By students. For students.



The Western Michigan University Student Media Group (SMG) was created in 2013. It brought together the Western Herald, 89.1 WIDR, and Western Herald Video [formerly Young Broadcasters of Tomorrow (YBOT)] under the SMG umbrella to serve the media needs of the student at WMU. The SMG is supported by student assessment fee (SAF) funds.


SMG Board Meetings

All meetings are open to the public and typically last between 1.5-2 hours. Specific dates & times for future 2021-22 meetings will be announced soon. Typically meetings are on the 2nd Friday of the month at 2 p.m.


Western Herald

Student-run newspaper & video group

89.1 WIDR

Student-run radio station



WMU Student Media Group

1903 W. Michigan Avenue

1523 Faunce Student Sevices Bldg

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5363


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