WMUL's sports department covers more Marshall sporting events live than any other media entity. It broadcasts all of Marshall's home college football games, which is a rare opportunity for college radio stations. It also broadcasts Marshall's home soccer, volleyball, basketball (men's and women's), softball and baseball games. The station broadcasts some of Marshall's away football, baseball and softball games, as well as all women's basketball games.
The news department broadcasts newsbriefs at the top of the hour from 12-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. The flagship broadcast, "The 5 p.m. Edition of NewsCenter 88," runs for 30 minutes and covers events happening around Marshall, the Huntington tri-state region, and the rest of the nation. It also includes the five-minute "FM 88 Sports Report" and a minute-long "Metro Huntington Weather Forecast." The station also produces news/talk shows each semester and occasionally produces and airs the "Insight Into Old Main" series, dealing with various parts of the Marshall University administration.
As of summer 2009, the station has won over 900 national and regional awards since 1985, the year faculty manager Dr. Charles G. Bailey began tracking awards. The record number of awards attained in one school year was set in 2005-2006, when the station received 77 national and regional awards.
WMUL has won the most awards through the National Broadcasting Society (NBS) contest, winning 200 awards as of 2007. This contest is open only to individual NBS members and member colleges. Another major contest for the station is the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. The station was won more than 150 awards in that contest as of 2007. The WVAPBA is open to all broadcast media, commercial and non-commercial, that includes West Virginia as part or all of its coverage area.