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WJAB - 90.9 FM

Working to Serve the Community through Quality Public Radio


What you should know about WJAB…


  • WJAB carries a variety of musical formats including:  Jazz, Gospel, and Blues.
  • WJAB is the home of Alabama A & M University sports, community service programs and a weekly church calendar of events.
  • WJAB provides news with NPR (National Public Radio) and local events and personalities.
  • WJAB is the Tennessee Valley’s its only full time Jazz station with listeners throughout a 120 mile radius.
  • WJAB provides a positive voice in the community!  That voice will create a lasting presence that will remain in the hearts and minds of our listeners.
  • WJAB was nominated “Gavin Radio Station of the Year”, by Gavin Magazine, San Francisco, CA


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 is 100,000 watts and has been in existence since 1991.  The station can also be heard live on the Internet here.

The format includes traditional and contemporary Jazz, Blues and Gospel.  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.  The station operates twenty four hours and seven days a week.

WJAB also carries hourly National Public Radio news on the hour as well as local news on the hour.  The flagship programs associated with NPR, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, are also a part of the daily programming line-up.  Local public affairs programs and specials are also a regular part of the WJAB format.

WJAB is particularly proud to provide educational opportunities and internships to students at Alabama A. & M. University.  This HBCU provides outstanding students who are employed with many local, regional and national television and radio entities.

WJAB is a proud member of the African-American Public Radio Consortium and the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.


Contact Info

   Department Head:

   Elizabeth Sloan-Ragland 



   P: 256.372.5793


   Mailing Address:

   WJAB 90.9 FM

   Alabama A&M University

   Telecommunications Center

   P.O. Box 1687

   Normal, AL 35762

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