The Rat Rocks the Fireworks at Long Branch’s Oceanfest!

Posted on July 2, 2013 By

For the third year in a row, the WRAT 95.9, a Greater Media radio station, will be providing the radio simulcast to the July 4th fireworks at Oceanfest, Long Branch, north of Pier Village. During the fireworks, for about 26 minutes, the WRAT will break its usual format to play a medley of Americana songs, old and new, providing a soundtrack for the fireworks, which are scheduled to begin at sundown or just after 9:00 p.m..

Oceanfest, which started in 1990, begins on July 4th at 10:00 a.m. with a festival-like atmosphere, including crafters, food vendors, activities for kids, live music, and entertainment all day long with the WRAT broadcasting live from the event. Circle Hyundai of Shrewsbury is sponsoring this event with the WRAT.

Doug Sjonvall, marketing director for Greater Media New Jersey, said, “For any other fireworks displays, feel free to tune into 95.9 to serve as your own fireworks soundtrack as well.”

For more information contact Sjonvall at or 732-681-3800 Ext. 206.

WRAT-FM and MAGIC 100.1 are radio stations of Greater Media, Inc. Greater Media, Inc. is the parent company of twenty-three AM and FM radio stations in the Boston, Detroit, Charlotte, New Jersey, and Philadelphia markets. Greater Media also owns a group of weekly newspapers in central New Jersey and several telecommunications towers, located throughout the United States.