WEMC program schedule
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The WEMC studio was originally located in the balcony of Lehman Auditorium and later moved to Astral Hall, which had been an astronomy classroom.
WEMC Public Radio
WEMC-FM 91.7 is Virginia’s first public radio station, founded by EMU in 1955 thanks to a donation from the class of 1954.
For communications majors and minors and other interested students, the radio station was a learning opportunity like no other. Students, faculty and staff manned the airwaves for decades. WEMC’s mission was always to provide music, news, and information to the local community that celebrates our many cultural backgrounds while providing knowledge and perspectives that look beyond the surface of today’s issues.
In 2007 WMRA-FM, James Madison University’s public radio station assumed management of WEMC-FM, which continues to be the public radio voice of EMU. Both stations broadcast from WMRA’s studios on the corner of Reservoir Street and Cantrell Avenue in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Each station provides strong, distinctive programming to the greater Shenandoah Valley, such as the weekly airing of the Park View Mennonite Church service on WEMC.
While the daily operations and financial needs of WEMC are handled by WMRA management, EMU retains the operating license for the station. EMU remains grateful to WMRA’s excellent and respectful management team for their guiding hand in the transition and in the years since.