story by Ilya Marritz at wnyc.org.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said New York Public Radio will create a new public radio station focused on New Jersey news, and with a bureau in the Garden State.
In addition, the state is turning over operations and programming of the NJN TV network to WNET/Channel Thirteen, which will rename it NJTV. Governor Christie said the goal is to end the state's role in public broadcasting.
Christie said WNET won the bidding for the valuable TV license by demonstrating "the ability to deliver Jersey-centric programming, including a nightly news program."
WHYY, a public radio station in Philadelphia, will buy the state's other five public radio licenses for stations in South Jersey.
According to other reports, WNYC will pays $1.8 million for four North Jersey FMs. WHYY will pay $1 million for five FMs in South Jersey.