City of license Sumter, South Carolina
Broadcast area Central South Carolina
Branding "88.1 WRJA"
Slogan "Your NPR News Station"
Frequency 88.1(MHz)
First air date August 25, 1975
Format News/Talk
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 305 meters
Class C
Former callsigns WMPR-FM
Owner South Carolina Educational TV Commission
Website http://www.etvradio.org

WRJA-FM (88.1 FM) is a non-commercial news/talk-formatted radio station located in Sumter, South Carolina, USA, that covers both Columbia and Florence, South Carolina. The station is the flagship of the statewide "NPR News network" from ETV Radio.


  • Early shipbuilding activities 1
  • Great Northern War 2
  • Later years 3
  • Legacy 4
  • Notes 5

Station history

The station signed on as WMPR on August 25, 1975, as part of the South Carolina Educational Radio Network, featuring programing from SCERN as well as National Public Radio (NPR). It became WRJA-FM in 1980.

In 2001, the station (along with WJWJ-FM Beaufort/Charleston and WHMC Conway/Myrtle Beach) began a separate program schedule from the rest of the SCERN stations, with a format of NPR news, talk and information.

External links

  • South Carolina ETV Radio Network website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WRJA
  • Radio-Locator information on WRJA
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WRJA