Support local broadcasting

Northwind Staff

WNMU Public TV-13 and WNMU Public Radio 90 are anticipating coming budget cuts, which result from the government sequester, or a five-percent cut in all federal programs after Congress failed to pass a balanced budget by Friday, March 1.

A combined total of roughly $44,000 in WNMU Public TV-13 and Radio 90 budget reductions is expected. These cuts hurt students, community members, parents and alumni.

Local broadcasting offers educational and informational programming to a far-reaching audience — all of the Upper Peninsula and parts of northern Wisconsin.

This service provides parents with access to news concerning going-ons about campus and is a link for alumni in the area to see what kind of productions students and staff are producing at NMU, such as the Public Eye News program, which airs daily, Monday through Friday at 4 p.m.

Childrens’ programming is aired every morning and is an educational alternative to mundane cartoons and mind-numbing television programming.

WNMU Public Radio 90 provides an airing of National Public Radio and other programs, which provide further educational information to community members.

NMU’s television and radio broadcasting entities offer essential services to the community, while providing an ample environment for budding students to gain valuable experience during their time at Northern.

Community members have already donated $25,687 to offset the harsh budget cuts stemming from the sequester.

When times are tough, it is always a sense of community that helps to soften the blow. If you are an avid listener of WNMU Public Radio 90 or a frequent viewer of WNMU TV-13, please consider supporting both stations with donations or outpouring of support.

Show students and staff that they are providing a service that is treasured and appreciated by those both on and off campus.

A university is a place that promotes education: WNMU Public Radio 90 and WNMU Public TV-13 provide educational programming for all Upper Peninsula residents, as well as some viewers in Wisconsin. This is no small feat.

Show your support for local broadcasting by tuning in and turning on.