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WMUK finalizes purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM

Oct 29, 2021
Image of analog radio dial sitting on 89 FM
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Western Michigan University has finalized its purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM, on behalf of WMUK 102.1 FM.  WMU acquired the station from Kalamazoo Public Schools, after approval was granted by the governing boards of both bodies.  The total purchase is valued at $186,000, including a three-year tower lease agreement. WMUK has been operating WKDS since December 2019, branded as Classical WMUK. 

WMUK 102.1 FM is excited to expand our national and international news programs during the Monday – Thursday schedule starting Monday, January 7, 2019. The goal of this change is to offer local news and information at more convenient listening times throughout our national and global news broadcasts. 

WMUK's locally-produced arts and culture program, Arts & More, will end after April 27th. Our local show on books and writers, Between the Lines, will move to the 7:50 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. slots on Fridays. 

WMUK at the awards ceremony in Lansing. From left to right: Keith Hall, General Manager Stephen Williams, Assistant News Director Gordon Evans, and Engineer Martin Klemm
Keith Hall

WMUK received two Broadcast Excellence Awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for 2016.

A photo from the Kalamazoo Gazette on April 18, 1994. Kids from Battle Creek Public Schools were invited to watch a taping of Alma Latina.
Phil Mitchell, Kalamazoo Gazette

Not many all-volunteer programs last 40 years, but WMUK’s Alma Latina is one of them. The station’s Latin music program is coming up on its 40th birthday. Alma Latina was one of the first Spanish-language programs in the area - and one of the few to survive this long. 


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