- WAMU-FM (Radio station : Washington, D.C.):NAEBpublic radio station in Washington, D.C.
WAMU (88.5 FM) is a public news/talk station that services the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It is owned by American University, and its studios are located near the campus in northwest Washington. WAMU has been the primary National Public Radio member station for Washington since 2007. WAMU began as an AM carrier-current student radio station, signing on July 28, 1951 on 1200 kHz, before shifting to 590 kHz in March 1952 and 610 kHz in November 1952. Although carrier-current stations are not granted a license or call sign by the FCC, it used "WAMU" as a familiar form of identification. The station aired a wide range of student-produced programming including music, news, sports, radio dramas, and debates. The station was heralded as a rebirth of the university's prior radio station, WAMC, which operated on 590 kHz for about two years starting on January 15, 1947, broadcasting with a 50-watt transmitter as part of a plan to offer a full range of radio and television courses at American University. WMAC's operations were sporadic and the station suffered interference from a 50,000-watt station broadcasting from Mexico on the same frequency, but it finally went off the air after station equipment was stolen in 1950.
- WBAA (Radio station : West Lafayette, Ind.):NAEBradio station in West Lafayette, Indiana
WBAA (920 AM) and WBAA-FM (101.3 FM) are two non-commercial educational radio stations licensed to West Lafayette, Indiana, United States, both serving the Lafayette metro area with public radio formats. WBAA's format is exclusively news-oriented with programming from National Public Radio (NPR), while WBAA-FM features a mixture of NPR news and classical music. The stations are currently owned by Purdue University and broadcast from studios in the Edward C. Elliott Hall of Music on the Purdue campus, with transmitters south of Lafayette at the Throckmorton Purdue Agricultural Center. WBAA is the oldest operating radio station in Indiana, having gone on the air in 1922 and with several antecedents on the Purdue campus. Originally a service noted for its limited agricultural extension and educational programming as well as Purdue sports broadcasts, it gradually improved its facilities and expanded its output over its first 20 years on air. The station was one of NPR's charter members in 1971. It expanded to a second FM station in 1993.
- WBBF:NAEBradio station in Buffalo, New York
WBBF (1120 kHz, "98.9 The Vibe") is a commercial AM radio station in Buffalo, New York. It airs a classic hip hop radio format and is owned by Cumulus Media. The studios and offices are on James E. Casey Drive in Buffalo. WBBF broadcasts with a power of 1,000 watts as a daytimer. Its transmitter is on Dorrance Avenue at Onondaga Avenue in West Seneca, New York. AM 1120 is reserved for Class A, clear channel station KMOX in St. Louis, so WBBF must leave the air at night to avoid interference. WBBF programming is heard around the clock on FM translator W255DH on 98.9 MHz.
- WBEZ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.):NAEBpublic radio station in Chicago
WBEZ (91.5 FM) – branded WBEZ 91.5 – is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois, and primarily serving the Chicago metropolitan area. Financed by corporate underwriting, government funding and listener contributions, the station is affiliated with both National Public Radio and Public Radio Exchange; it also broadcasts content from American Public Media. The station and its parent organization were previously known as Chicago Public Radio; since 2010, the parent company has been known as Chicago Public Media. Some of the organization's output—including nationally syndicated productions This American Life and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!—is branded as either from WBEZ or Chicago Public Media. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WBEZ broadcasts over two HD Radio digital subchannels, operates full-power repeater WBEQ (90.7 FM) in Morris, and is available online. WBEZ-HD2, carrying a user-generated content format focused on "urban alternative" and branded Vocalo.org, is also relayed over WBEW (89.5 FM) in Chesterton, Indiana.
- WBJC (Radio station : Baltimore, Md.):NAEBclassical radio station in the Baltimore area
WBJC (91.5 FM) is a non-commercial, public FM radio station licensed to serve Baltimore, Maryland. The station is owned by Baltimore City Community College. Its broadcast tower is located near Pikesville, Maryland at (39°23′11.0″N 76°43′51.0″W / 39.386389°N 76.730833°W / 39.386389; -76.730833). WBJC-FM originally broadcast on 88.1 MHz with a 250 watt transmitter obtained from military surplus by Edward Arnold, chief engineer, to serve as a workshop for his students of radio and for those of the Department of Speech, Drama and Radio, headed by Clarence DeHaven at the Baltimore Junior College, which shared the campus of the Baltimore high school, known as Baltimore City College. Its antenna had a gain of -3db so that the effective radiated power was only 125 watts. However the antenna was on the top of the school's tower, which enjoyed a great view of almost all of Baltimore except for a few valleys. and its signal covered the City of Baltimore and much of surrounding counties. Generally speaking the station operated a flexible schedule as it was largely dependent on student volunteers. Generally the station signed off at 5 PM, but sports events often extended the broadcast day and led to weekend operation.
- WBKY (Radio station : Lexington, Ky.):NAEBformer radio station call sign of the University of Kentucky
The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is a land grant institution founded in 1865. The University evolved through three stages before becoming the University of Kentucky in 1916: the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky University, 1865-78, a private, denominational institution in Lexington created by an act of the legislature on February 22, 1865; the Agriculture and Mechanical College of Kentucky, 1878-1908; and State University, Lexington, 1908-1916. A statute in 1916 changed the name to University of Kentucky. The new president took up the investigating committee's recommendation to write a constitution, which provided for a faculty-administration university senate. A graduate school was established in 1924. Among the new buildings was a central library. Enrollment doubled the first year after World War I and doubled again in the 1920s, totaling 4,992 in 1932, when the impact of the Depression was greatest. Emphasis upon nonstate funding continued. In 1988-89 $60 million in research grants and contracts and $22 million in developmental gifts were awarded.
WBKY established itself at 91.3 in the new FM band in 1947 making it the first FM college radio station in the United States. The broadcast facilities and transmitter were located in McVey Hall on the University of Kentucky's main campus. The station was on the air nightly for three hours, every evening, five nights each week. In 1971, WBKY became a charter member of National Public Radio. On October 1, 1989, WBKY became WUKY and in January of 1990 and the transmitting wattage was increased to 100,000 watts.
From the description of WBKY audio tape collection, 1965-1970. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 213415120
- WBUR (Radio station : Boston, Mass.):NAEBpublic radio station in Boston
WBUR-FM (90.9 FM) is a public radio station located in Boston, Massachusetts, owned by Boston University. It is the largest of three NPR member stations in Boston, along with WGBH and WUMB-FM and produces several nationally distributed programs, including On Point, Here and Now and Open Source. WBUR previously produced Car Talk, Only a Game, and The Connection (which was cancelled on August 5, 2005). RadioBoston, launched in 2007, is its only purely local show. WBUR's positioning statement is "Boston's NPR News Station". WBUR also carries its programming on two other stations serving Cape Cod and the Islands: WBUH (89.1 FM) in Brewster, and WBUA (92.7 FM) in Tisbury. The latter station, located on Martha's Vineyard, uses the frequency formerly occupied by WMVY. In 1998, the station helped launch WRNI in Providence, Rhode Island—the first NPR station within that state's borders. It has since sold the station to a local group.
- WCAL (Radio station : St. Olaf College):NAEBformer radio station call sign of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota
former radio station call sign of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota
- WDET (Radio station : Detroit, Mich.):NAEBpublic radio station in Detroit
WDET-FM (101.9 FM) is a public radio station in Detroit, Michigan. Broadcasting from Wayne State University in the city's Cass Corridor neighborhood, about a mile south of the New Center neighborhood, WDET broadcasts original programming and shows from National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The station serves Metro Detroit and is the primary provider of news involving the American automotive industry and Michigan politics within the NPR distribution network. WDET-FM is licensed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for hybrid (digital plus analog) broadcasting.
- WDTR (Radio station : Detroit, Mich.):NAEBradio station in Imlay City, Michigan
Smile FM is a network of non-commercial, contemporary Christian radio stations owned by Superior Communications, a nonprofit organization. Most programming originates from studios in Williamston, Michigan (just east of Lansing) and is relayed (with local inserts) by an expanding number of stations throughout the state. The network also has studios in Imlay City, Michigan. Smile FM was originally two separate networks. The first, The Light, was founded in December 1996, when WLGH Lansing, Michigan began broadcasting. The second, Joy FM, began on December 12, 2000, with WHYT (renamed as WWKM and again as WDTR) in Imlay City. While both played contemporary Christian music, The Light aimed for a younger audience. In June 2004 the two networks were combined to form Smile FM in a "wedding ceremony" conducted at Oldsmobile Park in Lansing. The new name eliminated confusion since many other unrelated stations used The Light and Joy FM names.
- WDUQ (Radio station : Pittsburgh, Pa.):NAEBformer radio station of Duquesne University
WDUQ was the former radio station of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It first signed on in 1949. The station broadcast National Public Radio programs, local and regional content, and jazz. It produced at least four iterations of the series "Exploring the child's world" between 1962 and 1966. In 2007, the station was instructed to stop airing advertisements for Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania due to Duquesne University being a Catholic university. The university sold the station in 2011, and it was rebranded with a new call sign, WESA.
- WEFM (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.):NAEBformer radio station in Chicago
former radio station in Chicago
- WFBE (Radio station : Flint, Mich.):NAEBRadio station in Flint, Michigan
WFBE (95.1 FM, "B95") is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Flint, Michigan, it began broadcasting in 1953. Its studios are located south of the Flint city limits in Mundy Township and its transmitter is south of Flint in Burton. The station was owned by the Flint Board of Education and the studios were on the campus of Flint Central High School for many years. The format was a public station which also consisted of news and education.
- WFCR (Radio station : Amherst, Mass.):NAEBpublic radio station in Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
WFCR (88.5 MHz) is a non-commercial FM radio station licensed to Amherst, Massachusetts. It serves as the National Public Radio (NPR) member station for Western Massachusetts, including Springfield. The station operates at 13,000 watts ERP from a transmitter on Mount Lincoln in Pelham, Massachusetts 968 feet (295 meters) above average terrain. The University of Massachusetts Amherst holds the license. The station airs NPR news programs during the morning and afternoon drive times and in the early evening. Middays and overnights are devoted to classical music and jazz is heard during the later evening hours. WFCR's broadcasting range extends to Western and Central Massachusetts, Northern Connecticut (including Hartford) as well as parts of Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire. WFCR's studios for most of its history were located at Hampshire House on the UMass campus. However, in 2013, the station moved most of its operations to the Fuller Building in downtown Springfield.
- WFIU (Radio station : Bloomington, Ind.):NAEBRadio station at Indiana University Bloomington
WFIU (103.7 MHz) is a public radio station broadcasting from Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. The station is a member station of NPR, Public Radio International and American Public Media. Together with IUB-owned television station WTIU (channel 30), it is known as Indiana Public Media. Studios are located in the Radio-Television Building on the IUB campus, and the transmitter is located at a site on South Sare Road in Bloomington. Seven translators broadcast WFIU and its second HD Radio subchannel, primarily in areas outside of the main transmitter's coverage area, including Terre Haute and Kokomo. WFIU was established in 1950 and initially served as a training ground for IUB students. It moved to its present frequency in 1951 and was one of NPR's charter members.
- WGBH (Radio/television station : Boston, Mass.) :NAEBpublic radio station in Boston
WGBH (89.7 MHz; branded as GBH without the "W" since August 31, 2020) is a public radio station located in Boston, Massachusetts. WGBH is a member station of National Public Radio (NPR) and affiliate of Public Radio Exchange (PRX), which merged with Public Radio International (PRI; also owned by the WGBH Educational Foundation before it merged with PRX in 2018), and American Public Media (APM). The license-holder is WGBH Educational Foundation, which also owns company flagship WGBH-TV and WGBX-TV, along with WGBY-TV in Springfield. The station, dubbed Boston Public Radio in 2009, renamed Boston's Local NPR, broadcasts a news-and-information format during the daytime (including NPR News programs and PRX's The World, which is a co-production of WGBH and PRX, and formerly the BBC World Service), and jazz music during the nighttime.
- WGUC (Radio station : Cincinnati, Ohio):NAEBPublic radio station in Cincinnati
WGUC (90.9 MHz) is a public FM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is owned by Cincinnati Public Radio and has a classical music format. WGUC broadcasts using HD Radio technology and plays jazz on WGUC-HD2 and adult album alternative on WGUC-HD3. WGUC has radio studios in the same building as PBS Network affiliate WCET Channel 48, the Crosley Telecommunications Center on Central Parkway in Cincinnati. WGUC has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 18,500 watts. Its transmitter is on Symmes Street, near Interstate 71, in Cincinnati.
- WHA (Radio station : Madison, Wis.):NAEBWHAWisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network flagship station in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
WHA (970 AM) is a non-commercial radio station, licensed since 1922 to the University of Wisconsin and located in Madison, Wisconsin. It serves as the flagship for the Wisconsin Public Radio talk-based "Ideas Network". WHA's programming is also broadcast by two low-powered FM translators, and by WERN FM's HD3 digital subchannel. The station airs a schedule of news and talk programs from Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the BBC. The same call letters are used by WHA-TV in Madison, the flagship station for PBS Wisconsin.
- WHA Players:WHAradio performance troupe
radio performance troupe
- WHYY (Radio station : Philadelphia, Pa.):NAEBpublic radio station in Philadelphia
WHYY-FM (90.9 FM, "91 FM") is a public FM radio station licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its broadcast tower is located in the city's Roxborough neighborhood at (40°02′30.9″N 75°14′21.9″W / 40.041917°N 75.239417°W / 40.041917; -75.239417) while its studios and offices are located on Independence Mall in Center City, Philadelphia. The station, owned by WHYY, Inc., is a charter member of National Public Radio (NPR) and contributes several programs to the national network. WHYY signed on the air on December 14, 1954, owned by the Metropolitan Philadelphia Educational Radio and Television Corporation. It was the first educational station in Philadelphia. The transmitter, originally located at 17th and Sansom Streets in Philadelphia, was donated by Westinghouse Broadcasting. In 1957, it added a sister television station, WHYY-TV on channel 35.
- WILL (Radio/television station : Urbana, Ill.):NAEBUniversity of Illinois AM, FM, and TV stations
Illinois Public Media, previously "WILL AM-FM-TV", is a not-for-profit organization located within the College of Media at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which is responsible for the university's public media service activities. It manages three university educational broadcasting stations licensed to Urbana, Illinois, United States: NPR member stations WILL (580 AM) and WILL-FM (90.9 FM), and PBS member station WILL-TV (VHF digital channel 9, virtual channel 12). Illinois Public Media provides locally produced programs to supplement the network programs carried by its stations. In addition, it manages the Illinois Radio Reader Service, a streaming audio service for the reading impaired. Offices and studios are located at the university's Campbell Hall for Public Telecommunication. Illinois Public Media's CEO and General Manager is Maurice "Moss" Bresnahan.
- WKAR (Radio/television station : East Lansing, Mich.):NAEBpublic radio station in East Lansing, Michigan, United States
WKAR (AM 870) is an educational radio station, licensed to the trustees of Michigan State University (MSU) at East Lansing, Michigan, United States. The station is part of MSU's Broadcasting Services Division, along with WKAR-FM and WKAR-TV. Studios and offices are located in the Communication Arts and Sciences Building, at the southeast corner of Wilson and Red Cedar Roads on the MSU campus. WKAR is one of the few National Public Radio (NPR) stations that does not operate 24 hours a day, as it is licensed for daytime-only operation. Its 10,000 watt signal reaches as far east as Flint and Ann Arbor, and as far west as Grand Rapids. The station must sign off at sundown in order to protect the nighttime signal of WWL in New Orleans. Louisiana. It generally signs off between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. during winter months, returning to the air at 8 a.m., and generally signs off around 8 p.m. during the summer, returning at 6 a.m.
- WLIB (Radio station : New York, N.Y.):NAEBgospel radio station in New York City
WLIB (1190 AM) is an urban contemporary gospel radio station licensed to New York City. WLIB is owned by Emmis Communications, along with sister stations WBLS (107.5 FM) and WQHT (97.1 FM). The three stations share studios in the Hudson Square neighborhood of lower Manhattan, and WLIB's transmitter is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. The station's origins reach back to December 1941, when WCNW went on the air from Brooklyn. Sharing time with WWRL on 1600kHz, WCNW was granted permission to move down the dial to 1190 kHz. WCNW, which broadcast foreign language programs, was purchased by Elias Godofsky, who was the General Manager of the station, in 1942. It was Godofsky who would change the call letters to the present WLIB. The station's target audience was upper middle-class and wealthy New Yorkers, as evidenced by its format of classical music and popular standards which competed with WQXR. The station was purchased by New York Post publisher Dorothy Schiff in 1944 and regularly ran news updates from the Post's newsroom at various times during the day.
- WMAQ (Radio station : Chicago, Ill.):NAEBformer clear-channel radio station in Chicago
WSCR (670 AM) – branded as 670 The Score – is a commercial sports radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois, servicing the Chicago metropolitan area and much of surrounding Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana and parts of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Owned by Audacy, Inc., WSCR is a clear-channel station with extended nighttime range in most of the Central United States and part of the Eastern United States. WSCR serves as the Chicago affiliate for CBS Sports Radio, the Fighting Illini Sports Network and the NFL on Westwood One Sports; the flagship station for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls radio networks; and the home of radio personalities David Haugh and Matt Spiegel. The WSCR studios are located at Two Prudential Plaza in the Chicago Loop, while the station transmitter resides in nearby Bloomingdale, diplexed with co-owned WBBM. Besides its main analog transmission, WSCR transmits continuously[note 1] over a single HD Radio channel utilizing the in-band on-channel standard, simulcasts over the second digital subchannel of WBMX, and streams online via Audacy.
- WMUB:NAEBPublic radio station in Oxford, Ohio
WMUB (88.5 FM) is a public radio station licensed to Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, United States. It produced local programming for 59 years until March 1, 2009, when it became a part of Cincinnati Public Radio. The station serves southwest Ohio and southeast Indiana. WMUB started as a student-operated station in the 1940s and turned FM in 1950. Once known for its “Rhythm and News”, it is now a full-time satellite of WVXU in Cincinnati. It primarily serves areas north of Cincinnati where the main WVXU signal is weak. The station operates via a 24,500-watt transmitter located on Taylor Road in Butler County. WMUB broadcasts in the HD Radio format.
- WNAD (Radio station : Norman, Okla.):NAEBformer radio station of the University of Oklahoma
WNAD, the University of Oklahoma's radio station, was founded in September 1921 and was a member of the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. In 1936, it was producing about 45 programs per week, 95% of which were educational and 5% of which were entertainment. Its program types were 50% music, 33% speaking, 10% dramatics, and 7% miscellaneous. That year, it also added academic courses taught by university professors and engineering lectures given by university students to its radio lineup. It was also one of the largest non-commercial stations in the U.S. at the time. In 1939, it reported that radio dramas were a major piece of its overall operations. In 1941, WNAD applied for an additional frequency so that it could broadcast all day instead of sharing its time with other stations. By 1947, WNAD had an estimated 500,000 listeners and launched the Oklahoma School of the Air to formalize its educational programs.
- WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.):NAEBradio station in New York City
WNYC is the trademark and a set of call letters shared by WNYC (AM) and WNYC-FM, a pair of nonprofit, noncommercial, public radio stations located in New York City. WNYC is owned by New York Public Radio (NYPR), a nonprofit organization that did business as "WNYC RADIO" until March 2013. WNYC (AM) broadcasts on 820 kHz, and WNYC-FM broadcasts on 93.9 MHz. Both stations are members of NPR and carry local and national news/talk programs. Some hours the programming is simulcast, some hours different shows air on each station. WNYC reaches more than one million listeners each week and has the largest public radio audience in the United States. The WNYC stations are co-owned with Newark, New Jersey-licensed classical music outlet WQXR-FM (105.9 MHz), and all three broadcast from studios located in the Hudson Square neighborhood in lower Manhattan. WNYC's AM transmitter is located in Kearny, New Jersey; WNYC-FM's transmitter is located at the Empire State Building in New York City.
- WOI (Radio station : Ames, Iowa):NAEBIowa Public Radio News flagship station in Ames, Iowa, United States
WOI (640 AM) – branded Iowa Public Radio – is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to serve Ames, Iowa. Owned by Iowa State University, the station covers the Des Moines metropolitan area. Broadcasting a mix of public radio and talk radio, WOI is the flagship station for Iowa Public Radio's News Network and the market member station for NPR, Public Radio International, and the BBC World Service. The WOI studios are located at Iowa State University's Communications Building, while the station transmitter resides southwest of Ames. Besides a standard analog transmission, WOI broadcasts a digital signal utilizing the HD in-band on-channel standard, is relayed over low-power Ames FM translator K234CN (104.7 FM) and is available online. Historically, WOI is one of the oldest radio stations in the United States, and one of the oldest surviving stations in North America, having begun experimental transmissions in 1911.
- WOSU (Radio/television station : Columbus, Ohio):NAEBformer public radio station in Columbus, Ohio, United States
WVSG (820 AM, "St. Gabriel Radio") is an American radio station licensed to Columbus, Ohio and serving the Columbus metro area. It airs local Catholic programming in addition to EWTN Global Catholic Radio. Its programs are simulcast over WSGR, 88.3 FM in New Boston, Ohio. WVSG broadcasts with 5,000 watts during the daytime, and 790 watts at night, from a transmitter site located near Upper Arlington and Grove City. A single non-directional tower is used during the day, offering secondary coverage to almost half of Ohio–as far west as Dayton and the outer suburbs of Cincinnati and as far north as the outer suburbs of Toledo. At night, six towers are used in a directional pattern to protect the signal of the frequency's clear-channel station, WBAP in Fort Worth, Texas, concentrating the signal around the Columbus area.
- WPLN:NAEBpublic radio station in Nashville
WPLN-FM (90.3 FM), is a National Public Radio-affiliated station in Nashville, Tennessee. Since June 2011, the station has employed exclusively a news and talk format; until then, the station carried at least some classical music. The station maintains studios on Mainstream Drive north of downtown Nashville, studios that some consider among the finest radio production facilities in the U.S. Nashville Public Radio offers five program streams: WPLN (AM); WPLN-FM; HD-2 and HD-3, which are multicasts from the main FM channel; and WNXP (see below). All five are also streamed on the radio station's website.
- WRVR (Radio station : New York, N.Y.):NAEBformer radio station in New York City
former radio station in New York City
- WSIU 8 (Television station : Carbondale, Ill.):NAEBNPR affiliate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale
WSIU (91.9 FM, "Powered by You") is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk/information and classical music format. Licensed to Carbondale, Illinois, the station serves Southern Illinois. The station is currently owned by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and features programming from American Public Media, National Public Radio, and Public Radio Exchange. Programming originating from WSIU includes Celtic Connections, a Celtic music show. WSIU's programming is also heard on WUSI 90.3 FM in Olney, Illinois and WVSI 88.9 FM in Mount Vernon, Illinois
- WSUI (Radio station : Iowa City, Iowa):NAEBAM radio station in Iowa City, Iowa
WSUI (910 AM) is a public radio station in Iowa City, Iowa. It is operated by the University of Iowa and is a member of Iowa Public Radio's news network. Its signal serves most of eastern Iowa. WSUI is one of two National Public Radio member stations in the region, along with 90.9 KUNI in Cedar Falls. WSUI's sister station is classical music outlet 91.7 KSUI. WSUI's studios and offices are on Grand Avenue in Des Moines. The transmitter is off Sand Road SE in Hills, Iowa.
- WUOM (Radio station : Ann Arbor, Mich.):NAEBpublic radio station operated by the University of Michigan
Michigan Radio is a network of five FM public radio stations operated by the University of Michigan through its broadcasting arm, Michigan Public Media. The network is a founding member of National Public Radio and an affiliate of Public Radio International, American Public Media, and BBC World Service. Its main studio is located in Ann Arbor, with satellite studios in Flint and offices in Grand Rapids. It currently airs news and talk, which it has since July 1, 1996. The combined footprint of the five stations covers most of the southern Lower Peninsula of Michigan, from Muskegon to Detroit. WUOM (91.7 FM) in Ann Arbor is the flagship station of Michigan Radio, broadcasting with a 93,000 watt transmitter from a 237 meters (778 ft) tower near Pinckney. The University of Michigan applied to the FCC on September 11, 1944, for a station at 43.1 FM (part of a band of frequencies used for testing of Frequency Modulation) with a power of 50,000 watts. At the time an assignment on the new FM band was seen as a significant disadvantage.
- WYSO (Radio station : Yellow Springs, Ohio):NAEBNFCBpublic radio station in the United States
WYSO (91.3 FM) is a radio station in Yellow Springs, Ohio, near Dayton, community owned and operated; formerly licensed and operated by Antioch College. It is the flagship National Public Radio member station for the Miami Valley, including the cities of Dayton and Springfield. WYSO signed on in 1958 and has the distinction of being located in one of the smallest villages to host an NPR affiliate station. WYSO broadcasts in the HD Radio format.
- Walcoff, Larry:NAEBradio executive at the University of Iowa; documentarian, broadcasting executive; worked at University of Iowa
radio executive at the University of Iowa; documentarian, broadcasting executive; worked at University of Iowa
- Ware, James P.:NAEBradio director; program director; worked at University of Iowa
radio director; program director; worked at University of Iowa
- Warren, Robert Penn:NAEBKUOMAmerican poet, novelist, and literary critic (1905-1989); journalist, poet, writer, novelist, children's writer, literary critic, Governors, Poets, Authors, College administrators, College teachers; worked at University of Iowa, Yale University, Vanderbilt University, Southwestern College, Louisiana State University; b. 1905-04-24, d. 1989-09-15
Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for All the King's Men (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. Warren was born in Guthrie, Kentucky, very near the Tennessee-Kentucky border, to Robert Warren and Anna Penn. Warren's mother's family had roots in Virginia, having given their name to the community of Penn's Store in Patrick County, Virginia, and she was a descendant of Revolutionary War soldier Colonel Abram Penn.
- Washington State University:NAEBpublic university in Pullman, Washington, USA
Washington State University (Washington State, WSU, or Wazzu) is a public land-grant research university with its flagship, and oldest, campus in Pullman, Washington. Founded in 1890, WSU is also one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,278 and a total enrollment of 28,581, it is the second largest institution for higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The WSU Pullman campus stands on a hill and is characterized by open spaces and a red brick and basalt material palette—materials originally found on site. The university sits within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains closely connected to the town and the region. The university also operates campuses across Washington at WSU Spokane, WSU Tri-Cities, and WSU Vancouver, all founded in 1989. In 2012, WSU launched an Internet-based Global Campus, which includes its online degree program, WSU Online. In 2015, WSU expanded to a sixth campus at WSU Everett. These campuses award primarily bachelor's and master's degrees. Freshmen and sophomores were first admitted to the Vancouver campus in 2006 and to the Tri-Cities campus in 2007.
- Washington, Booker T.:NAEBWHAAfrican-American educator, author, orator, and advisor (1856-1915); autobiographer, human rights activist, pedagogue, educator, politician, businessperson, teacher, writer, Social reformers, African American college presidents, African American educators, Authors, Civil rights leaders, Civil rights workers, Collector, Educators, Lecturers, Politicians; worked at Tuskegee University; b. 1856-04-05, d. 1915-11-14
Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Washington was a key proponent of African-American businesses and one of the founders of the National Negro Business League. His base was the Tuskegee Institute, a normal school, later a historically black college in Tuskegee, Alabama at which he served as principal. As lynchings in the South reached a peak in 1895, Washington gave a speech, known as the "Atlanta compromise", which brought him national fame. He called for black progress through education and entrepreneurship, rather than trying to challenge directly the Jim Crow segregation and the disenfranchisement of black voters in the South.
- Washington, George:NAEBWHApresident of the United States from 1789 to 1797; revolutionary, cartographer, statesperson, land surveyor, military officer, farmer, politician, engineer, writer, Plantation owners, Politicians, Presidents, Slaveholders, Statesmen, Surveyers, Veterans, Army officers, Diplomats, Farmers, Generals, Legislators; b. 1732-02-22, d. 1799-12-14
George Washington (February 22, 1732[b] – December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of the Nation" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country. Washington's first public office was serving as the official surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia from 1749 to 1750. Subsequently, he received his initial military training (as well as a command with the Virginia Regiment) during the French and Indian War. He was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was named a delegate to the Continental Congress where he was appointed Commanding General of the Continental Army. With this title, he commanded American forces (allied with France) in the defeat and surrender of the British at the Siege of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War. He resigned his commission after the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1783.
- Watson, Marion:KUOMradio broadcaster; broadcasting executive; worked at University of Minnesota
radio broadcaster; broadcasting executive; worked at University of Minnesota
- Wayne State University:NAEBAmerican public research university located in Detroit, Michigan
Wayne State University (WSU, Wayne State) is a public research university in Detroit, Michigan. Founded in 1868 as the Detroit Medical College, it became Wayne University in 1934 merging with other colleges in the City of Detroit. In 1956, the university adopted the current name Wayne State University. Wayne State is one of the eight research universities in the State of Michigan and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The main campus comprises 203 acres linking more than 100 education and research buildings. It also has six satellite campuses in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Jackson counties.
- Wayne, Wayne C.:NAEBradio producer; broadcaster; worked at Michigan State University
radio producer; broadcaster; worked at Michigan State University
- Wegener, Edward:NAEBtelevision executive at Iowa State University; teacher, broadcaster, broadcasting executive; worked at Iowa State University
television executive at Iowa State University; teacher, broadcaster, broadcasting executive; worked at Iowa State University
- Weld, Arthur, Jr.:NAEBprofessor at Syracuse University; broadcasting executive, university teacher; worked at Syracuse University
professor at Syracuse University; broadcasting executive, university teacher; worked at Syracuse University
- Welliver, Harry B.:NAEBradio executive at the University of Michigan; broadcasting executive; worked at University of Michigan; b. 1910-01-27, d. 2005-10-12
radio executive at the University of Michigan; broadcasting executive; worked at University of Michigan; b. 1910-01-27, d. 2005-10-12
- Wesley, Edgar N.:KUOMradio broadcaster and education scholar; broadcaster; worked at University of Minnesota
radio broadcaster and education scholar; broadcaster; worked at University of Minnesota
- West, Robert:WHAspeech and communication professor; administrator, university teacher; worked at University of Wisconsin–Madison; b. 1892
speech and communication professor; administrator, university teacher; worked at University of Wisconsin–Madison; b. 1892
- Western Michigan University:NAEBpublic university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Western Michigan University (WMU) is a public research university in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It was established in 1903 by Dwight B. Waldo. Its enrollment, as of the Fall 2019 semester, was 21,470. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity". The university's athletic teams compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are known as the Western Michigan Broncos. They compete in the Mid-American Conference for most sports.
- Westinghouse Broadcasting Company:NAEBformer radio and television broadcast company owned by Westinghouse Electric Corporation
The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was the broadcasting division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It owned several radio and television stations across the United States and distributed television shows for syndication. Westinghouse Broadcasting was formed in the 1920s as Westinghouse Radio Stations, Inc. It was renamed Westinghouse Broadcasting Company in 1954, and adopted the Group W moniker on May 20, 1963. It was a self-contained entity within the Westinghouse corporate structure; while the parent company was headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Westinghouse Broadcasting maintained headquarters in New York City. It kept national sales offices in Chicago and Los Angeles.
- Westphal, Skip:NAEBradio broadcaster; broadcaster; worked at Iowa State University
radio broadcaster; broadcaster; worked at Iowa State University
- Wheatley, Parker:NAEBmanager of WGBH-FM and of WGBH-TV; broadcasting executive; worked at WGBH; b. 1906-03-18, d. 1999-10-12
manager of WGBH-FM and of WGBH-TV; broadcasting executive; worked at WGBH; b. 1906-03-18, d. 1999-10-12
- Whitaker, Walter:NAEBradio broadcaster; broadcaster; worked at University of Alabama
radio broadcaster; broadcaster; worked at University of Alabama
- Whitman, Walt:NAEBWHAAmerican poet, essayist and journalist (1819-1892); essayist, novelist, publisher, school teacher, journalist, nurse, printer, carpenter, poet, writer, Poets, "Poets, American", Authors, Collector; worked at Brooklyn Times-Union, Brooklyn Eagle; b. 1819-05-31, d. 1892-03-26
Walter Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his homosexuality. Born in Huntington on Long Island, as a child and through much of his career he resided in Brooklyn. At age 11, he left formal schooling to go to work. Later, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a government clerk. Whitman's major poetry collection, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money and became well known. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. During the American Civil War, he went to Washington, D.C. and worked in hospitals caring for the wounded. His poetry often focused on both loss and healing. On the death of Abraham Lincoln, whom Whitman greatly admired, he wrote his well known poems, "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", and gave a series of lectures. After a stroke towards the end of his life, Whitman moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at age 72, his funeral was a public event.
- Wiley, Paul:WHAliterature scholar; literary scholar; worked at University of Wisconsin–Madison; b. 1914, d. 1979
literature scholar; literary scholar; worked at University of Wisconsin–Madison; b. 1914, d. 1979
- Wilhelm, Ross:NAEBprofessor of business economics and radio broadcaster; broadcaster, university teacher, economist; worked at University of Michigan; b. 1920-01-24, d. 1983
Professor of business economics in the University of Michigan School of Business Administration.
From the description of Ross Johnston Wilhelm papers, 1925-1982. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419636
Professor Ross Johnston Wilhelm, a University of Michigan business economics professor whose commentaries on business and political issues were nationally syndicated, was born January 20, 1920 in Arlington, New Jersey. He married Rowena May in 1944.
Wilhelm received his BA and MBA degrees from Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1963. Wilhelm was a Professor of Business Economics in the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
His radio program, "Business Review" was heard from 1961 to 1981 on WUOM, and was nationally syndicated. He also wrote a column "Inside Business" which appeared regularly in more than 300 newspapers. Wilhelm received the University of Michigan Distinguished Service Award in 1963, and the Janus Award for the best business-oriented radio program in the nation in 1973.
Wilhelm died on March 22, 1983, at age 63.
From the guide to the Ross J. Wilhelm Papers, 1925-1983, (Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan)
- Wilkins, Roy:NAEBKUOMAfrican American rights activist; executive secretary of NAACP; executive director of NAACP; journalist, Civil rights leaders, Journalists; b. 1901-08-30, d. 1981-09-08
Roy Ottoway Wilkins (August 30, 1901 – September 8, 1981) was a prominent activist in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States from the 1930s to the 1970s. Wilkins' most notable role was his leadership of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in which he held the title of Executive Secretary from 1955 to 1963 and Executive Director from 1964 to 1977. Wilkins was a central figure in many notable marches of the civil rights movement. He made valuable contributions in the world of African-American literature, and his voice was used to further the efforts in the fight for equality. Wilkins' pursuit of social justice also touched the lives of veterans and active service members, through his awards and recognition of exemplary military personnel. Wilkins was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 30, 1901. His father was not present for his birth, having fled the town in fear of being lynched after he refused demands to step away and yield the sidewalk to a white man. When he was four years old, his mother died from tuberculosis, and Wilkins and his siblings were then raised by an aunt and uncle in the Rondo Neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota, where they attended local schools. His nephew was Roger Wilkins. Wilkins graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in sociology in 1923.
- Williams, George E.:NAEBKUOMpsychiatrist; academic administrator, psychiatrist; worked at University of Minnesota Medical School
George E. Williams was a psychiatrist in St. Paul, Minnesota. He appeared on numerous radio programs from station KUOM at the University of Minneosta, as part of the series "Doctor tell me" and "Getting to Know Yourself" in the 1970s.
- Williams, Mary Lou:NFCBAmerican jazz pianist and composer (1910–1981); jazz pianist, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, composer, Jazz musicians, Pianists, African American women musicians, Arrangers (Musicians), Composers; worked at Duke University; b. 1910-05-08, d. 1981-05-28
Mary Lou Williams (born Mary Elfrieda Scruggs; May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer. She wrote hundreds of compositions and arrangements and recorded more than one hundred records (in 78, 45, and LP versions). Williams wrote and arranged for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, and she was friend, mentor, and teacher to Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, and Dizzy Gillespie. The second of eleven children, Williams was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and grew up in the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A musical prodigy, at the age of three, she taught herself to play the piano. Mary Lou Williams played piano out of necessity at a very young age; her white neighbors were throwing bricks into her house until Williams began playing the piano in their homes. At the age of six, she supported her ten half-brothers and sisters by playing at parties. She began performing publicly at the age of seven when she became known admiringly in Pittsburgh as "The Little Piano Girl". She became a professional musician at the age of 15, citing Lovie Austin as her greatest influence. She married jazz saxophonist John Williams in November 1926.
- Williams, Richard:KUOMdoctor and radio broadcaster; physician
doctor and radio broadcaster; physician
- Williams, William Appleman:NAEBKUOMAmerican historian (1921-1990); historian; worked at Oregon State University, University of Wisconsin–Madison; b. 1921-06-12, d. 1990-03-08
William Appleman Williams (June 12, 1921 – March 5, 1990) was one of the 20th century's most prominent revisionist historians of American diplomacy. He achieved the height of his influence while on the faculty of the department of history at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is considered to be the foremost member of the "Wisconsin School" of diplomatic history. Williams was born and raised in the small town of Atlantic, Iowa. He attended Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri, then earned a degree in engineering at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. He graduated and was commissioned an ensign in 1945. After serving in the South Pacific as an executive officer aboard a Landing Ship Medium, he was stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he made plans to become an aviator like his father. His father had been in the Army Air Corps until he died in a plane crash in 1929.
- Wilson, Bob:NAEBradio broadcaster; broadcaster
radio broadcaster; broadcaster
- Wisconsin Historical Society:NAEBagency of the State of Wisconsin, United States
The Wisconsin Historical Society (officially the State Historical Society of Wisconsin) is simultaneously a state agency and a private membership organization whose purpose is to maintain, promote and spread knowledge relating to the history of North America, with an emphasis on the state of Wisconsin and the trans-Allegheny West. Founded in 1846 and chartered in 1853, it is the oldest historical society in the United States to receive continuous public funding. The society's headquarters are located in Madison, Wisconsin, on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The Wisconsin Historical Society is organized into four divisions: the Division of Library-Archives, the Division of Museums and Historic Sites, the Division of Historic Preservation-Public History, and the Division of Administrative Services.
- Wolfe, William G.:NAEBeducation scholar; university teacher; worked at University of Texas at Austin
education scholar; university teacher; worked at University of Texas at Austin
- Wolff, Robert:WHAAmerican historian; university teacher, historian; worked at Harvard University; b. 1915, d. 1980
Robert Lee Wolff (26 December 1915, New York City – 11 November 1980, Cambridge, Massachusetts) was a Harvard history professor, known for his 1956 book The Balkans in our time and his library collection of English novels of the Victorian period with over 18,000 items. Wolff received his bachelor's degree (1936) and his master's degree from Harvard University, where he was a teaching fellow from 1937 to 1941, when he left Harvard to join the Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.). As a leading expert on the Balkans, he was assistant to the director of the Balkans section of the O.S.S. After the end of World War II, Wolff taught for four years at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and then in 1950 became an associate professor in the Harvard history department. He became a full professor in 1955 and served as the chair of the department from 1960 to 1963. In 1963–1964 Wolff was a Guggenheim fellow. He died of a heart attack in 1980 at the age of 64, while still an active member of the Harvard history department.
- Wright, Charles Alan:NAEBConstitutional lawyer, law professor; lawyer; worked at University of Minnesota, University of Texas at Austin; b. 1927-09-03, d. 2000-07-07
Charles Alan Wright (September 3, 1927 – July 7, 2000) was an American constitutional lawyer widely considered to be the foremost authority in the United States on constitutional law and federal procedure, and was the coauthor of the 54-volume treatise, Federal Practice and Procedure with Arthur R. Miller and Kenneth W. Graham, Jr., among others. He also served as a special legal consultant to President Richard Nixon during the congressional investigations into the Watergate break in and coverup, and for a time was the president's lead lawyer. Wright was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 3, 1927. After graduating from Haverford High School at age 16, he earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in 1947 and law degree from Yale in 1949. Afterward, he spent a year as law clerk for Judge Charles Edward Clark of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Wright, Joe F.:NAEBradio executive at the University of Illinois; broadcasting executive, administrator; worked at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
radio executive at the University of Illinois; broadcasting executive, administrator; worked at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
- Wright, Kenneth D.:NAEBbroadcasting executive; broadcasting executive; worked at WUOT
broadcasting executive; broadcasting executive; worked at WUOT
- Wylie, Ruth Shaw:NAEBcomposer (1916-1989); music teacher, composer; worked at University of Missouri; b. 1916-06-24, d. 1989-01-30
Ruth Shaw Wylie (24 June 1916 – 30 January 1989) was a U.S.-born composer and music educator. She described herself as “a fairly typical Midwestern composer,” pursuing musical and aesthetic excellence but not attracting much national attention: “All good and worthy creative acts do not take place in New York City,” she wrote in 1962, “although most good and worthy rewards for creative acts do emanate from there; and if we can’t all be on hand to reap these enticing rewards we can take solace in the fact that we are performing good deeds elsewhere.” She was among the many twentieth-century American composers whose work contributed to the recognition of American “serious” music as a distinct genre. Ruth Shaw Wylie was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and grew up in Detroit, Michigan, where she received her undergraduate degree and a master's degree in music composition at Wayne State University (WSU). In 1939 she entered the doctoral program in music composition at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. She was awarded the PhD in 1943 and took a position teaching at the University of Missouri where she stayed until 1949. In the summer of 1947 she studied with Arthur Honegger, Samuel Barber, and Aaron Copland at the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. She returned to Detroit to teach at WSU where she remained for twenty years, retiring from teaching as Professor Emerita in 1969. She moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, and then to Estes Park, Colorado in 1973, and continued composing.
- Wynn, Earl R.:NAEBradio executive; administrator, university teacher, actor, broadcasting executive; worked at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, Tarkio College
radio executive; administrator, university teacher, actor, broadcasting executive; worked at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University, Tarkio College