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Coming January 2021 on Public Radio 90:
A New Saturday Afternoon Lineup Inspired By You! 

We depend on your feedback about the programs you value as well as suggestions for future improvements and changes. In fact, your feedback inspired our new Saturday afternoon program line-up, which rolls out this month.  

Saturdays at 1pm: The Children’s Hour

Marquette Choral Society

Marquette Choral Society and Public Radio 90 invite you to celebrate the season with a fun, safe and festive event: A Sing-Along Messiah!

Choirs are missing singing together due to Covid safety and health concerns, and gatherings are considered unsafe during the pandemic. A solution to these issues is a collaborative, online event, that allows for a safe (online) gathering, and a way to sing and be merry together!

Public Radio 90 was approached by the Marquette Choral Society for this collaboration, and WNMU-FM's Kurt Hauswirth spoke with Sarah Rimkus, Marquette Choral Society's Publicity Chair, and discuss what the event is, how to participate, and what you need:


This Thanksgiving, we have more than ever to be thankful for. Celebrate the season with programs to lift your spirits. You'll hear beautiful music, learn more about the science and history of the holiday, and get the cooking help you need with Turkey Confidential!

The full Thanksgiving holiday special lineup is as follows:

11/25 Wednesday
10am – A Feast for the Ears

Kurt Hauswirth

Our Oktoberfest 2020 fundraiser begins today and money raised will be used to pay for the public radio service you depend on for in-depth news from NPR and our own WNMU newsroom, and music and entertainment programs to soothe your soul and tickle your funny bone.

Oktoberfest 2020 is the first fundraiser of our 2021 fiscal year, and your continued financial support is vital. We cannot do it without you.

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Classiclectic: Soothing and adventurous classical music for the Upper Great Lakes - your classical morning inspiration.

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From Labor Day to Jewish High Holidays, the month of September gives us opportunities to celebrate and reflect. Take some time with Public Radio 90 to tune in for music of Woody Guthrie, work songs in Jazz and Popular Music, reflections on work with author Studs Terkel, along with specials that celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year.

We've teamed up with Beth Millner Jewelry for a handmade fundraiser cloth mask!

All masks are:

  • Screen printed by Repeater Press with graphic design by Beth Millner
  • Sewn by Tina Hayes in Negaunee, Michigan
  • Two layers of 100% cotton fabric
  • Adjustable elastic ear loops, re-tie for adjustability
  • Multiple pleats for a contoured fit
  • Inside pocket for the optional additional removable filter (not included)
  • Replaceable 6" metal nosepiece for a secure fit around the nose
  • Available in Adult Size, one size fits most
  • Limited quantity

To support Public Radio 90 (and keep safe) with a locally designed and made mask, visit

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Public Radio 90 is pleased to highlight special programming, airing between the end of June and the Fourth of July:

*During the week leading up to the Fourth of July, Public Radio 90 will air special programming during the 10pm hour (Michigan Radio's Stateside will be off during the week):

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Public Radio 90 will be off-the-air due to important transmitter maintenance this afternoon. The window of time is estimated at a couple of hours; during this time, we encourage you to continue listening to WNMU-FM online at, or on a smart device on the NPR App.

We appreciate your patience during this critical work; we will update you with further information as it becomes available.

ESCANABA, MI--   Public Radio 90 listeners in the Escanaba and Gladstone areas may notice a better signal these days. 

After more than 25 years in operation the 96.5 translator on Escanaba’s Harbor Tower has become less reliable and the signal has degraded. Thanks to a generous donation from listeners Glendon Brown and Marilyn Kinsey, WNMU-FM has started the process of replacing the translator equipment. The new translator will enhance the signal’s quality and reach and will allow engineers to maintain it remotely.