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About Our Station

We're Public TV 13, WNMU-TV, broadcasting 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.

TV13 Coverage Map
Public TV 13 Coverage Map

WNMU-TV has been on the air since December 1972. Today, our station is watched by more than 142,000 people across the Upper Peninsula and northeast Wisconsin. TV13 is also available to Charter Cable subscribers across the Upper Peninsula and on many smaller cable systems in the U.P. and Wisconsin.

We're PBS and So Much More

We’re 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. See all our local specials.

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 Lawrence Welk, BBC 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), 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.

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