PMCM-TV, LLC has corporate offices located in Neptune, New Jersey, and its television operations are located in Freehold, NJ. PMCM-TV owns and operates WJLP Channel 3, licensed in Middletown, New Jersey (serving the New York TV market) and KJWP Channel 2, licensed in Wilmington, Delaware (serving the Philadelphia market TV market.)
As background, in November of 2008 PMCM-TV acquired the license for KVNV in Las Vegas. The station went on air as Intelliweather 3 with weather and a news ticker. In October 2009, KVNV became an affiliate of My Family TV. In 2012, local programming was added, including public affairs and children’s programs.
PMCM-TV also purchased KJWY in June of 2009 and was licensed in Jackson, Wyoming. It was the lowest powered full service analog station (178 watts) in the United States and tied for first for the lowest powered full-service analog station in North America. After several months off air, broadcasting resumed in August as a This TV affiliate. In 2012, the station became an affiliate of Memorable Entertainment Television (Me-TV.) In March of 2013, the call letters were changed to KJWP.
In the meantime, the onset of the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005 resulted in a lack of a full power television station in both New Jersey and Delaware in 2009 as there were no VHF stations in those states. To fill that void, soon after its purchase of the television stations, PMCM-TV sought to relocate KVNV from Las Vegas to Monmouth County, New Jersey, and KJWY from Jackson, Wyoming to Wilmington, Delaware. The request was denied the by the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) in December of 2009. However, due to a loophole that allows VHF stations to move to states with no FCC-licensed commercial VHF stations, the denial was reversed by the U.S Federal Court of Appeals in December of 2012, leaving PMCM-TV free to pursue its goal of providing the residents of those states with the television stations to which they are entitled. KVNV applied for a permit to move to Middletown, New Jersey and KJWY from Jackson, Wyoming to Wilmington, Delaware.
On February 27, 2014, KJWP launched in its new market of Philadelphia and became the Delaware Valley’s MeTV affiliate. As a result of the station’s new market, the station’s power increased as well. The transmitter is located in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.
In early 2014, in anticipation of the move of KVNV, MeTV announced that following the move, KVNV would become its’ NYC affiliate. In September of 2014, in order to prepare for the switch, KVNV conducted tests on RF channel 3 and virtual channel 3-10. WJLP-DT went on air in New York on October 1st 2014, and two days later, on October 3rd 2014, the call letters were changed to WJLP. As a result, WJLP is able to serve not only the residents of New Jersey who were being underserved, but the entire New York Market as well. It has a 7000 watt transmitter ar 4 Times Square in Manhattan.
Both WJLP and KJWP are affiliates of Memorable Entertainment Television (Me-TV), which features a wide range of programming. Me-TV offers a full lineup of classic television shows like, Gilligan’s Island, Star Trek, Perry Mason, M*A*S*H, The Brady Bunch and Hawaii Five-O. WJLP also provides original local programming such as Jersey Matters, Another Thing with Larry Mendte and daily news breaks in conjunction with Asbury Park Press and other Gannett owned newspapers. In addition to Me-TV on the primary channel WJLP 33.1, WJLP carries Laff TV on 33.2, Grit TV on 33.3, and Escape TV on 3.4 as well as a marine weather channel on .10.
KJWP-DT local programming includes The Delaware Way, Another Thing with Larry Mendte, and daily news updates in conjunction with The News Journal and other Gannett owned newspapers. In addition to Me-TV on 2.1, KJWP carries Grit TV on 2.2, Escape TV on 2.3 and Justice Network on 2.4.
PMCM-TV is the sister company of Press Communications, LLC, which currently owns and operates six radio stations in New Jersey, including Rockin’ Country Thunder 106, Adult Contemporary Fun107.1, Top 40 B98.5 and Oldies 1410. The company’s broadcasting roots date back to 1947, when it became the first broadcaster to put an FM station on the air in New Jersey. Over the years, Press Communications, LLC, has owned and operated multiple television and radio stations in the New York, Philadelphia and Orlando FL markets.
Shows and stories Produced by PMCM TV have been nominated for the following awards:
2015 Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards
Another Thing with Larry Mendte:
Outstanding Writer – News/Commentary/ Short Form – WINNER
Outstanding Politics/Government – News Single Story or Series – Nominated
New Jersey Broadcasters Association Best of The Best 2014
Another Thing with Larry Mendte:
Best Public Affairs (Documentary or Editorial) – Won 1st Place
Best News (Breaking or Investigative Reporting) – Won 1st Place
2015 Pennsylvania Press Club Communications Contest
The Delaware Way: Interview, Television – Won 1st Place
Another Thing with Larry Mendte: Talk Show, Television – Won 1st Place
Delaware Press Accociation 2014 Awards
Prepared Report (News, features, sports, or opinion) Television – 3rd Place