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WUMD logo.png
City North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Broadcast area New Bedford, Massachusetts
Frequency 89.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date Early 1970s
Format Variety
ERP 9,600 watts
HAAT 93.0 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 163899
Transmitter coordinates 41°37′43.00″N 71°0′24.00″W / 41.6286111°N 71.0066667°W / 41.6286111; -71.0066667
Former callsigns WUSM (early 1970s-January 15, 1989), WSMU (January 15, 1989-June 10, 2006)
Owner University of Massachusetts
Webcast Listen Live
Website 893wumd.org

WUMD (89.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, USA. The station is currently owned by University of Massachusetts.[1] The station is also broadcast on HD radio.[2]


WUMD began with 10 watts of power on 91.1 MHz/Channel 216 as WUSM in the early 1970s. Its first studio was in the cafeteria basement. In the fall of 1974 WUSM moved it studio to the campus center and increased power. It remained a student-programmed station throughout the next 3 decades. In June 2006, it sold its 91.1 frequency to the Educational Media Foundation & began broadcasting on 89.3 MHz/Channel 207.

Sale to Rhode Island Public Radio[edit]

On January 4, 2017, it was announced that UMass Dartmouth is selling WUMD to Rhode Island Public Radio for $1.5 Million & $60,000 worth of underwriting for 10 years. RIPR intends to move WUMD to Tiverton, Rhode Island to simulcast its programming.[3]


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