Public Affairs Information

Public Affairs Programming

New Jersey Now features the political, social, educational, economic and cultural issues that impact the Garden State and its many diverse communities. It airs on Sundays at 12 pm. To suggest a topic for "New Jersey Now", contact Producer Joe Silvestri at (201) 330-2128, or email him at

Department of Public Affairs

  • Works hand-in-hand with nonprofit groups and supports campaigns, including breast and ovarian cancer, children's issues, abuse, intolerance, ethnic contributions, drunk driving, AIDS, culture and the arts.
  • Maintains public files for FCC compliance, tracking news and public affairs stories and programs.
  • Provides “Chasing News” with information about community activities.
  • Sponsors direct campaigns such as book, canned food, coat and toy drives.
  • Develops educational campaigns.
  • Participates in the Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, which gives selected students access to the field of communications.
  • Helps nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies publicize their services by providing free public service airtime.

Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Tape format: Beta SP

Electronic Format: HD / 720p / 59.94 Frame rate (can be sent to

Tape length: 15, 20 or 30 seconds

Documentation needed for screening: IRS form 501(c)(3), supporting material outlining PSAs objectives and brochure and/or accurate background information on the organization. A tax exemption certificate is unacceptable.

PSAs making direct appeals for financial contributions are not accepted.

Localized PSAs are preferred.

Time-specific PSAs must be sent at least two months in advance.

PSAs must be well-produced with a clear, concise message, including the organization's name or logo and the organization's telephone number or a resource telephone number.

Announcements are screened on a first-come, first-served basis. There are no guarantees that a spot will air. Approved spots are placed in our inventory for future rotation. It takes six to eight weeks to screen a PSA.

Please send all materials to:
Joe Silvestri
My9, Public Affairs
205 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10021

Call (201) 330-2128 for more information

Public File Viewing Hours: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday

If you are disabled and need help accessing our public file, please contact:

Joe Silvestri
My9, Public Affairs
205 East 67th Street, New York, NY 10021

or call (212) 452-3983 for more information.