Public Safety Mission

We are a Public Safety Radio Station. When Emergency’s occur in our community we are the only Radio station in this area that is providing the up to date information relevant to the Emergency.

Please listen to our Public Safety PSA’s that run every hour. Preparedness is the best defense for an Emergency.

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.

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