Michigan Radio makes a series of documents accessible to the public as part of its responsibility to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which supports the station through annual Community Service Grants (CSGs), and to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Documents available for public review (below) include a list of station senior/executive management, a list of the board of directors and a schedule of the board’s open meetings, complete annual financial statements, a diversity statement, and a local content and service report.
Michigan Radio’s Executive Director/General Manager Stephen Schram is responsible for oversight and management of the station. Day-to-day operations are further managed by a team of senior managers, as listed below. The senior/executive management team can be reached by calling Michigan Radio’s main number, 734-764-9210, or by emailing them directly.
Stephen Schram, Executive Director/General Manager, schram[at]umich.edu
Zoe Clark, Program Director, zoeclark[at]umich.edu
Vincent Duffy, News Director, vduffy[at]umich.edu
Larry Jonas, Director of Development, ljonas[at]umich.edu
Kathy Agosta, Director of Corporate Support, kagosta[at]umich.edu
Steve Chrypinski, Marketing Director, steveski[at]umich.edu
Bob Skon, Chief Engineer, bobskon[at]umich.edu
The executive director/general manager reports to Kallie Bila Michels, vice president for communications, who can be contacted at: kallie[at]umich.edu and/or 734-763-5800.
Governing Board Members
Michigan Radio (WUOM/WFUM/WVGR) is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to the Regents of the University of Michigan, which is governed by an eight member Board of Regents elected at-large in biennial state elections. A list of the Regents, effective January 1, 2019 – January 1, 2021, can be found below. Michigan Radio does not have a separate Community Advisory Board.
Jordan B. Acker, Huntington Woods
Michael J. Behm, Grand Blanc
Mark J. Bernstein, Ann Arbor
Paul W. Brown, Ann Arbor
Shauna Ryder Diggs, Grosse Pointe
Denise Illitch, Bingham Farms
Ron Weiser, Ann Arbor
Katherine E. White, Ann Arbor
Mark S. Schlissel (ex officio)
Open Board Meetings
The University of Michigan Board of Regents’ 2019 meetings are scheduled to take place at the Richard L. Postma Family Clubhouse (500 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104), except as indicated, on the following dates: February 21, March 28, May 16 (Dearborn), June 20, July 18, September 19, October 17 (UM-Flint), and December 5. All formal sessions of the board are open to the public, and the meeting schedule and agenda are published on the Board of Regents website the week of the meeting.
If, on the rare occasion, a board meeting is closed to the public in order to discuss sensitive or confidential information related to its public broadcasting station, Michigan Radio will post a notice on this webpage within a reasonable time following the closed meeting.
Michigan Radio is listener-supported journalism. Check out the station's latest annual report to learn how the support of contributing members makes a difference.
Michigan Radio undergoes an annual financial audit and makes its audited statements available to the public on this webpage. The station’s audited financial statements for the past three years are listed below in addition to the Annual Financial Reports (AFRs) prepared for the CPB.
FCC Public Files
For decades, the public file for each broadcast station has been kept at the station’s main studio in paper or electronic form and made available during normal business hours. The FCC has now changed its rules to require almost all of this public file information to be posted online at a website hosted by the FCC. As a result, members of the public will be able to find information regarding individual stations, and other communication entities, more easily and at any time convenient to them. To directly access the public file information for each of Michigan Radio’s three broadcast licenses, use the links below:
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires Michigan Radio to document that it has satisfied EEO requirements during each FCC license term. The station accomplishes this in the form of an annual EEO public file that details the filling of job vacancies. Michigan Radio filed for a FCC license renewal in September 2012 and will do so again in 2020. The report for the current license period is as follows:
Michigan Radio is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at Michigan Radio, please contact Cindy Payne, Human Resources Administrator, at cmpayne[at]umich.edu or by calling the station’s main number, 734-764-9210.
Diversity Statement 2019
As a unit of the University of Michigan, Michigan Radio is strongly committed to a policy of non-discrimination. One of the station’s current strategic goals is to be more reflective of Michigan’s people and to better relate to more diverse audiences. As such, the station is striving to increase cultural, racial, and gender diversity among its staff through broad recruitment efforts, professional development opportunities, and the expansion of its paid internship program. The station is also working to elevate the voices of underrepresented groups in its news coverage by developing a database of minority news sources. And, finally, Michigan Radio is being thoughtful and intentional about producing local content and holding in-person events that increase cross-group understanding and strengthen conversational ties between diverse communities.
Local Content and Service Report
Each year Michigan Radio completes a Local Content and Service Report on various station activities, such as programming and community impact, to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The completion of this report helps the station comply with the Communications Act and to be eligible to receive CPB Community Service Grants.
Michigan Radio holds itself to the highest standards of journalism in order to provide listeners with the most valuable, honest, and relevant news. Truth, fairness, trust, and accountability are at the core of Michigan Radio’s obligation to uphold journalistic integrity. The station adheres to its own Editorial Integrity document as well as the code of ethics designed by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The RTDNA Code of Ethics outlines the most important tenets all professional electronic journalists should follow. Michigan Radio has also adopted ethics codes and statements of the following: Public Media Code of Integrity, Society of Professional Journalists, and Public Radio News Directors Inc.
Last updated: February 2019