Friday, January 13, 2017
89.3 FM WUMD broadcasts with 9,600 watts from the (W) University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The station went on the air on this day in 1972 with a 10 watt signal emanating from a cafeteria closet. At the time, they were located at 91.1 FM and carried the call letters WUSM. For a really crappy 45th birthday present, UMass Dartmouth announced last week that they would be selling the station to Rhode Island Public Radio for $1.5 million dollars. A "Save WUMD" Facebook page has been set up with information on how to contact the FCC and officially oppose the sale of the station.