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.
Vice President Gregory T. Roberts speaking at the dedication.
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.
Board Member Bernice Mayes speaking at the dedication.
- Industryears.com Called Us “The Best Radio Station in America”
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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
Feed the Needy Program – We serve hundreds of people with this program. In order to serve an adequate amount of people, it takes several tons of food. It is our idea not to just feed people, but provide them with healthy, nutritious food.
The Million Penny March began July 17, 2002. This annual fundraiser continues each year until we reach our goal. Our main objective is to feed the needy. We plan to provide families with food and the basic necessities. We are committed to giving.
Student Mentor Program - This is designed to educate students by allowing them to sit in with an on-air personality and learn about radio, equipment, and other aspects of radio. We will help students build skills in broadcasting, communications, leadership, and life skills .
Peace Jam Festival – This family event celebrates unity and the community coming together and participating in activities. Held at Mona Lake Park, the activities include: a health fair, food giveaways, games, prizes, talent showcases, and celebrity performances. This event has successfully ran for the past six years.
Anti-Blight Program – Every week staff members and volunteers visit different houses in the neighborhood. We cut and mow lawns. We also trim the hedges; rack leaves, and shovels the driveways of senior citizens and physically incapable people in the community.
The Yes Choir – The Yes Choir stands for (Young, Excited & Saved). Its our community choir that consist of young kids from various churches & schools. The purpose is to promote a healthy life style by the life. They meet once a week and sing at different community events
Holiday Help – During the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays we try our best to help families in the community. Whether it’s turkey giveaways or toys we make it a point to help as many members of the community as possible.
Thurgood Job Fair – provide opportunities for people to get jobs, internships, and information on companies.
Health Fairs – this consist of checking blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, amongst other things.