Friday, September 11, 2009
College Radio Week - WUPX
WUPX (W Upper Peninsula Radio X) is the campus radio station for Northern Michigan University in Marquette. They began on the AM dial in 1970 as WBKX and later became a cable-only station. The switch to FM and their current call letters finally came in 1993. "The Pulse of the U.P." runs a freeform/variety format including Indie, Noise, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Metal and Classical among other other genres. Over 100 student volunteers keep WUPX on the air around the clock throughout the school term. A forthcoming automation system will allow them to operate 24-7 during summer and winter breaks.