The Programming Department answers directly to the FCC by maintaining a Public File and following FCC guidelines for broadcasting. The Program Director schedules music, PSAs, underwriting spots and other sound elements for each broadcast day. Additionally, the PD approves on-air guests and compiles a quarterly Program Information Report about the programming broadcast in the public interest.
Programming is also responsible for the overall sound of the station, constantly listening and giving DJs feedback in order to improve performance.
Our current Program Director is Michael Ortiz and our Assistant Program Director is Sebastian Escobar.
WPUNJ's Pioneer sports games are what the Sports Department lives and breathes. Each semester, our sports team members do live remote broadcasts of every important Pioneer game, home or away. Each broadcast gives you full play-by-play and color commentary, pre and post-game shows, and live interviews with coaches and players. Our sportscasters strive to be the premiere authorities on Pioneer sports.
Our current Sports Director is Kyle Crooks. The members of our Sports Team are Courtnaey Chelf, Patrick Rutkowski and Nick Duffy.
Like our Promotions Department, Underwriting is out on the prowl, trying to form relationships with local businesses in Bergen, Passaic, Morris and Essex counties. Want to promote your business on our airwaves? Underwriting is where it's at. Want to donate used audio and video equipment, or unneeded office and music supplies? Food, water, couches, CDs? Underwriting will take them!
Some people, (like former Underwriting Directors) claim that this is the most important department, because without Underwriting, we'd be playing with dull record needles and drinking nothing but instant coffee!
Our current Underwriting Director is Courtnaey Chelf.