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For the ION Television affiliate in Morehead, Kentucky, see WUPX-TV.
City Marquette, Michigan
Broadcast area Coverage Map
Branding Radio X
Slogan "The Pulse of the U.P."
Frequency 91.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Variety
Power 1700 watts
HAAT 133 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning Upper Peninsula Radio X
Former callsigns WUFJ (7/30/92-9/15/92) WBKX (1970s - 1980s)
Owner Northern Michigan University
Website http://www.wupx.com/

WUPX is the student radio station on the campus of Northern Michigan University which broadcasts at 91.5 MHz FM in Marquette, Michigan. WUPX is operated by the student organization Radio X. Radio X also hosts a number of concerts, events, and benefits. The station is on the air twelve months out of the year, and operates twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week throughout the school term.[1]

The station is licensed to the NMU Board of Trustees, financed by the student activity fee, and operates separately from the University's other media outlet, WNMU-FM, and WNMU (TV). WUPX broadcasts from the Don H. Bottum University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University.


Beginning in 1970 as WBKX, Radio X was initially broadcasting on the AM dial from the Lee Hall Gallery. In the 1980s, Radio X switched to a cable-only format (see cable radio). WBKX achieved FM status in September 1993, but during the FM licensing process, the Federal Communications Commission required Radio X to change its call letters to WUPX, as the station is known today.

Station programming[edit]

The WUPX programming currently consists of 8 three hour slots every day. Each show is deejayed by a NMU student volunteer. All volunteers are selected by the General Manager and the Station Manager when additional volunteers are required.

WUPX broadcasts a wide variety of music including electronic, country, folk, heavy metal, hip hop, industrial, jazz, reggae, rock, classical, pop, Christian, world, R&B, independent, noise, and local musicians.

Let's Chat with NMU Administration This program is spread out through the school year and features several members of the NMU Administration answering questions generated by NMU students, WUPX E-Staff, and ASNMU Student Government. This program has featured NMU President Dr. Les Wong, NMU Provost Dr. Susan Koch, the Dean of Students Chris Greer, and the Director of Housing and Residence Life Carl Holm. This program is a collaboration between WUPX and ASNMU (NMU Student Government).

Thrash and Trash Tuesday Thrash and Trash Tuesday is the longest consistent program on WUPX, airing every Tuesday for over 20 years. Thrash and Trash Tuesday begins Tuesday afternoon and continues until well into Wednesday morning featuring a selection of new and classic hard rock and heavy metal.


  1. ^ Northern Michigan University Student Organizations, "WUPX-Radio-X," WUPX-Radio X. Retrieved 8 April 2008.

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Coordinates: 46°30′52″N 87°29′07″W / 46.5144°N 87.4854°W / 46.5144; -87.4854