The James Madison University Radio Broadcast System is a local public information radio station that broadcasts 24 hours a day at 1610 on the AM dial [WN-YU7-23]. The system serves the JMU Campus Community and local Harrisonburg area with an approx. range of 3 - 7 miles from the on campus transmitter.
The JMU Radio Broadcast System provides up to date and timely information regarding special events on campus, parking instructions, school closings, inclement weather conditions, emergencies and other campus services such as Admissions and Visitors Center.
If you are travelling to JMU for a special event or a visit please tune to AM 1610 as you approach the Harrisonburg area for up to the minute instructions on the best way to get to your destination in a safe and timely manner.
If you are a student or employee of the University, please tune to AM 1610 during times of inclement weather to determine road conditions and for SCHOOL CLOSING INFORMATION. Broadcast messages are updated immediately after any decision by the University Administration that affects class cancellations or other University Operations. Please DO NOT tie up the University's telephone lines by calling the campus operator or the University Police for this information. New telephone numbers have been established to give you up-to-date information on university closings or late openings during inclement weather conditions. The On-Campus phone number is 3570, and the Off-Campus number is (540) 433-5300. Announcements are also made periodically on local commercial and public TV and RADIO stations.
Messages are posted and updated on the AM 1610 Radio Broadcast System by Director of Media Relations and by the Department of Public Safety during special events and other critical incidents.