Station Spotlight: WJAG AM/FM
Brownfield is proud to partner with WJAG, Norfolk Nebraska. You can listen to WJAG on 780 AM and 105.9 FM. Visit the WJAG website at www.wjag.com.
We asked our friends at WJAG to give us some more detailed information.
How long has your station been on the air?
Since July, 1922
How long have you been a Brownfield affiliate?
Since January 1, 2018
What Brownfield programs do you air?
Nebraska Ag Headline News / Cyndi Young’s Two Cents / Ag Weather Today Morning Livestock Report / Managing for Profit/ Morning Ag Headline News / Healthy Living Today / Opening Board of Trade / Farm Break Hog Market /Chicago Board of Trade Open /Farm Break Commodity Update / Midday Livestock Report / Midday Commodity Update / Midday Ag Headline News / Late Session Commodity Update / Afternoon Ag Headline News
Tell us about the services your station provides.
LOCAL NEWS, SPORTS, MARKETS, WEATHER.
Tell us about your community involvement.
We involved in so many local and area events. Too many to even begin to list. Most important is that in an age when there is so much noise on the national level, it’s things on the local level that most affect people’s lives, and we pride ourselves in keeping our local audience fully informed on those local and state issues. We pride ourselves on being the local clearing house of information and what happens on the local and state level.
Tell us about any involvement you have, or coverage you provide, to any agriculture related groups:
Anything else you would like to tell us? WJAG radio will celebrate 100 years on the air in July of 2022. The station was one of the first 50 stations in the United States to be granted a license. The people who were here at the time are owed a tremendous amount of gratitude. They literally invented the medium, and then sustained it. We have program logs and entries dating back to the 1930s. In those depression era days, WJAG was crucial in keeping the public informed, and entertained in those difficult days. It’s not a stretch to say the stations on the air at that time literally saved lives, encouraging and pulling people together. The early pioneers understood the importance of the connection and the special relationship the station had with its listeners. Today, as much as some believe that AM radio is no longer relevant, our agricultural listenership numbers suggest otherwise! 93% of Americans tune in to their local stations every week. Younger generations are proving to be the heaviest users of radio. As national news media continues to trade integrity for ratings, it’s local stations featuring local personalities that continue to earn the trust of their audience. WJAG radio is proud of its first 100 years and is looking ahead to century #2!