WCTC Becomes Fox Sports New Jersey

Beasley Media has flipped 1450 WCTC/93.5 W228DY New Brunswick NJ from News/Talk to Sports “Fox Sports New Jersey“.

WCTC will air the national Fox Sports Radio programming lineup while continuing to carry Rutgers University football and basketball and Somerset Patriots baseball. The flip comes weeks after WCTC launched its new FM translator in August. Beasley states that all fulltime WCTC employees will remain with the station.

Beasley Media Group announces 1450 WCTC-AM & WCTC-X1 W228DY 93.5 has officially launched FOX Sports New Jersey. The new format went into effect at midnight on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

The station will air the entire FOX Sports Radio lineup, apart from a few hours on the weekend, in which it will feature local programming. During the respective seasons, FOX Sports New Jersey will continue to air Rutgers football and basketball games plus The Somerset Patriots baseball games.

The new on-air line-up will feature:

Monday through Friday:
6am-9am ET – 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe with LaVar Arrington, Brady Quinn and Jonas Knox.
9am-12pm ET – The Dan Patrick Show
12pm-3pm ET – The Herd with Colin Cowherd
3pm-6pm ET – The Doug Gottlieb Show
6pm-7pm ET – Straight Outta Vegas with R.J. Bell
7pm-10pm ET – The Odd Couple with Chris Broussard & Rob Parker
10pm-2am ET – The Jason Smith Show with Mike Harmon
2am-6am ET – The Ben Maller Show


2am-6am ET – The Jonas Knox Show
12pm-2pm ET – Up On Game with LaVar Arrington, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Plaxico Burress
2pm-4pm ET – The Joy Taylor Show
4pm-7pm ET – Steve Hartman & 8-year NFL veteran Geoff Schwartz
7pm-10pm ET – Brian Noe & 13-Year NFL Veteran and NFC Champion Ephraim Salaam
10pm-2am ET – Aaron Torres & Jason Martin
2am-3am ET – Straight Outta Vegas Weekend Ed. with Bernie Fratto

3am-6am ET – Bernie Fratto
12pm-1pm ET – FOX NFL Sunday Simulcast
1pm-5pm ET – Steve Hartman & 6-Year NFL Veteran Rich Ohrnberger
5pm-8pm ET – Dan Beyer & 6-Year NFL Tight End George Wrighster
8pm-11pm ET – Covino & Rich
11pm-2am ET – Arnie Spanier & Chris Plank

“1450 WCTC is a heritage radio station serving Central New Jersey for 75 years,” said Beasley Media Group Senior Vice President and Regional Market Manager Dan Finn. “In 1947, WCTC began airing Rutgers Football and this has continued to this day. In addition, 21 years ago, we started airing the Somerset Patriots baseball franchise which is now a AA New York Yankees affiliate. It really made sense to dedicate the rest of our programming to sports and FOX Sports Radio is the best sports programming out there. In addition, 1450 WCTC just began simulcasting on 93.5 FM expanding our coverage area. It’s a very exciting time for WCTC, especially during our 75th anniversary.”

“For decades, some of the most popular content on WCTC has been local sports programming and we’re now excited to offer our audience the best possible 24/7 sports content,” said Beasley Media Group Chief Content Officer Justin Chase. “FOX Sports has an amazing line-up of hosts like Dan Patrick, Colin Cowherd, Doug Gottlieb and more and we know the sports fans in New Jersey will enjoy them as much as we do.”

“The opportunity to partner with a historic station in a region full of passionate sports fans excites us greatly,” said Don Martin, Senior Vice President of Sports Programming for Premiere Networks and Scott Shapiro, FOX Sports Radio Vice President of Sports Programming in a joint statement. “It’s an honor to join WCTC during its celebratory 75th anniversary!”

All current fulltime WCTC employees will remain with the station.

This story first appeared on radioinsight.com