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WMU Trustees' Vote Brings WMUK Closer To Buying A Second Signal

The picture shows a mixing board, speaker, turntable, headphones and other equipment on tables in a studio
Martin Klemm

WMUK is alreadyrunning a classical music service on WKDS 89.9 FM. Today it is one step closer to owning the station, after a vote by WMUK's license holder, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The Trustees approved a $191,000 plan for WMUK to buy 89.9 FM from the Kalamazoo Public Schools. WMUK still needs approval from the KPS Board of Education, which is expected to vote next week.

The deal includes a cash payment to KPS as well as leasing fees, a studio refit at the school district and underwriting trade for KPS.

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. She covered those topics and more in eight years of reporting for the Station, before becoming news director in 2022.
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