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Marquette, Michigan
Branding Public TV 13
Slogan Public TV for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northern Wisconsin
Channel Digital: 13 (VHF)
Affiliations PBS
Owner Northern Michigan University
(Board of Control, Northern Michigan University)
First air date December 28, 1972
Callsign meaning Northern
Sister station(s) WNMU-FM
Former channels Analog:
13 (1972-2009)
Digital: 33
Effective power 15.4 kW (digital)
Height 323.3 m (digital)
Facility ID 4318
Antenna coordinates 46°21′10.2″N 87°51′14.5″W / 46.352833°N 87.854028°W / 46.352833; -87.854028 (WNMU)

WNMU Channel 13 in Marquette, Michigan is the PBS member station, serving Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The station first went on the air in 1972. The station is owned and operated by Northern Michigan University.

WNMU serves all communities in the UP, over the air on channel 13 in the central UP, and on cable regionwide, including portions of northern Wisconsin not served by Wisconsin Public Television stations WPNE-TV or WLEF-TV.

It is also seen on Charter cable in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, instead of WCMU-TV, which the rest of its market gets. WNMU was part of the Shaw line-up on its Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario system until 2002, when it was replaced with Detroit's WTVS.

The transmitter for WNMU-TV is located just outside of Ishpeming in Ely Township. The antenna is 1,000 feet tall.

The future of WNMU radio and TV was threatened in recent years, as budget cuts led to a proposed sale or closure of the stations. However, new funding was approved, keeping the station on the air.

Digital TV

After the analog television shutdown in 2009 [1], WNMU relocated its digital signal to channel 13.


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