station news en You can help shape the future of public radio <p><a href="">Click here to participate&nbsp;</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Do you listen to Morning Edition or All Things Considered on<a href=""> Michigan Radio</a>? If so, we need your help. We are looking for listeners to participate in a 40-minute <a href="">online listening study </a>in April. If you're interested in listening to audio and providing feedback, please answer a few questions about your current listening so that we can include you in this opportunity.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:20:01 +0000 Tony Brown 16995 at You can help shape the future of public radio Michigan Radio's 91.7 FM signal operating at lower power today and tomorrow <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px; line-height: 18px;">We are making some structural improvements to the Peach Mountain tower that require us to reduce power. As a result, our 91.7 FM signal will not reach as far. Our West Michigan signal (104.1 FM), and our Flint signal (91.1 FM) will not be affected by this work.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 14:15:42 +0000 Mark Brush 15013 at Listeners in Detroit experiencing reception problems with 91.7 signal <p>We are aware of the problem and have confirmed that our 91.7 signal is operating at full strength. The interference is coming from an unidentified source that is transmitting close to 91.7 MHz. We are actively working to identify the source and hope to eliminate the problem soon.</p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 15:36:41 +0000 Mark Brush 13527 at Listeners in Detroit experiencing reception problems with 91.7 signal Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting <p></p><p>Sixty-five years ago today, WUOM aired its first broadcast from temporary studios in Angell Hall on the campus of the University of Michigan.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Mark Brush 13378 at Happy Birthday, Michigan Radio! Celebrating 65 years of public service broadcasting Listener Survey: How do you use technology to access news? <p>You're probably aware that we've been working hard for the past couple of years to stay ahead of rapid changes in the radio landscape.<br><br>I'm writing now to ask for your opinion.</p><p>Our goal is to continue to provide the news &amp; information you want the way that you want it, so I'm inviting you to share your opinions about technology in our annual survey.<br><br>You are invited to participate and tell us how you use your conventional radio, Facebook, iPods, smartphones, tablets, streaming and the Web to stay connected to entertainment, news, and updates from Michigan Radio and other sources.</p><p>Whether you use all these devices/platforms or not, we value your opinion.</p><div>Your responses will be kept completely confidential, and we will never share your personal information with anyone. We'll only use the information you provide to enhance our service.<br><br>Just click the link below to participate in the survey. It’s a fairly long survey, but your input is important to help us determine where to allocate resources.<br>&nbsp;</div><p><em><strong><a href="" target="_blank">http://www.jacobsmediaonline.<wbr>com/wuom.htm</a></strong></em><br><br>Thanks in advance for your time and for your support of Michigan Radio.</p><p>Please be aware that the survey is comprehensive and may take as long as 15 minutes to complete.&nbsp; We need this information in order to better serve our listeners.</p><p>Thank you in advance for your time. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:05:42 +0000 Tamar Charney 12156 at Listener Survey: How do you use technology to access news? Michigan Radio's Flint signal, WFUM 91.1 FM, is off the air <p><strong>Update 4:30 p.m</strong>.</p><p>WFUM is back on the air. We'll continue to watch the signal.</p><p><strong>2:58 p.m.</strong></p><p>Our Flint signal, WFUM 91.1 FM is off the air due to a power loss. We are working on the problem and will keep you updated on our progress. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:30:13 +0000 Mark Brush 10086 at Tower carrying WFUM signal undergoing maintenance today <p><span class="userContent">The tower carrying our WFUM signal is undergoing maintenance today. WFUM signal outages are expected throughout the day.</span> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:31:31 +0000 Mark Brush 9851 at Michigan Radio Fall Program Changes <p>We're making some changes to our program schedule starting this weekend. Beginning on Saturday, "The Moth Radio Hour" will move to its new time at noon. While "Ask Me Another" is an exciting new offering from NPR, we heard from many of you that noon wasn’t the right time slot for this new show, it will now air Saturdays at 4pm.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:46:10 +0000 Tamar Charney 9147 at Michigan Radio Fall Program Changes Story ideas gathered at Michigan Radio's 'Open Newsroom' event <p>Normally we have a news meeting every weekday morning here in the office.</p><p>But this time, we decided to fan out around the state to, as Amy Witzke put it on Facebook, <span class="commentBody" data-jsid="text">put the 'public' in 'public radio.'</span></p><p>Our goal was to hear what you had to say about the stories that are important to you and your communities.</p><p>For those folks who couldn't meet up with one of our reporters <a href="">at a Biggby Coffee location</a>, we chatted them up on Facebook and Twitter.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:04:59 +0000 Mark Brush 9046 at Story ideas gathered at Michigan Radio's 'Open Newsroom' event WFUM signal will be off the air after 10 a.m. this morning <p><span class="userContent">Our 91.1 FM signal out of Flint will be off the air after 10 am this morning while workers repair a beacon.&nbsp; The signal will be powered back up once the work is complete. We apologize for the inconvenience.</span> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:56:53 +0000 Mark Brush 8742 at Michigan Radio launches multi-year project to examine economic future of Michigan’s children <p>Michigan Radio has been awarded a major three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to report on the many issues related to childhood poverty. The $995,000 grant, the largest in the station&rsquo;s history, will allow Michigan Radio&nbsp;to move beyond traditional radio reporting to reach a wide variety of audiences about the plight facing Michigan&rsquo;s most vulnerable children. Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:57:28 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 7852 at Michigan Radio launches multi-year project to examine economic future of Michigan’s children Outages expected on Michigan Radio's WFUM signal this afternoon <p>Starting at 11 a.m. this morning, Michigan Radio&#39;s WFUM signal, 91.1 FM in Flint, will experience some outages throughout the morning and afternoon. The tower in Flint is undergoing maintenance. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:48:36 +0000 Mark Brush 7194 at TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: News e-mail sending old stories <p><strong>Attention Michigan Radio news e-mail subscribers:</strong></p><p>In the last two days we have experienced technical difficulties with our daily news e-mail.</p><p>We have been editing story tags in some of our older stories which has resulted in a database error.</p><p>These older stories were re-entered into the database as new stories.</p><p>We regret the problem and apologize for any confusion it may have caused. We&#39;re working to resolve the issue.</p><p>Thanks for your patience! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:30:15 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 5913 at TECHNICAL PROBLEMS: News e-mail sending old stories We're experiencing technical problems with our website Since yesterday morning, we've been experiencing intermittent problems with our website. NPR Digital is working on the problem and hopes to have them resolved soon. In the meantime, if you're trying to to make a year-end pledge to the station and having difficulty connecting online, please call our pledge line at 888-258-9866. Thank you for your patience. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:37:47 +0000 Mark Brush 5315 at Michigan Radio Listener Survey <p>At Michigan Radio, our goal is simple - to best serve the communities and audiences that are within our coverage area, as well as those who are able to access our programming content using the many new digital tools that are now available.</p><p>With all of this abundant technology, however, we haven&#39;t lost sight of the relationship that forms between our station and you, our listener.&nbsp; Below is a link to a brief survey that we asking you to fill out.</p><p>It will only take 7-10 minutes of your time, and we believe the results will be very important in our ongoing efforts to better understand the needs of our audience.</p><p>The survey is focused on the types of relationships that you desire with us, and how we can best fulfill your needs.&nbsp; We realize this is an especially busy time of the year, but our goal is to hit the ground running in 2012, and this survey is an important piece of our planning for the coming year.</p><p>Just click the link below to take the survey, and feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em><a href="">Michigan Radio Listener Survey</a></em></strong></p><p><wbr><p>Thanks in advance for your time and your thoughts, and best wishes for safe, happy holidays. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 5267 at Michigan Radio Listener Survey Ed Burrows, former Michigan Radio station manager, dies at 94 <p>Edwin G. <span class="il">Burrows</span> who was Michigan Radio&#39;s station manager from 1948-1970 passed away yesterday at the age of 94.</p><p>Burrows was one of the leaders involved in securing federal funding for public radio through the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. <a href=""></a> has more on the interesting history of how radio was included in that legislation.</p><p>Below is the obituary from the family.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:56:27 +0000 Mark Brush 5083 at Ed Burrows, former Michigan Radio station manager, dies at 94 Thank a teacher: StoryCorps National Day of Listening <p>Michigan Radio and StoryCorps are celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 25, 2011.</p><p>On the day after Thanksgiving every year, StoryCorps is asking all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in your community about his or her life.</p><p>To record your own National Day of Listening interview:</p><ol><li>Find a family member, friend, mentor or other person you&rsquo;d like to interview</li><li>Create your question list</li><li>Sit down to record your conversation</li></ol><p>This year, StoryCorps suggests that everyone reach out to their favorite teacher or mentor to say &ldquo;Thank you for changing my life.&rdquo;</p><p>Some may want to call, while others may dash off an email or a written note. Some may want to schedule time to record an interview, while others may prefer to write a post dedicated to their favorite teacher on Facebook or Twitter (@storycorps, #thankateacher).</p><p>How you say &ldquo;Thank you&rdquo; isn&rsquo;t important. But taking the time to say it today will make all the difference in that teacher or mentor&rsquo;s life!</p><p>Michigan Radio has created a special <strong><a href="">National Day of Listening website</a> </strong>with more information.</p><p>Some have already thanked their teachers on YouTube:</p><p></p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:20:06 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 5081 at Thank a teacher: StoryCorps National Day of Listening Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System today <p>Michigan Radio will participate in a <a href=""><strong>nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System</strong></a> today.</p><p>The test will last about 30 seconds and will happen today right around 2 p.m.</p><p>The test will be heard on the radio and seen on local, cable, and satellite TV.</p><p><em>Please do not be alarmed.</em></p><p>It will just be a test of the nationwide emergency alert system.</p><p>Again this test will take place today at 2 p.m. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 11:00:23 +0000 Tamar Charney 4701 at Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System today Take the Michigan Radio listener survey <p>As a Michigan Radio listener, we hope you enjoy our programming, and our ongoing efforts to provide new ways for you to interact with the station.</p><p>Part of that process is to survey listeners like you to get your opinions on a wide range of issues.</p><p>We&#39;d love to hear what you think!</p><p><a href=""><strong><em>TAKE OUR LISTENER SURVEY</em></strong> Wed, 02 Nov 2011 23:00:00 +0000 Tamar Charney 4813 at Take the Michigan Radio listener survey Join us for a "Thank You" breakfast with Here and Now's Robin Young <p style="margin-left:18.75pt;">As a <strong>Thank You</strong> to all of the donors who helped to make our fall Membership Drive so successful, we are opening up our station for a thank you breakfast.</p><p style="margin-left:18.75pt;">Please join us on <strong><em>Thursday, October 27th from 7:30a.m. - 9:00a.m</em></strong> for a continental breakfast with NPR&#39;s <em>Here and Now</em> host Robin Young, as well as our Michigan Radio staff. Feel free to drop by anytime between 7:30a.m. and 9:00a.m. to meet Ms. Young and our station staff, while you pick up a bite to eat on your way into work.</p><p style="margin-left:18.75pt;">Michigan Radio is located at 535 W. William in the Argus I Building on the corner of W. William Street and Fourth Street in Ann Arbor, in suite 110. Parking is available along the streets.</p><p style="margin-left:18.75pt;">Thank you again for allowing us to reach our membership goal this fall and we look forward to seeing you soon! This event is open to all current Michigan Radio members.</p><p><em><strong><a href="">REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT!</a></strong></em> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 15:17:06 +0000 Steve Chrypinski 4651 at Join us for a "Thank You" breakfast with Here and Now's Robin Young