Radio station WHCJ-FM was licensed in 1975 as a non-commercial, educational, public radio facility under the auspices of Savannah State College and the University System of Georgia. As such, the station’s primary mission is to educate its listening audience through selective programming, to include news, public affairs, feature programs and alternative music, i.e. Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Reggae, Latin music, African music, Indian music, Hip Hop and Alternative Soul. WHCJ also provides a medium that is accessible to the community via volunteerism and participation in local program production. Additionally, WHCJ serves as a practical laboratory where students may receive hands on experience in various aspects of broadcast production.
As a facility located on the campus of a historically black university, WHCJ has become a primary source of cultural programming for Savannah’s African American Community. The station’s management recognizes a special responsibility to air relevant programs that are not available through other local outlets.
WHCJ supports the mission of Savannah State University. The mission states that the university will “provide activities, programs and services” and will “share personnel and physical facilities to help meet community and regional needs for education, recreation, entertainment, cultural events, technical assistance and economic development.”