WMUK Open Records

WHO WE ARE

WMUK 102.1 FM is a member-supported public radio service of Western Michigan University (WMU)

Broadcasting at 50,000 watts, WMUK primarily serves Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana. 

WMUK offers round-the-clock news, music and information, and also features local news and arts coverage – as well as national and international programming. 

The Station is a charter member of NPR, and also offers programming from the BBC World Service, American Public Media (APM) and Public Radio International (PRI). 

Learn more about WMUK and our history, and our staff

TRANSPARENCY & OPEN RECORDS OVERVIEW

Per Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) rules for Community Service Grant recipients, WMUK offers the public the opportunity to better understand our governance, financial accountability, employment data, and ongoing goals for diversity.  This information is outlined in the sections below. 

You will also find on this page our Equal Employment Opportunity Reports, as required by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 


GOVERNANCE

WMUK 102.1 FM is licensed to the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees (BOT).  The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Western Michigan University.  There are eight members of the board, who are appointed by the governor to eight (8) year terms.  The current WMU Board of Trustees members are listed below: 

  • Jeffrey Rinvelt, Chair
  • James Bolger, Vice-chair
  • Dana Debel
  • William “Bill” Johnston
  • Ron Kitchens
  • Kenneth Miller
  • Shani J. Penn
  • William F. Pickard

The Board of Trustees meets regularly in open, public meetings, and also approves the budget for WMU.  Most board meetings are held on the WMU campus at the Bernhard Center, and all BOT meetings begin at 11 am unless otherwise noted. 

A schedule of board formal sessions may be obtained from the office of the Secretary to the Board.  Minutes will be posted as they become available. 

A full listening of all WMU Board of Trustees scheduled open meetings, including dates, times and locations – as well as additional board information, is located below: 

Minutes for any BOT session specifically addressing station-related matters are also available for inspection at WMUK’s main administrative office during normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm) in Friedmann Hall, on the WMU campus. 

FRIENDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The WMUK Friends Advisory Committee advises the station on matters related to content creation, fundraising, marketing, delivery systems, assists in an advocacy role for WMUK and in connecting the station with audiences and resources within the community. 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

Western Michigan University, WMUK's licensee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and complies with applicable federal and state laws and University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. We encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, in order to strengthen the diversity of our workforce. 

WMUK provides notice of full-time employment openings as they occur to organizations within the community requesting them. If your organization wishes to be placed on our list of community groups to be notified you may make your request by e-mail to employment@wmuk.org or through a written request to WMUK-FM, Employment Opportunities, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351.

Below you will find Equal Employment Opportunity report filed by WMUK 102.1 FM, and made accessible to the public, as required by FCC rules and regulations.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

WMUK 102.1 FM seeks a diverse workforce and governing body, and is committed to ensuring that its workforce and Friends Advisory Committee reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves.  

Specifically, WMUK strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach their full potential within the organization.  This includes cultural and personal differences, as well as life and professional experiences. 

The Station’s formal diversity statement for the most recent fiscal years can be found below: 

OPEN FINANCIAL RECORDS

WMUK 102.1 FM provides members of the public with the opportunity to view its most recent audited financial statements and annual financial report to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). 

In FY2016, WMUK’s funding principally derived from support from Western Michigan University, listener support, business underwriting, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Expenditures were primarily concentrated in programming and production, as well as broadcasting and fundraising.

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CPB STATION ACTIVITIES SURVEY

WMUK 102.1 FM files on an annual basis its Station Activities Survey (SAS) with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The SAS is designed to compile information from public broadcasting stations regarding their operations, so that the Corporation “can advocate the interests of public broadcasting to Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the American public; help stations and other public broadcasting organizations with planning and evaluation; study and anticipate industry-wide trends; and monitor the results of stations’ equal employment opportunities.”

WMUK posts its annual report as contained in our Station Activity Survey (SAS) on its content and services that serve local needs and an analysis about the reach and impact of the local services in the community. 

STATION MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFO

WMUK 102.1 FM is administratively located under the WMU Provost’s Office. The General Manager is responsible for station operations and management of WMUK.  You may contact WMUK’s senior management: 

  • Stephen Williams, WMUK General Manager, 269.387.5719
  • Klayton Woodsworth, WMUK Program Director, 269.387.5725
  • Andrew Robins, WMUK News Director, 269.387.5717
  • Mark Tomlonson, WMUK Chief Engineer, 269.387.5738
  • Martin Klemm, WMUK Senior Radio Engineer, 269-.387.3169
  • Kim Willis, WMUK Development Director, 269.387.5780
  • Anders Dahlberg, WMUK Senior Underwriting Manager, 269-387-5647

Additional contact information, including email addresses, may be found at our Contact Us page.

TRANSPARENCY

WMUK 102.1 FM provides members of the public with the opportunity to view the annual financial reports filed with CPB, annual audited statements filed with CPB, and other related documents on this website (see above sections). 

Visitors may additionally request the opportunity to review any FCC and/or CPB-related public document, with prior appointment, at the main studio location: 

WMUK 102.1 FM
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5351

Photocopies may be requested by members of the public at a reasonable cost to be determined by the Station. However, the Station will not disclose nor release any personal, confidential or financial information, other than that mandated by law or other regulations.