Stephen Williams

General Manager

Stephen Williams replaces WMUK's retiring general manager Gordon Bolar starting July 1st. Since 2011, Williams has served as the general manager for WESM, a public radio station in Princess Anne, Maryland. The station is in collaboration with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Much like WMUK, WESM has a mix of news and music programming. 

Before he became WESM's interim general manager and later general manager proper, he served as the station's news director and morning host for four years. Williams also has experience teaching English as part of the Peace Corps in the Republic of Cameroon.

Over his career, he has received two awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) - for Oustanding Public Affairs Program or Series in 2008 and Outstanding Feature/Human Interest Story in 2009.

Email: Stephen.a.williams (at)

Phone: (269) 387-5719

Greetings Friends,

As a recent transplant to Michigan, I've so far been enjoying the friendly hospitality of the area and (up until now) balmy temperatures. But I experienced my first Michigan snow this past weekend. And this particular morning, I got my first real taste of a Michigan winter as I walked into my office from our parking lot. It was a bone-chilling 25 degrees outside! Far colder than anything I'm accustomed to around this time of year.

Protesters at WMU's flagpoles
Stephen Williams/WMUK

About 50 students gathered Thursday afternoon at Western Michigan University to protest the election of Donald Trump as president.