Prior to forming Renaissance Communications in 1992, Joe Battaglia was vice-president of Communicom Corp. of America, parent company of WWDJ/New York, WZZD/Philadelphia and KSLT/San Antonio. He was with Communicom for over 18 years, eight as General Manager of WWDJ, the company’s flagship station.
Highly active in the religious broadcasting and Christian music industries, Joe was on the board of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) for 19 years, the Eastern Chapter of the National Religious Broadcasters for 10 years, and served 14 years as the chairman of the National Christian Radio Seminar (NCRS). Also, Joe served 5 years on the Christian Music Trade Association Board and continues to serve on the board of the Walter Hoving Home.
Joe attended Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1972. He put his background to quick use by starting Alternatives, the first Christian publication for the New York metro market, in 1973. Additionally, Joe is the author of A New Suit for Lazarus, published by Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN.
Whenever he alights from his frequent travels, Joe lives in Wyckoff, NJ, with his wife LuAnn and their daughter, Alanna.