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In 1923, we started as a heritage radio station. It stayed that way for more than nine decades until we moved to the campus of Purdue Northwest. Students and grads made us realize that the Region needs a TV station. Here's what we came up with:
We have built on the 99-year-old spirit of WJOB, which is good and pure and beautiful, to build a TV station that broadcasts local, Region stuff all day long in video.
Your TV spot plays on streaming video, radio and sometimes social media. All day long it's local news, sports, traffic (ugh), entertainment, etc.
It's all new technology, and we make it pretty easy to buy advertising on it. You can buy streaming video and radio advertising right here on this website - at low prices.
Browse the products. If you like something, click, sign up, and pay. If you have questions or want a larger, custom package, call JED at 219-844-1230. He loves to talk about the ROI of advertising on local broadcasting. Cancel any time.
This is the model that's worked for 99 years of radio:
With streaming video, we completed the first part. We built one of the most advanced streaming video systems among local media in America. In keeping with the spirit of WJOB, we broadcast hundreds of local segments each week on JEDtv.
As businesses like yours discover the merits of placing TV commercials next to local athletes, talk show hosts, newscasters, comedians, etc - for as low as $69 a week - we draw closer to the ultimate goal:
- Nearly 3 million people can hear WJOB AM 1230 and 104.7 FM across Chicago's southland.
- Thousands watch JEDtv. We broadcast to our own streaming video platforms, Facebook Live, the IHSAA network, the Times website, etc. Broadcasts may appear on some or all platforms. Many broadcasts are made available free. Some are for subscribers only.
- Our most popular areas include Hammond, Munster, Gary, Highland, Griffith, Cedar Lake, Lowell, East Chicago, Crown Point and Schererville, Indiana and Lansing, Calumet City and the East Side of Chicago on the Illinois side.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is JEDtv?
JEDtv is the first 24-hour video streaming network dedicated solely to the Calumet Region. Video programming streams on JEDtv, while the audio simultaneously broadcasts on WJOB am and FM radio. The audio from your video spot in essence plays on the radio. Viewers can subscribe to JEDtv for $5.99/month. We offer a live stream of our content, as well as on demand videos. You can find more information about our live programming here (link)
Where does wjob broadcast?
WJOB broadcasts to all of Northwest Indiana, and the South Suburbs of Chicago.
Where can JEDtv be viewed?
JEDtv is streamed live on JEDtv.com, on the JEDtv app, and on smart tv with Roku and apple.
WHAT IS THE PRICING FOR ADVERTISING?
WHAT ELSE CAN I PURCHASE BESIDES COMMERCIAL SPOTS?
In addition to commercial spots, we also offer sponsorships of a variety of programming, including traffic, weather, sports, news, live daytime programming, and more.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A VIDEO ADVERTISEMENT?
If you don’t already have your own commercial spots, our team is here to create an attention grabbing script and produce your video spot. We will collaborate with you to ensure your commercial spot includes all of the information you want to get out there.
WILL MY SPOTS PLAY ON WJOB AND JEDTV?
Yes, we broadcast your commercial spots simultaneously on JEDtv and WJOB radio. The audio from your video spot will play on the radio. This means that your video spot should be produced with that in mind. We can help with that.
Can I purchase air time to host a show?