by ensuring that a given piece will not be repeated more than once in six weeks. Many of our DJs are also musicians, and have a deep understanding of what their particular listeners will enjoy. We welcome you to join us for an educational and exciting listening experience!
Everything Else (9AM – 6AM)
Tune in for afternoons and evenings with a huge variety of sounds, emphasizing new, independent, and underground artists. Our DJs are dedicated to bringing you boundless, unpredictable radio (no rotation schedule or Top 40 requirements for us) and connections to local music scenes in central New Jersey and Philadelphia.
WPRB is an entirely volunteer-run radio station. The station is managed by students of Princeton University, with support from the Board of Trustees and the WPRB Educational Adviser. All DJs are volunteers as well, hailing from all over the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania region.
WPRB owns The Nassau Weekly, founded in 1979 by Robert Faggen, Marc Fischer (now a senior editor for The Washington Post), and David Remnick (now Editor-in-Chief of The New Yorker magazine). It is the second largest student publication at Princeton University. The newsmagazine typically contains a blend of news, reviews, fiction, poetry, and other college- oriented material. View the Nass content at www.nassauweekly.com/. Advertising in the Nass is a great way to reach Princeton University students. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.