Joe Battaglia

Renaissance Communications

Joe Battaglia is the founder and President of Renaissance Communications.


Joe Battaglia is the founder and President of Renaissance Communications, a media company specializing in production/syndication of radio programming, media consulting and creative promotions.

Prior to forming Renaissance in 1992, Joe was vice-president of Communicom Corp. of America, the then 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 from 1982-1990.

From 1979-1995, Joe was a partner in Living Communications, parent company of WLIX, Long Island and WLVX, Hartford, CT.

Highly active in the Christian music industry, Joe served on the board of the Gospel Music Association (GMA) for 19 years, was chairman of the National Christian Radio Association (NCRA) for 14 years, and sits on the boards of the Walter Hoving Home and Ron Hutchcraft Ministries.

Joe attended Boston University, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism in 1972. Joe put his background to quick use by starting the first Christian publication in New York metro market in 1973, Alternatives Magazine.

In 1991, Joe penned his first book, A New Suit for Lazarus, published by Thomas Nelson, Nashville, TN.