WELY is a locally owned, community radio station in the town of Ely in far northern Minnesota. "End of the Road" radio refers to the fact that very little lies beyond the town itself except vast wilderness (and Canada.) WELY's broadcast range to these remote areas means that they are one of the very few stations that the FCC allows to air personal emergency messages. In the mid-1990s WELY was purchased by retired CBS broadcaster Charles Kuralt. It is currently owned by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.