Welcome to WNUC
– About –
WNUC’s terrestrial broadcasts will reach over 300,000 Detroit residents from the North End to Southwest to the Near East Side — plus Hamtramck & Highland Park. WNUC is a volunteer-run organization supported by listener donations, grants, and underwriting, with no corporate advertising. We are affiliated with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and the Pacifica Network.
WNUC’s producers are carefully weaving a tapestry of local programming for the range of communities in our listening area. As more Detroiters begin to craft news and programs to address the needs of their neighborhoods, the number of local shows will expand.
Opportunities for leadership development will occur with public trainings for those interested in on-air programming, community engagement and other areas of operations. These opportunities will be available to all Detroit & coverage area residents.
– Mission –
WNUC furthers two principal aims:
- Cultural, political and artistic voices excluded elsewhere are heard.
- Individuals and communities are strengthened & enriched.
– Why? –
Radio remains relevant even in the digital age. This is especially true in under-served communities where internet access is limited.
Community radio fulfills the basic desire for communication and self-expression and is on the forefront of today’s global democracy movements.
WNUC will return media to treasured person-to-person connections –at a time when mainstream media have become less receptive than ever to our issues and concerns.
– History –
In 2013, the FCC opened the process for community operated low power (lp) stations for the first time in 13 years. North End Woodward Community Coalition applied and was granted the only license in Detroit.
WNUC’s license application was painstakingly assembled by North End Woodward Community Coalition with editing coaching from Color of Change, a progressive nonprofit civil rights advocacy organization.
– Founders –
North End Woodward Community Coalition was founded in 2011 to advocate for public transit that is accessible, affordable, accountable, reliable and fair for all people — especially those who are transit dependent.