WJOP 96.3 FM Newburyport – “Joppa Radio”
On November 15th, 2021, Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub, Inc., licensee of WJOP-LP, 96.3 FM, Newburyport, Massachusetts, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for renewal of its license. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions can visit www.fcc.gov/stationsearch, and search in the list of ‘WJOP-LP’ filed applications.
WJOP 96.3 FM, Joppa Radio, is a licensed low power (LP) independent radio based in Newburyport with a 3-10 mile radius coverage area through the FM dial. Our interview programs and podcasts can be found on Soundcloud. Programming includes local information and interviews, sports, and music you won’t find on your typical mainstream FM station; classical, chamber, opera, choral, jazz, roots, protest songs, history, world and our own local artists!
WJOP is not the new WNBP. WNBP is a commercial radio station purchased by Bloomberg News in 2017 and is no longer in existence as The Legends. WJOP Joppa Radio is a separate FCC license that was granted to Greater Newburyport Community Media Hub, Inc. in 2016. When WNBP was sold, WJOP created two programs in an attempt to continue the flow of local information. The radio announcers previously worked at WNBP which may have caused confusion. WJOP is a non-commercial radio station.
For the fourth year, the Metropolitan Opera will be broadcast their Live Saturday Radio Matinee on WJOP 96.3 FM Joppa Radio Newburyport at 1:00 PM. The season begins Saturday, December 4th at 1:00 PM and runs through Saturday, June 11th.
For more information about this year’s productions visit the Metropolitan Opera’s website.
Miss one of the terrific regular shows on WJOP? Click on show below for playlist.
Afternoon Drive with host Drew Moholland
The Morning Show with host Mary Jacobsen and book review by Melinda Everett
Life Along the Merrimack with host Dyke Hendrickson
World of Jazz with host Sean Goguen
Check out our other great podcasts on SoundCloud by local podcasters!