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City Grand Rapids, Michigan
Broadcast area West Michigan
Branding Michigan Radio
Slogan Your NPR News Station
Frequency 104.1 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
First air date December 7, 1961
Format Public radio: News/Talk
ERP 96,000 watts
HAAT 221 meters (725 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 66309
Transmitter coordinates 42°39′18″N 85°31′38″W / 42.65500°N 85.52722°W / 42.65500; -85.52722
Callsign meaning Frederick J. Vogt, Grand Rapids (Vogt lead drive to launch station)
Affiliations Michigan Radio
National Public Radio
Public Radio International
American Public Media
BBC World Service
Owner University of Michigan
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.michiganradio.org

WVGR (104.1 FM) is a non-commercial radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan licensed to the University of Michigan as part of its Michigan Radio NPR network. It currently airs news and talk programming.

For decades, WVGR blanketed West Michigan with a powerful 108,000-watt signal from an arm on local NBC affiliate WOOD-TV's transmitter. However, when WOOD-TV needed WVGR's old space for an HD transmitter, WVGR was forced to cut its power to 20,000 watts from space on CBS affiliate WWMT's tower. It moved to its own tower in 2006. It is the only station in the network that directly competes with another NPR member station, namely Grand Valley State University's WGVU-FM.

WVGR is a "grandfathered superpower" Class B, FM station. The maximum power that would be granted today, would be 23.345 kW effective radiated power, using the same antenna height of 221 meters.[1]

WVGR broadcasts in the HD Radio (hybrid) format.[2]


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