Mike Horace


Mike Horace worked at WCMU as a student reporter in the late-2000s, and was hired full time by the station in April, 2012. He began as a general assignment reporter, and eventually began anchoring middays, delivering news and information during 'The Takeaway.'

In October, 2015, Mike became the local host of NPR's award-winning news magazine 'Morning Edition.' He also juggles several behind-the-scenes duties that keep WCMU on the air 24/7.

Mike is a huge fan of Detroit sports, and is WCMU's in house political junkie. 

Ways to Connect

Our transmitter in Sault Ste. Marie, 98.3FM, will be operating at reduced power for several weeks following a major equipment failure on Tuesday, January 2. This means listeners outside of the immediate Sault area may have trouble listening to WCMU over the air. 

WCMU Public Media engineers have installed a backup transmitter to provide partial service to the Sault area. However, if you are still unable to pick up 98.3FM on your radio, there are several other options available to keep listening to WCMU. We outline them below. 

Wikimedia Commons user Librarian 1974.

Meijer is recalling more than 30 fresh vegetable products due to potential listeria contamination.

Campaign finance statements that were just filed with the state show the pattern of giving to Michigan lawmakers by Quicken Loans officials and associates was much more generous than we originally reported.

According to new campaign finance disclosures, Quicken Loans spent more on lobbying state government in the first seven months of 2017, than it had spent in previous years.

Mike Horace

Tuesday, a familiar voice is being recognized for his nearly 40 years on the air on WCMU. John Sheffler is receiving the Public Media Impact Award from the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters.

Ben Thorp

The application period has opened to apply for federal disaster assistance, following floods that left parts of mid-Michigan underwater in late June. 

Flickr User Ralph Arvesen / https://flic.kr/p/oQuE5b

Musician Kid Rock is hinting at a run for one of Michigan's U.S. Senate seats in 2018. The Michigan native said Wednesday on Twitter that he would "have a major announcement in the near future."

Bay County has been added to the state disaster list, following last week’s floods.

Governor Rick Snyder made the decision Wednesday. Bay County now joins Isabella and Midland counties in having disasters declared following last week’s heavy rains.

Mike Horace

Parts of mid-Michigan are under water this morning, after more than 6 inches of rain fell overnight.


Several counties are under a flood warning as a result, including Bay, Gladwin, Huron, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland and Montcalm counties.

Flickr User Anthony Auston / https://flic.kr/p/cxQbtA

Thousands are without power this morning in northern Michigan, following another round of severe weather overnight.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the central Lower Peninsula, and parts of the northern Lower Peninsula, until 4:00am Tuesday.