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WUOM, 91.7 FM first signed on the air in July, 1948. One of the first educational institutions in the country to apply for an FM license, the station went on the air on July 5, and has been in continuous operation ever since. At the time, FM radio was extremely new. It was estimated that there were only about fifty FM stations, and only eight other educational FM stations, in operation across the country... with approximately 500,000 FM receiving sets in use in the entire United States.With a full time staff of five people, including Director of Broadcasting Waldo Abbott, the station began broadcasting from temporary studios in Angell Hall on the University of Michigan campus. Students used the space for classes from 8:00am until 2:00pm, and WUOM then went on the air from 2:30pm until 8:00pm. The station was off the air most Saturdays and broadcast for only two hours on Sundays.Much has changed since then. Michigan Radio now consists of three stations (WUOM – 91.7 FM, WVGR – 104.1 FM, and WFUM – 91.1 FM), and broadcasts public radio news and information programming 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to an audience of approximately 500,000 listeners across southern Michigan. Even so, Michigan Radio still fulfills the original purpose of the University's broadcasting service, to provide "... stimuli for a broader knowledge, fuller understanding, and deeper appreciation of the humanities, of the sciences, and of social, economic and civic problems".We hope you'll enjoy this look at 60 years of public radio at the University of Michigan. View the history of Michigan Radio on Wikipedia

Michigan Radio expands service to Port Huron on 91.3 FM, WRSX

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Michigan Radio can now be heard in the Port Huron region on 91.3 FM, WRSX.

In a unique partnership with the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), which completed its acquisition of WRSX in July 2018, Michigan Radio is the exclusive provider of public radio programming for the Port Huron station, with a 24/7/365 simulcast originating from WUOM studios in Ann Arbor.

The sign on of the 91.3 FM signal with the new call sign WRSX began at noon today, Tuesday, September 4, 2018, with the launch of Michigan Radio as the primary programming source, providing NPR news and information and Michigan Radio’s roster of local, statewide journalism content, led by “Stateside,” the station's daily news program. In addition, local newscasts throughout the day are being broadcast live from the state’s largest public radio news staff.

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