WHO WE ARE
WMUK-FM is a member-supported public radio service of Western Michigan University (WMU).
WMUK 102.1 FM is the NPR news station for West Michigan and Northern Indiana. Broadcasting at 50,000 watts, this station also provides award-winning local news and culture coverage – as well as national and international programming.
Classical WMUK broadcasts on 89.9 FM in Kalamazoo and Portage, Michigan, and is simulcast on the HD-2 signal of 102.1 FM.
WMUK is a charter member of NPR, and also offers programming from the BBC World Service, American Public Media (APM) and Public Radio International (PRI).
TRANSPARENCY & OPEN RECORDS OVERVIEW
Per the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) rules for Community Service Grant recipients, WMUK offers the public the opportunity to better understand our governance, financial accountability, employment data, and ongoing goals for diversity. This information is outlined in the sections below.
You will also find on this page links to our online public file and Equal Employment Opportunity Reports, as required by the FCC.
FCC PUBLIC FILE AT WMUK
The FCC Public File for WMUK 102.1 FM is now available online. WMUK's General Manager, Stephen Williams, can assist you with any public file questions or concerns you may have (see 'Station Management Contact Info' section of Open Records for further contact information).
WMUK 102.1 FM is licensed to the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees (BOT). The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Western Michigan University. There are eight members of the board, who are appointed by the governor to eight (8) year terms. The current WMU Board of Trustees members are listed below:
- Lynn L. Chen-Zhang, Chair
- William D. Johnston, Vice chair
- Shelly Edgerton
- Ron Kitchens
- Shani J. Penn
- Jeffrey A. Rinvelt
- Kurtis Trevan
- Alan Turfe
The Board of Trustees meets regularly in open, public meetings, and also approves the budget for WMU. Most board meetings are generally held on the WMU campus or via public livestream, and all open BOT meetings begin at 11 am unless otherwise noted.
A schedule of board formal sessions may be obtained from the office of the Secretary to the Board. Minutes will be posted as they become available.
A full listening of all WMU Board of Trustees scheduled open meetings, including dates, times and locations – as well as additional board information, is located below:
- Board of Trustees Formal Session Dates for the 2021 Calendar Year
- Board of Trustees Members
- Board of Trustees Bylaws & Meetings Policies
- Board of Trustees Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Minutes for any BOT session specifically addressing station-related matters are also available for inspection, upon appointment, at WMUK’s main administrative office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) in Friedmann Hall, on the WMU campus.
FRIENDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The WMUK Friends Advisory Committee advises the station on matters related to content creation, fundraising, marketing, delivery systems, assists in an advocacy role for WMUK and in connecting the station with audiences and resources within the community.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Western Michigan University, WMUK's licensee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, in order to strengthen the diversity of our workforce.
WMUK provides notice of full-time employment openings as they occur to organizations within the community requesting them. If your organization wishes to be placed on our list of community groups to be notified you may make your request by e-mail to email@example.com or through a written request to WMUK-FM, Employment Opportunities, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351.
Below you will find the Equal Employment Opportunity report filed by WMUK 102.1 FM, and made accessible to the public, as required by FCC rules and regulations.
WMUK 102.1 FM seeks a diverse workforce and governing body, and is committed to ensuring that its workforce and Friends Advisory Committee reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves.
Specifically, WMUK strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach their full potential within the organization. This includes cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences.
The Station’s formal diversity statement for the most recent fiscal years can be found below:
- WMUK-FM Diversity Statement for 2021-2022
- WMUK-FM Diversity Statement for 2020-2021
- WMUK-FM Diversity Statement for 2019-2020
OPEN FINANCIAL RECORDS
WMUK 102.1 FM provides members of the public with the opportunity to view its most recent audited financial statements and annual financial report to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
In FY2020, WMUK’s funding principally derived from support from Western Michigan University, listener support, business underwriting and other related revenue, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Expenditures were primarily concentrated in programming and production, as well as fundraising and broadcasting. (Note: Expenditure categories include related salaries and other wages.)
CPB STATION ACTIVITIES SURVEY
WMUK-FM files on an annual basis its Station Activities Survey (SAS) with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The SAS is designed to compile information from public broadcasting stations regarding their operations, so that the Corporation “can advocate the interests of public broadcasting to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the American public; help stations and other public broadcasting organizations with planning and evaluation; study and anticipate industry-wide trends; and monitor the results of stations’ equal employment opportunities.”
WMUK posts its annual report as contained in our Station Activity Survey (SAS) on its content and services that serve local needs and an analysis about the reach and impact of the local services in the community.
STATION MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO
WMUK 102.1 FM is administratively located under the WMU Provost’s Office. The General Manager is responsible for station operations and management of WMUK. You may contact WMUK’s senior management:
- Stephen Williams, General Manager, 269.387.5719
- Gordon Evans, Dir. of Content Operations & Audience Development, 269-387-5725
- Martin Klemm, Chief Engineer, 269-.387.3169
- Kim Willis, Development Director, 269.387.5780
Additional contact information, including email addresses, may be found at our Contact Us page.
WMUK provides members of the public with the opportunity to view the annual financial reports filed with CPB, annual audited statements filed with CPB, and other related documents on this website (see above sections).
Visitors may additionally request the opportunity to review any CPB-related public document, with prior appointment, at the main studio location:
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351
Photocopies may be requested by members of the public at a reasonable cost to be determined by the Station. However, the Station will not disclose nor release any personal, confidential or financial information, other than that mandated by law or other regulations.