WUOM

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WUOM
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City of license Ann Arbor, Michigan
Branding Michigan Radio
Slogan Your NPR News Station
Frequency 91.7 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date 1948
Format Public radio: News/talk
Power 93,000 watts
HAAT 237 meters (778 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 66319
Transmitter coordinates 42°24′27″N 83°54′50″W / 42.40750°N 83.91389°W / 42.40750; -83.91389
Callsign meaning University Of Michigan
Affiliations Michigan Radio
NPR
PRI
APM
Owner University of Michigan
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.michiganradio.org

WUOM (91.7 FM) is a non-commercial radio station in Ann Arbor, Michigan, licensed to the University of Michigan. The station is known as Michigan Radio: Your NPR News Station, and currently airs news and talk programming.

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The University of Michigan applied to the FCC on September 11, 1944 for a station at 43.1 FM (part of a band of frequencies used for testing of Frequency Modulation) with a power of 50,000 watts. At the time an assignment on the new FM band was seen as a significant disadvantage.

The FCC granted a license for WUOM (for University Of Michigan) at 91.7 in the brand new FM band; the station went on the air in 1948. WUOM's signal covers most of southeastern Michigan and Parts Of Southwestern Ontario The station provides 24-hour NPR news service to the state capital, since WKAR-AM must sign off at sundown and WKAR-FM airs the Classical 24 network from 7 pm to 5 am weeknights with minimal, if any, interruptions for news.

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