About WJFF: Radio Catskill

Rural, educational, non-commercial radio station WJFF started broadcasting in 1990 in Jeffersonville, NY, two hours north of New York City. The station serves the Sullivan County Catskills area of upstate NY and the Delaware River valley northeastern PA. WJFF provides a forum for the many diverse communities within its listening area, preserving and transmitting their cultural heritage while also connecting them to the wider world of news and information.

The Show

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The Production Team

The Janus Adams Show is a Janus Adams LLC production. All rights reserved.

​​Janus Adams
Host & Co-Executive Producer

WATCH Janus speaks about the show, its' name and hers.

Emmy Award-winning journalist, historian, and publisher, Dr. Janus Adams is the author of eleven books.  An entrepreneur, she is the founder of BackPax, a children’s publishing company; and Harambee, the first national book club for African American literature and culture, which changed the publishing landscape for authors and audiences.

NPR’s first National Arts Correspondent, a news commentator and pioneer of issue-oriented Black and women’s programming, she has hosted her own radio and television talk shows for more than ten years.


Matt Mixon 
Co-Executive Producer

President of the Mixon Media Group, Matthew L. Mixon has over 45 years of media experience in television production, broadcast network management, and affiliate development: Director of Programming (Post-Newsweek Television Stations); Director of Sales (Clear Channel Television); Director of Affiliate Relations (CBS Television Network); Vice President, U.S. Syndication (Passport Entertainment and Allied Media Partners); launch team executive (Soul of The South Television).  Throughout his career Matt’s programs have won multiple national and regional Emmy Awards.
As Americans, we've long promised ourselves an honest conversation on race.  "JANUS ADAMS," the new weekly public radio show and podcast, is that conversation -- with a difference.  

It's not about answers; 
it's about questions. 

In these times when, as Nobel laureate William Faulkner wrote, “The past is not dead and gone; it is not even past” . . . 
JANUS ADAMS is a show about race – every race – and courage.

What is this thing called race?
Why does it so define and dominate us – whether we are aware of it or not?
What does race add to our understanding of the world and what does it take away? 
Can we please talk about something else?


JANUS ADAMS talks about what really matters in all over lives: our journeys to 'History, Heritage, Hope, and Home.'TM 

Dr. Janus Adams -- Emmy Award-winning journalist, former NPR National Arts Correspondent and commentator, bestselling author -- is host and co-executive producer.

Matt Mixon -- Emmy Award-winning producer; former Director of Programming, Sales, and Affiliate Relations for Post-Newsweek, Clear Channel, and CBS -- is co-producer.  

In interviews and audio journeys across deep demographic minefields, JANUS ADAMS brings listeners the voices of public figures we want to know better and everyday people from whom we hear too little. JANUS ADAMS mines for the new ideas, varied perspectives -- sometimes difficult and disturbing; always thoughtful and reasoned --we simply need to hear.

Engage the past, enrich the present, as JANUS ADAMS takes us on a journey from history to healing . . .  and beyond.​

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​​​Available to public radio stations nationwide: 

Premiered: October 1, 2016  

On-air and live stream: Saturdays at 4:00 pm.

Program length: 1 hour

Produced at: WJFF-FM 

Distributed by: (the Public Radio Exchange, PRX)

Podcasts available to global audiences via SoundCloud  

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Jason Dole
Program Director, WJFF

A writer, photographer, performer, and radio producer, Jason Dole has been making community-oriented media for more than 16 years. At WJFF, he founded the Youth Radio Project in 2002 and began serving as Program Director in 2014.