About Us

WMUK is owned and operated by Western Michigan University and broadcasts at an effective radiated power of 50,000 watts at 102.1 FM. We are a non-profit public radio station and charter member of National Public Radio (NPR) . We are also affiliates of American Public Media (APM) and Public Radio International (PRI).

The majority of our funding comes from Western Michigan University and listener support. Additional funds are provided by local underwriters and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

Western Michigan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Governing Board: Western Michigan University Board of Trustees

James Hettinger, Chair
Kenneth Miller, Vice-chair
Mary Asmonga-Knapp
Jeff Rinvelt
James Bolger
Dana Debel
Ron Hall
William “Bill” Johnston

There are eight members of the board appointed by the governor to eight-year terms. A schedule of board formal sessions may be obtained from the office of the secretary to the board.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Western Michigan University. It derives its powers from the Constitution of the State of Michigan (1963, Article VIII, Sec. 6), Enrolled House Bill No. 54 (72nd Legislature, Second Extra Session of 1963), and Enrolled Senate Bill No. 30 (75th Legislature, 1969).

Most board meetings are held on the WMU campus at the Bernhard Center. Minutes will be posted as they become available. They can also be found at http://www.wmich.edu/trustees along with agendas and meeting dates. These minutes are also available for inspection at the offices of WMUK, Friedmann Hall, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Times and locations for BOT meetings will be posted on the WMUK website.

The policy of the WMU Board of Trustees regarding open meetings is outlined in their bylaws at the following link: http://www.wmich.edu/trustees/bylaws

These are the current formal session dates scheduled for the Board of Trustees:    

October 6

December 8  

Formal sessions of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees are open to the public.                                                 

WMUK Financial Information:

Copies of the Audited Financial Statements from the previous year are posted here each year in Mid-January.

A copy of WMUK’s most recent Audited Financial Statement may be obtained by writing to Gordon Bolar, General Manager, WMUK; Western Michigan University; Friedmann Hall: Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351, or by requesting a copy via e-mail to gordon.bolar (at) wmich.edu    

WMUK is not required to file an IRS Form 990.

WMUK has no employees who meet the IRS definition of “highly compensated employees” in Form 990.

WMUK has no contractors who meet the definition of “highly compensated” or are paid over $100,000.   

Content and Services:

By mid February of each year, WMUK will post its annual report on its content and services that serve local needs and an analysis about the reach and impact of the local services in the community.