About WCMU

As one of Central Michigan University’s principal public service commitments, WCMU Public Media has provided television and radio programming and other outreach activities for over 50 years to residents of 52 counties in Michigan and portions of Ontario.  With five television and eight radio stations reaching almost 6 million people, CMU Public Broadcasting is the largest university-owned public broadcasting network in the nation and is a vital community resource.

WCMU Public Radio provides outstanding programming around the clock.  In addition to national programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered and A Prairie Home Companion, our radio network offers a wide range of local programs featuring classical music, jazz, and award-winning local news and information.

WCMU Public Television offers programs that educate, inspire and entertain.  These programs include a combination of national programs, such as the award-winning PBS children’s programs, Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, and Masterpiece Theatre, and high quality local programs including, Ask the Specialists, Quiz Central, Destination Michigan, and Capitol Report.

Our Mission Statement

  • Inform and entertain our viewers and listeners throughout central and northern Michigan with programming and services that reflect and respect the cultures of our state and world.
  • Present a balanced schedule of thoughtful programs that have the potential to change lives.

  • Bring arts and culture to central and northern Michigan by organizing and promoting university and community events.

  • Identify and bring together university and community experts and resources to address issues relevant to the communities we serve.