Interlochen Public Radio

Interlochen Public Radio

Infobox Radio station
name = IPR Music Radio

city = WIAA: Interlochen, Michigan
WIAB: Mackinaw City, Michigan
WICV: East Jordan, Michigan
area = WIAA: []
WIAB: []
WICV: []
branding = IPR Music Radio
slogan =
airdate = WIAA: 1963
WIAB: October 1, 2000
WICV: 1989
frequency = WIAA: 88.7 MHz
WIAB: 88.5 MHz
WICV: 100.9 MHz
format = Public: Classical
power = WIAA: 100,000 watts
WIAB: 20,000 watts
WICV: 2,800 watts
erp =
class = WIAA: C
callsign_meaning = WIAA: Interlochen Arts Academy
WIAB: same as WIAA
WICV: Interlochen Center for the Arts
former_callsigns = WIAA:
WDQV (7/3/00-7/25/05)
WAAQ (2/8/99-7/30/00)
WIZY (7/1/87-8/11/03)
owner = Interlochen Center for the Arts
webcast =
website = []
affiliations = NPR
Infobox Radio station
name = WICA

city = Traverse City, Michigan
area = []
branding = IPR News Radio
slogan =
airdate = September 13, 2000
frequency = 91.5 MHz
format = Public: News/Talk
power = 4,000 watts
erp =
class = C3
callsign_meaning = Interlochen Center for the Arts
former_callsigns =
owner = Interlochen Center for the Arts
webcast =
website = []
affiliations = IPR, NPR

Interlochen Public Radio, established in 1963, is a network of public radio stations in Northern Michigan. It broadcasts classical music and news on four stations for northwest lower Michigan. It is operated by the Interlochen Center for the Arts, with studios on the center's campus in Interlochen, Michigan. It is an affiliate of National Public Radio and Public Radio International.

IPR Music Radio provides classical music and NPR news updates. It is heard on WIAA (88.7 FM) Interlochen, WICV (100.9 FM) East Jordan/Petoskey, and WIAB (88.5 FM) Mackinaw City. IPR News Radio, providing news and talk from NPR and other sources, is heard on WICA (91.5 FM) Traverse City. Both IPR Music Radio and IPR News Radio are streamed on the Internet.

For most of the last quarter-century, IPR has been among the national leaders in per-capita listener support among NPR stations. This is no small feat, as it is one of the smallest members of the NPR system.

Member Stations


WIAA is the flagship station of the IPR Music Radio network, and began broadcasting in 1963 at 88.3 FM. By 1985, the station had moved to 88.7 FM and boosted its power to 100,000 watts. WIAA's signal covers a large portion of northwestern and west-central lower Michigan, from Big Rapids to Gaylord and beyond.

Morning music host Dick Wallace is a veteran of Detroit radio, having worked at now-defunct Detroit classical-music station WQRS (now WMGC-FM) for many years. He also hosts a show called "Pops Potpourri" on Saturday nights.

Unlike many NPR-affiliated stations, WIAA and its simulcast partners (WICV and WIAB) devote almost all of their broadcast schedule to classical music and do not air NPR news shows such as "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", although they do feature hourly news updates from NPR. NPR news shows are, however, available over a portion of IPR Music Radio's listening area on CMU Public Radio, and in Traverse City on WIAA's sister station WICA (see below).

WIAA programming is also heard in Manistee, Michigan, on translator station W273BO at 102.5 FM, which is owned by Radio Assist Ministry. WIAA also formerly operated a translator station in Traverse City, W264AC (100.7 FM), meant to fill in dead spots in the main signal's coverage in Traverse City; this translator went off the air in 2000.


The original call sign for 88.5 FM's construction permit was WAAQ, but the station was never on the air with those calls. It signed on as WDQV, "88-Dot-5 Dove FM," airing a satellite-fed contemporary Christian music format from Salem Communications ("Today's Christian Music"). Interlochen purchased WDQV in March 2005, and after a brief period of silence, 88.5 FM became WIAB, simulcasting WIAA, in July.

WIAB was formerly simulcast on a translator in Mackinaw City, W237CF (95.3 FM), which was formerly owned by Xavier University and then Cincinnati Classical Public Radio as a translator of WVXU 96.7 FM (now WRGZ) in Rogers City, Michigan. W237CF is now owned by Baraga Broadcasting and simulcasts Catholic radio station WTCK in Charlevoix.


WICA 91.5 FM began broadcasting on September 13, 2000. On a historical note, this call sign was used by a station in Northeastern, Ohio until the mid seventies. At 4,000 watts, its signal does not have nearly the reach of WIAA, presumably to protect WMHW-FM in Mount Pleasant.


WICV 100.9 FM began broadcasting in 1989 with the call sign WIZY.


* [ - WIAA History]
* [ - WIAB History]
* [ - WICA History]
* [ - WICV History]

External links


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