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About Our Station

We are WNMU-TV PBS, broadcasting on VHF digital channels 13.1, 13.2, 13.3 and 13.4. 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-TV PBS 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. WNMU-TV 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, our coverage area, 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 WNMU-TV PBS (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.

Most Popular Partner Benefit:
WNMU-TV Partners who make a yearly contribution of $60 or more (or ongoing $5 per month as a sustainer) are eligible for WNMU Passport, our member benefit that provides you with extended access to an on-demand library of PBS programs. How to get WNMU Passport