|Frequency||88.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1947|
|Format||Public radio, Classical music, News|
|HAAT||385 meters (1,263 ft)|
|Callsign meaning||Wisconsin Educational Radio Network (early branding for network)|
|Former callsigns||WHA-FM (1947-1974)|
|Affiliations||Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media|
|Owner||Wisconsin Educational Communications Board|
|Website||Wisconsin Public Radio|
WERN (88.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Madison, Wisconsin. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and is the flagship of WPR's "NPR News and Classical Network", consisting of classical music and news and talk programming.
The station first signed on in 1947, as the first FM station in what would become Wisconsin Public Radio. It was originally known as WHA-FM, after its AM sister, WHA; it became WERN in 1974.
Since Ideas Network flagship WHA must reduce its power to an all-but-unlistenable level at night, WERN airs a simulcast of the Ideas Network on its HD3 channel. This is used to feed a low-powered translator at 90.3 FM for non-HD Radio listeners.
- See also Wisconsin Public Radio
- http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=95 HD Radio Guide for Madison, Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Public Radio
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WERN
- Radio-Locator information on WERN
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WERN
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