Our history.

We are Jawn Radio. WJYN 98.5 FM.


One of Philadelphia’s new community radio stations. We will begin broadcasting this spring out of our North Philadelphia studio.


This is a new community enterprise born from the joint efforts of individuals working to create healthy, vibrant neighborhoods in North Philadelphia and other parts of the city, and the Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation (UEDC), a North Philadelphia-based organization that has been involved in this work for years.


JAWN Radio can only fulfill its mission of empowering communities with information that inspires and uplifts–thus becoming a vital institution in the lives of those it is aiming to serve–if the station staffs itself with individuals who are passionate about using radio as a tool to improve their lives and the lives of others.


Knowing this, JAWN Radio is now seeking a committed, innovative, and passion-driven team of volunteers to help create a truly powerful media force in the Philadelphia region.  JAWN Radio has volunteer staffing needs in the following others.


¤ Outreach
¤ Public Affairs Programming
¤ Cultural Affairs and Music Programming
¤ Broadcasting
¤ DJ / Host Training
¤ Development / Fundraising
¤ Construction and Studio Set-Up
¤ Technological Maintenance
¤ Office Administration


To find out more about how to volunteer with JAWN Radio, please reach out to us by phone or email; or attend our next meeting at the UEDC offices, located at 2227 North Broad Street, on Monday, January 4th, @ 6:30 PM. Please RSVP.


We are looking forward to building potent and transformative community radio in Philadelphia with a corps of awesome volunteers. Please consider becoming a team member.
Kind Regards,
Jawn Radio | WJYN-98.5 FM

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