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Wuom

WUOM
City of license Ann Arbor, Michigan
Broadcast area Ann Arbor, Lansing, parts of Detroit, Michigan
Branding Michigan Radio
Slogan Your NPR News Station
Frequency 91.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1948
Format Public radio: News/talk
Power 93,000 watts
HAAT 237 meters (778 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 66319
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning University Of Michigan
Affiliations Michigan Radio
NPR
PRI
APM
Owner University of Michigan
Webcast Listen Live
Website .org.michiganradiowww

WUOM (91.7 FM) is a non-commercial radio station in Ann Arbor, Michigan, licensed to the University of Michigan. The station is known as Michigan Radio: Your NPR News Station, and currently airs news and talk programming.

WUOM broadcasts in the HD Radio format.[1]

History

The University of Michigan applied to the FCC on September 11, 1944 for a station at 43.1 FM (part of a band of frequencies used for testing of Frequency Modulation) with a power of 50,000 watts. At the time an assignment on the new FM band was seen as a significant disadvantage.

The FCC granted a license for WUOM (for University Of Michigan) at 91.7 in the brand new FM band; the station went on the air in 1948. WUOM's signal covers most of Southeastern Michigan, including Metro Detroit (where the station has somewhat high ratings for an out-of-market NPR station, and listeners in the western half of the Detroit area can get a stable lock on their HD signal), and parts of extreme Southwestern Ontario. The station provides 24-hour NPR news service to the state capital, since WKAR-AM must sign off at sundown and WKAR-FM airs the Classical 24 network from 7 pm to 5 am weeknights with minimal, if any, interruptions for news.

References

  1. ^ http://www.hdradio.com/stations

External links

  • Official website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WUOM
  • Radio-Locator information on WUOM
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WUOM
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