Wisconsin Public Radio is in the process of adding a new transmitter site to their stable of Ideas Network stations. WUWS in Ashland will replace the current low power 26 watt Ideas Network station broadcasting at 102.9 FM. The new station will have a 23,000 watt transmitter that will broadcast at 90.9 FM. According to WPS director of engineering Steve Johnston, equipment upgrades are now being carried out at the Ashland site and the new antenna will be installed over the next six months.
When fully operational, look for the new signal to cover Ashland County and most of Bayfield County. Reliable coverage should be heard from Mason to Mellen and up to Red Cliff when the new signal goes on the air next summer.