WNMU Public TV 13, a public service of Northern Michigan University

About Our Station

We are Public TV 13, WNMU-TV, broadcasting on VHF digital channels 13.1, 13.2 & 13.3. We’re a nonprofit, non-commercial public television station licensed to Northern Michigan University’s Board of Trustees. We operate from studios on NMU’s campus in Marquette, Michigan, and send our signal from a transmitter located in Ely Township, southwest of Ishpeming, Michigan.

WNMU-TV Coverage Map

WNMU Public TV 13 has been on the air since December 1972. Our station reaches more than 142,000 people across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northeast Wisconsin. Public TV 13 is also available on Charter Spectrum Cable across the Upper Peninsula, on many smaller cable systems in the U.P. and Wisconsin, and on DirecTV and Dish Network satellite systems for subscribers located within the 10-county Marquette Designated Market Area. For more information on our channels and how to receive WNMU-TV, see our How to Watch page.

We’re PBS, and So Much More

We are a member of the Public Broadcasting Service. This means that we’re able to bring you high-quality, national PBS programming – shows such as Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, NOVA, PBS Newshour and Sesame Street.

But we do more than just provide PBS programs. We produce programs locally that capture the interest and spark the curiosity of our viewers –series such as Ask the Doctors, Media Meet and High School Bowl, and specials about the Upper Peninsula. Learn more on our Local Programs page.

Non-PBS syndicated programs and Michigan-produced series and specials fill out our schedule and add local flavor to our programming selection. Our line-up wouldn’t be complete without favorites such as The Lawrence Welk Show, BBC World News, Body Electric and a host of outdoor sports programs.

Check our Schedule Page for full program schedules for Public TV 13 (13.1HD our primary channel), WNMU PBS Kids 13.2SD, and TV13/PLUS 13.3HD. Become a partner and receive a 12-month subscription to FanFare, our printed program guide, for an entire month of program highlights at your fingertips.

For More Information:
Contact Us - Station and Staff Contact Information
Frequently Asked Questions
WNMU-TV Updates - Station News
Download Program Guide and More
Submitting Press Releases and Public Service Announcements
WNMU-TV Video Sales
Watch Local WNMU-TV Programs and PBS Programs Online with our Video Player
2016 Local Content Report (414k PDF download)
2015-16 Employment Statistical Report (124k PDF download)
2017 E.E.O. Report (142k PDF download)
WNMU-TV and FM 2016 Audited Financial Statement (760k PDF download)
WNMU-TV FY2016 Financial Report (175k PDF download)
All Reports
WNMU-TV FCC Online Public Inspection File


Public TV 13, WNMU-TV is licensed to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. For a list of current Board members and upcoming meeting dates, visit www.nmu.edu/boardoftrustees.
The NMU Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, and WNMU's CPB Audit will be on the agenda for the Finance Committee scheduled for 1 pm on Dec. 14. The complete agenda is available at this link.

WNMU operates under the Public Media Code of Integrity.

Mailing/Shipping Address: WNMU-TV, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette MI 49855