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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.

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How does Public Radio 90 help you get through the COVID-19 pandemic?

  • Are you staying informed with local and national news from NPR?
  • Are you taking solace in beautiful music from the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra?
  • Are you hearing entertaining programs like Wait Wait Don't Tell Me and A Way With Words?
  • Are you enjoying hearing soothing voices from hosts like Nicole Walton and Hans Ahlstrom?

Whatever your reason for listening to Public Radio 90, we want to hear from you!

Nicole Walsh / Public Radio 90

 We regret to say the Jitterbug Jive Swing Dance has been cancelled due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of  the coronavirus.  We do hope to reschedule the dance in the near future.


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This is a copy of Public Radio 90 WNMU-FM's Recording Release form.  If you are inquiring about a musical recording feature on Public Radio 90, please fill out this form and email to Kurt Hauswirth.

(Right Click to Download / Print)

Public Radio 90 will be off the air for a few hours Friday as back-up power sources are installed at our main transmitter site.  The transmitter will be shut down at 10:00 a.m. and should be back on by 2:00 p.m.  

The outage will affect listeners who use conventional FM radios. But listeners can still tune in to Charter Cable channel 20, listen online at, and access Public Radio apps on their mobile phones.

The new equipment will ensure Public Radio 90’s over-the-air broadcast is more dependable. 

MARQUETTE, MI--   WNMU Public Broadcasting is taking a direct hit as a result of sequestration. 

At a forum Tuesday, university officials said $36,999 in federal funding is being cut to Public TV 13, while Public Radio 90 will see a $7,391 reduction, for a total of $44,390 in cuts. 

Vice President for Finance and Administration Gavin Leach outlined other effects of sequestration at NMU, including a $40,000 cut this fall to Student Support Services, Upward Bound math and science programs, and the McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. 

A History of Public Radio 90

Feb 28, 2013