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CPB Community Service Grant Compliance - WNMU Public Media

As a Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Community Service Grant (CSG) recipient, WNMU Public Media presents this information and documentation to ensure transparency in business matters to the public.

Contact WNMU

(906) 227-9668
1401 Presue Isle Ave. 
Marquette, MI 49855

WNMU Station Management

Patrick Lakenen WNMU General Manager

Tammy Wixtrom Johnson Public Radio 90 Station Manager

Bob Thomson TV Broadcast & Production Manager

Andrew Beaulieu  Chief Engineer

WNMU Governing Board (NMU Board of Trustees)

WNMU-FM and WNMU-TV are licensed to the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University. The Trustees comprise the governing body for WNMU. For more information, visit The Trustees are:

Stephen E. Young - Chair

Alexis M. Hart - Vice Chair

Lisa I. Fittante - Trustee

Melissa Homquist - Trustee

Gregory J. Seppanen - Trustee

Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham - Trustee

Steve Lindberg - Trustee

Greg Toutant - Trustee

Cathy A. Andrew - Secretary of the Board of Trustees:

Community Advisory Board

WNMU TV and FM are owned and operated by a state university and therefore are not required to have a Community Advisory Board.

Open Meetings Policy

WNMU TV and FM are licensed to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees. The Trustees comprise the governing body for WNMU TV and FM. The NMU Board of Trustees meets several times per year, typically in the Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center, Northern Michigan University. Meeting locations are subject to change. For a list of upcoming meeting dates and locations, visit

2024 Meetings

Thursday, February 15
Meeting held on campus OR Retreat which may be held off-site

Friday, February 16
Meeting held on campus OR Retreat which may be held off-site

Friday, April 19 at 9:30 am ET
A Special Formal Session will be held via Zoom video conference. Please Note: This meeting is subject to Cancellation pending AAUP Ratification Status.

The meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube:

Thursday, May 2
Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center

Friday, May 3
Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center

Monday, June 17 at 10 am ET
A Special Formal Session will be held via Zoom video conference. 

The meeting will be live-streamed on YouTube:

Thursday, July 18
Meeting held on campus OR Retreat which may be held off-site

Friday, July 19
Meeting held on campus OR Retreat which may be held off-site

Thursday, September 19
Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center

Thursday, December 12
*CPB – Draft Audit of WNMU-TV and WNMU-FM Financial Statements
Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center

Friday, December 13
Holman Executive Conference Room, Northern Center

These meeting dates will be publicized on both the WNMU-TV website and the Northern Michigan University website.

When an agenda item specifically related to WNMU is on the agenda, notice will be placed on the WNMU website.

Financial Reporting Requirements

WNMU makes the annual Audited Financial Statements and Annual Financial Reports submitted to CPB available to the public, both online at the station's website, and in paper along with the stations FCC Public File in the main office: 1401 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, MI 49855.

WNMU adheres to a discrete accounting system, which allows the grantor and auditor to discretely track funds within the accounting system.

2023 WNMU-TV Annual Financial Report (AFR)

2023 WNMU Audited Financial Statement (AFS)

Community Representation Statement

At WNMU-TV/FM, community representation is not just a goal; it's a fundamental principle that guides our operations and interactions with the diverse populations we serve. We recognize that our strength lies in our ability to reflect, include, and engage with all of the voices and perspectives of the communities within our broadcast area. Through intentional efforts in station employment and the production of educational, informational, and cultural content, we strive to foster a sense of belonging and empowerment among our audience.

Station Employment

WNMU-TV/FM is committed to building a workforce that mirrors the diversity of the communities we serve. We actively seek to recruit, retain, and promote individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Our recruitment efforts are guided by principles of inclusivity and equal opportunity, ensuring that all qualified candidates have access to employment opportunities within our organization. In accordance with FCC EEO rules, job openings are announced through sources such as the WNMU-TV/FM websites, online job search sites, social media, the Diversity & Inclusion email list, and on-air. WNMU-TV/FM also engages in annual employee training focused on preventing harassment and discrimination in the workplace and supports ongoing professional development programs that support the growth and success of our staff members.

Educational, Informational, and Cultural Content

WNMU-TV/FM strives to provide educational, informational, and cultural content that informs, educates, and inspires our listeners and viewers, and meets the needs of our local community. We cover local and regional news, arts, and events, as well as national and international stories from our trusted partners. The stations present diverse subject matter and viewpoints, and is ever mindful of creating content for the unserved and underserved rural areas of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Our local productions serve as a digital soapbox for the region, via weekday newscasts (Public Eye News); weekly, in-depth public affairs discussions (Media Meet); youth education and engagement (High School Bowl, Michigan Learning Channel); medical, legal and financial education (Ask the Experts); and the promotion of social services, area nonprofits, and cultural community events. We are mindful of the range of subjects and communities covered, and make a concerted effort to identify and share underreported issues of regional concern. We also offer opportunities for learning and dialogue through educational programs, community outreach, and audience engagement that address many elements of diversity represented in our local community.

University Initiatives

WNMU-TV/FM is a joint university licensee and departmental unit of Northern Michigan University (NMU). As such, WNMU-TV/FM is part of NMU’s larger effort to strive to be an inclusive community where differences are recognized as assets of the institution, respected attributes of the person, and a valuable part of the university experience. NMU governance supports these efforts by emphasizing diversity as one of five focus areas in its Strategic Plan. The plan's strategies, goals, and tactics were extensively reviewed and implemented with input from NMU’s students, faculty, and staff, executive committees, and community stakeholders. Efforts and progress toward achieving the diversity goals are first shared with the assigned committee, then NMU’s leadership, and then the campus community,

including the full Board of Trustees. While some strategic plans are static, each strategy in NMU's plan is assigned key performance indicators to show progress; the strategies and full action plan can be accessed at

In summary, WNMU-TV/FM is committed to advancing the principles of community representation and inclusion in all aspects of our operations and in accordance with applicable laws. We recognize that diversity is our strength and that our collective efforts to reflect, include, and empower our communities are essential to our success. Through ongoing engagement, collaboration, and responsiveness, we aspire to be a trusted and inclusive media resource that reflects the vibrant tapestry of voices and experiences within our broadcast area. Together, we will continue to work towards a future where all individuals feel valued, heard, and represented.

NMU's Diversity Statement, Core Values, and the current metric profiles of NMU students and staff can be found at

EEO Requirements

All personnel hiring is handled with the Human Resources division of Northern Michigan University, which exercises its own EEO policy. Further, WNMU will comply with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted on the station's website at

Local Content and Services Report

Donor Lists

Donor lists will not be sold, rented, loaned, traded, or otherwise transferred to outside parties. WNMU will periodically remind contributors or donors of this privacy policy.