Michigan Radio Expands Service to Port Huron
In a unique partnership with the St. Clair County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), which completed its acquisition of WRSX in July 2018, Michigan Radio is the exclusive provider of public radio programming for the Port Huron station, with a 24/7/365 simulcast originating from WUOM studios in Ann Arbor.
The sign on of the 91.3 FM signal with the new call sign WRSX began at noon on September 4, 2018, with the launch of Michigan Radio as the primary programming source, providing NPR news and information and Michigan Radio’s roster of local, statewide journalism content, led by “Stateside,” the station’s daily news program. In addition, local newscasts throughout the day are being broadcast live from the state’s largest public radio news staff.
“This agreement will ensure Michigan Radio’s over-air signal reaches from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron along the I-69 corridor,” Michigan Radio executive director and general manager Steve Schram said in a news release. “We’re also excited about the opportunities we can offer St. Clair County students attending RESA.”
RESA acquired the station (then known at WSGR) from St. Clair Community College. The FCC approved the license transfer in May of this year. RESA plans to supplement the programming from Michigan Radio with local programming produced by students at a future date and the partnership gives the school the opportunity to take students to Michigan Radio’s flagship station WUOM in Ann Arbor several times a year.