West Michigan Community Help Network, is a public safety nonprofit, will operate a public safety station in
support of the city of Muskegon & Muskegon Heights, Michigan Emergency Response Plan and the local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of these plans are to respond to any and all emergencies that could affect the health, safety and property of the public within the city limits.
West Michigan Community Help Network supports the Muskegon Emergency Management organization and provide vital emergency broadcasts during severe weather occurrences, community emergencies and other potential/real man-made or natural disasters.
The emergency plans, which are supported by the station, cover emergencies such as natural hazards including earthquakes, tornadoes, fire (urban and wildland), storms, floods, ice storms,
landslides, human and animal disease epidemics, drought, sink holes and mine subsidence.
Accidental disasters including accidents, explosions, equipment and dam failures, hazardous
materials and biological hazard incidents, household chemical emergencies, industrial
emergencies, transportation disasters including airline, truck and rail. Disruptions in Services – Water, sewer, communications, travel, etc.
Civil Disturbances and Terrorism including rioting and looting. Also assassinations,
bombings, cyber attacks, hijackings, kidnappings, threats of terrorism and the use of chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological weapons, weapons of mass destruction and mass casualties
The Applicant provides 24 hours daily of locally originated programming
features emergency information and resources as provided by city emergency response
personnel including local police and fire departments. WMCHN will also broadcast programming
relative to zoning, land use and design proposals within a broader community vision for physical
development that will allow the Greater Muskegon community to grow and prosper, promote economic
development and viable job development while preserving the quality of life that makes it a desirable place to work and live while protecting and enhancing existing neighborhoods,
downtown, and the rural cultural landscape. A new LPFM radio station will allow WMCHN
to expand its reach and broaden its educational efforts in meaningful ways that will provide
relevant, timely and credible local information to underserved Muskegon listeners.
WMCHN has also developed collaborative relationships with Muskegon Public Schools,
Muskegon Heights Public School, Muskegon Community College, West Michigan Therapy, Muskegon County Sheriff Department, Muskegon County Prosecutors Office, Muskegon County Probate Court, Muskegon County Community Corrections Board, Trinity Housing Inc., Muskegon Heights Fire Department, Muskegon Fire Department, Muskegon Police Department, Muskegon Heights Police Department,
Muskegon Neighborhood Associations, Local Artists, Musicians, Historians, Writers,
and Non-Profit organizations to develop educational programming, including instructional, that will improve the quality of life for the Muskegon listening audience.
The West Michigan Community Help Network (WMCHN) was established in June of 2000. We are an innovative non-profit organization that bridges the community together and offer a variety of programs that serve community members of every age and background. The WMCHN is committed to our community and programs such as Feed the Needy Program, Job Fairs, Peace Jam Festival, Health Fairs, and several other programs.
On November 15, 2001 the WMCHN was given the green light to operate a new urban, educational station for the Muskegon area. The station goals are to educate the community about issues that affect them while opening dialogue between the community and businesses. WUVS started testing its’ signal on February 21, 2002. Becoming an outlet to the public, giving them a voice to speak out, and distributing communication is something we strive to provide for the members of the community.
According to the Arbitron Ratings, we reach 14,100 people in the Muskegon, Muskegon Heights & Norton Shores communities. We reach more African American homes than any other media outlet in Muskegon, Michigan.
On August 2, 2010 we dedicated our new building to Rev. Aaron & Bernice Mayes and the Late William Paul Wright.
Contact us at:
Mayes & Wright Media Center
WUVS-lp 103.7 The Beat
1877 Peck Street
Muskegon, Mi. 49441
Phone (231) 727-5007; Fax (231) 725-0027