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WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

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WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

Post by MWmetalhead » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:07 am

Looks like SW Michigan will soon have another option for NPR / PRI programming on nearly a 24/7 basis.

102.1 WMUK is offloading most if not all of its classical, opera and bluegrass programming to tiny 89.9 WKDS as well as its own HD2 station. Jazz music during overnights will remain on the primary WMUK signal.

The rest of the time, the primary WMUK signal will feature mostly national talk shows. This will position the station closer to Michigan Radio (104.1 WVGR) formatically.

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/1825 ... e-on-wkds/


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Re: WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

Post by Michigan Media » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:15 pm

WMUK has very detailed write-up about the changes on their website: https://www.wmuk.org/2020.

They did not go into detail about the ownership status of the 89.9 frequency. From what I can find online, 89.9 is still owned by Kalamazoo Public Schools.

For those of you not in the Kalamazoo area, the classical format is now airing on 89.9.



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Re: WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

Post by zackeast » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:37 pm

I like this change quite a bit, being in the fringe of almost all three signals for NPR in St. Joseph. Every one of them has noise somewhere around town. On the page Michigan Media mentioned above, it's slightly misleading to see that they used the fringe signal pattern to show that 102.1 would stretch as far as Elkhart, IN and over to St. Joe. Compare with the radio locator map... https://radio-locator.com/cgi-bin/pat?c ... service=FM



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Re: WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

Post by Michigan Media » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:43 pm

Kalamazoo Public Schools approves sale of radio station to WMUK:

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/20 ... -wmuk.html



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Re: WMUK finally responds to sluggish ratings; major programming changes underway!

Post by 48125er » Fri May 01, 2020 12:45 am

Sounds like a mix of WDET and WRCJ.



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