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City Madison, Wisconsin
Frequency 88.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Public radio, Classical music, News
ERP 20,500 watts
HAAT 385 meters (1,263 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 63030
Callsign meaning Wisconsin Educational Radio Network (early branding for network)[1]
Affiliations Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
Owner State of Wisconsin - Educational Communications Board
(State of Wisconsin - Educational Communications Board)
Webcast Stream
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.

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.[2]


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Coordinates: 43°03′22″N 89°32′06″W / 43.056°N 89.535°W / 43.056; -89.535