Close to 10 years ago a low-power FM radio station quietly entered the airways of the Mount Washington Valley. WJSK is the brainchild of Frank Pingree, a retired jazz aficionado living in Glen..
For 22 years, Pingree was the "voice" of ESPN and was part of the network's "start-up" in September 1979.
At the time a resident of Connecticut, Pingree was planning on moving back to New Hampshire when he happened upon an FCC announcement about low-power FM radio applications. This was in 2001, and, since Pingree's first love was radio broadcasting, second only to his love of traditional jazz, the seed for WJSK was planted. Two years later, with license in hand, the station (studios and transmitter) found a home in Pingree's newly constructed house in Glen and went on the air November 1, 2003.
The programming concept was and remains "All That Jazz," music of the 1940s, '50s and '60s arranged by many of the jazz greats of that period. As a non-commercial station dedicated to programming traditional jazz, WJSK can be found at 101.1 FM from the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Support for the station's broadcasting comes from the many loyal listeners of this music genre