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City of license Ontonagon, Michigan
Branding Y-101
Slogan "Superior Country!"
Frequency 101.1 MHz
First air date March 31, 1983
Format Country
Power 100,000 watts
HAAT 212 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 58318
Callsign meaning Upper Peninsula's Y-101
Former callsigns WONT (3/21/83-8/17/89)
Owner SNRN Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WIMI, WJMS, WKMJ, WMPL
Webcast [1]
Website wupy101.com

WUPY 101.1 FM (also termed "Y-101") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format in Ontonagon, Michigan, where it is licensed by the FCC. The station is owned by SNRN Broadcasting, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, VA.


WUPY exclusively airs country music formatting including all genere artists dating as far back as the 1930s. The station includes regular weekly and daily programs. As of late-2014 the station features local talent programs including: "The Jan Tucker Show", "The Jerry Schnieder Polka Show", "zMax Racing Country" and "Deer Hunters Round-Up" (during the local deer hunting season).

Following typical country music station schedule formatting, WUPY also include church service program broadcasting (often live) on Sundays, typically from 7 AM to 11 AM EST. In support of the local community, WUPY also typically broadcasts coverage of high school sporting events including basketball and football games when in season. The station also occasionally broadcasts at specific local interest events.

The station also features syndicate shows including: "The Lia Show", "After Midnight", "The Crook & Chase Countdown" and "Country Hit Makers."

Technical Details[edit]

The station studio is located in downtown Ontonagon at 622 River Street, Ontonagon, Michigan.

WUPY broadcasts on 101.1 Mhz FM at 100,000 watts Effective radiated power, covering approximately 150 radial miles (to signal fringe) in a non-directional pattern. The station transmitter tower is located on an elevated bluff outside of Rockland, Michigan. The transmitter tower base is 276 feet above the average surrounding terrain with the structure itself being 420 feet tall, giving the transmitter a total effective height of 696 feet.


Documented history of the WUPY radio station is not accessible, but the following information has been located from publiclly available sources:

WUPY began operations in Ontonagon, Michigan under the callsign "WONT" after being granted their FCC license on March 21, 1983. As part of a major retrofit of the station operations in 1989, the station changed its callsign to "WUPY". The station officially began broadcasting under the "WUPY" callsign on August 18, 1989.

Until the late 2000s, the station was semi-privately owned by J & J Broadcasting, Inc. Ownership of the station was transferred to SNRN Broadcasting, Inc. through a buy-out process.

The station last renewed its FCC license in February 2007; the license remains valid until October 1, 2020.


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Coordinates: 46°45′00″N 89°10′48″W / 46.750°N 89.180°W / 46.750; -89.180