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Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters

Michigan Public Radio Network

The Michigan Public Radio Network is a consortium of 10 licensed public broadcasters with 31 transmitters serving nearly 900,000 listeners statewide. MPRN stations are committed to sharing resources to get news and information to public radio listeners all across Michigan.

The centerpiece of the network is its award-winning state Capitol bureau. MPRN’s two-person Capitol staff covers the governor’s office and executive agencies, the Legislature, and appellate courts.

MPRN Staff

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Rick Pluta

Managing Editor and State Capitol Bureau Chief


Rick Pluta

Rick Pluta has been the managing editor and state Capitol bureau chief since 1996. His beats include the Legislature and courts, as well as environmental and legal issues. Pluta has covered the Michigan Capitol since 1987. His radio work has aired on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” “Marketplace,” “Marketplace Money,” “Justice Talking,” and “Soundprint.”

Before joining MPRN, he covered the Capitol for WJR-AM in Detroit, The Oakland Press, and United Press International. His first full-time news job was with The Elizabeth (N.J.) Daily Journal. He has also written for The Chicago Tribune, The Toledo Blade, and some magazines and specialty publications.

He is a lousy guitar player and an excellent parallel parker.

Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson

Capitol Bureau Reporter


Colin Jackson

Colin Jackson joined the Michigan Public Radio Network as a Capitol bureau reporter in September of 2021.  Prior to MPRN, he was a reporter and Morning Edition host at WKYU in Bowling Green, KY. Colin grew up in nearby Okemos, graduated from Michigan State University and interned for a while at WDET in Detroit. He also has experience as a host and producer with Townsquare Media in Lansing, Michigan and Impact 89FM in East Lansing.

Colin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations & Policy and Spanish from MSU.

MPRN Stations

Upper Peninsula

Northern Michigan University Public Broadcasting

WNMU-FM90.1 FMMarquette
WNMU-FM91.9 FMManistique
WNMU-FM96.5 FMEscanaba
WNMU-FM97.9 FMStephenson

Central Michigan University Public Radio

WCMZ-FM98.3 FMSault Ste. Marie

Upper Lower Peninsula

Central Michigan University Public Radio

WCMB-FM95.7 FMOscoda
WCMU-FM89.5 FMMt. Pleasant
WCML-FM91.7 FMAlpena
WCMV-FM94.3 FMLeland
WCMW-FM103.9 FMHarbor Springs
WWCM-FM96.9 FMStandish
WUCX-FM90.1 FMBay City

Interlochen Public Radio

WIAA-FM88.7 FM (Music)Interlochen
WICV-FM100.9 FM (Music)East Jordan
WIAB-FM88.5 FM (Music)Mackinaw City
WICA-FM91.5 FM (News)Traverse City


Lower Lower Peninsula

Central Michigan University Public Radio

WCMU-FM89.5 FMMt. Pleasant


Delta College Public Media

WUCX-FM90.1 FMBay City


Eastern Michigan University Public Radio

WEMU-FM89.1 FMYpsilanti


Michigan Radio

WUOM-FM91.7 FMAnn Arbor
WVGR-FM104.1 FMGrand Rapids
WFUM-FM91.1 FMFlint
WLNZ-FM89.7 FMLansing
WRSX-FM91.3 FMPort Huron


Michigan State University Public Broadcasting

WKAR-AM870 AMEast Lansing
WKAR-FM90.1 FMEast Lansing


Wayne State University Detroit Public Broadcasting

WDET-FM101.9 FMDetroit


West Michigan Public Broadcasting

WGVU-FM88.5 FMGrand Rapids
WGVS-FM95.3 FMMuskegon


Western Michigan University



Underwriting of Michigan Public Radio Network is available by calling the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters at 1.800.968.7622

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