ABOUT US

WJPG and WJPH is owned and operated by Maranatha Ministries / Joy Communications, Inc, a New Jersey Non-profit corporation. We are committed to strengthening the family and assisting the local church with Bible teaching and instruction and uplifting Christian music, one of the means is with radio broadcasting.

From 1996 until July 1998, we purchased air-time on WJNN 106.7FM for "Unshackled", "Stories of Great Christians" and for the "Sharathon".  In May 1997, we filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a new non-commercial FM radio station at 88.1 MHz.

After many years of prayer, on March 2004, the FCC granted us a construction permit with transmitter in Cape May Court House, NJ. All in Godís perfect timing. WJPG 88.1 FM, which stands for Just Praise God, went on the air May 11, 2004. God is truly amazing!

In February 1998, we filed an application with the FCC for a new non-commercial FM radio station at 89.9 MHz for Woodbine, NJ. After many months of prayer, God answered our prayers when we received the FCC construction permit in November 1998 to construct the radio station and go on the air. WJPH, which stands for Just Praise Him, went on the air February 16, 1999 at 5:30pm. What a blessed moment it was!  Please visit our Station Info page to view photos of our staff and volunteers "Raisin' the Praise!"

Ken Manri

Founder and Board member of Maranatha Ministries / Joy Communications, Inc., Kenneth Manri began his  secular radio career on Long Island, NY in 1970 while in high school.  He commenced his service to the Lord in Christian radio in Florida in 1976 on WRYO-FM Crystal River, FL.  Then in this area in 1980 with WRIO-FM 102.3 Cape May, NJ, then with WSJL-FM 102.3 Cape May, NJ from 1983 until 1995. He leased WJNN 106.7 for Christian radio programming from July 1995 to July 2001. Born in Brooklyn, NY May 1956. Born-again September 1975. He finds it a privilege to serve Christ. He says that "anyone can tune across the dial and hear the Good News of Jesus Christ!"  Ken is the General Manager of WJPG and WJPH and can be heard on the air throughout the day.  Ken and his wife, Lucy, reside in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

 

Vance Dillard air shift duties are from 2:00 am to 6:00 am.

 

Wade McShane first became interested in radio by winning radio contests when he was just 14.  by 16, he was on the air.  He is on the air from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Wade married his beautiful wife Rachelle in April 1998, and welcomed the birth of  their first child, Matthew, in March 2002.
 

Kim Bindel is originally from the southwest, Santa Fe, New Mexico, to be exact.  She's been in radio since 1994.  Her favorite movie is "It's a Wonderful Life." Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, and her favorite people are her daughters, Lauren and Alexia.  Her air shift is from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Doug Griffin comes to us from the left coast, born and raised in California. Doug spent his senior year of High School as an exchange student in Germany (Class of '85).  Doug actually met his wife Sheryl through KRTY.  Doug's eldest daughter Lauren is in High School & Garic ("Babyman" - the only non-Californian) was born in Franklin TN in 1998.  In radio since 1988, his air shift is 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

 


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