It is with great sadness that we report Joseph Knox, the founder of 100.1 WJRZ, passed away last night (July 21st) at the age of 72.
The station was originally licensed to the Jersey Shore Broadcasting Corporation, which was incorporated in New Jersey in 1974, with Joe as President. The station signed on as an affiliate of the ABC Radio Network.
On July 4th, 1976 100.1 WJRZ began local programming out of the very same building we are still in today located in Manahawkin. Joe held ownership of WJRZ until 2002 before selling to Greater Media (now owned by Beasley Media Group.)
On behalf of the current staff and alumni, we want to send our deepest condolences to Joe’s friends and family and wish them peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Thank you Joe. Thank you for starting a radio station that nearly 45 years later continues its legacy at the Jersey Shore on 100.1 WJRZ-FM