Student Media

Student Media Group

The Student Media Group was created in 2013, bringing together the Western Herald, WIDR 89.1 FM, and Western Herald Video (formerly Young Broadcasters of Tomorrow) under the SMG umbrella to serve the media needs of the students at WMU. The Student Media Group is supported by Student Assessment Fee (SAF) funds. 

The Student Media Group Advisory Board oversees the operations of the Student Media Group. Visit for more details. 


The Western Herald includes the student-run newspaper and video group. Visit for more details. 

 WIDR 89.1 FM

WIDR 89.1 FM is your source for Radio Evolution. Serving Western Michigan University's campus and the Kalamazoo Community by airing a "WIDeR" variety of music that is unlike any other radio station, you don't want to miss the weekly DJ schedule or events. Visit for more details.