About Us

WESM 91.3 FM is a 50,000 watt non-commercial public radio station, serving Maryland and Virginia’s Eastern Shore, as well as Southern Delaware, Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck.  Also, our 24/7 live audio stream draws listeners from around the world. Licensed to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, WESM has served Delmarva and surrounding regions for over three decades. 

WESM is an NPR member station and is also affiliated with Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM) and BBC World Service.  Because of this, we’re able to provide a wide variety of news and information programming from around the nation and the globe, as well as news targeting the state of Maryland.  Our music programming consists largely of jazz, but WESM also carries blues, folk, and world music.

WESM 91.3 FM began broadcasting in March of 1987 and our license is held by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore located in Princess Anne, Maryland. The University is a governed by the University System of Maryland (USM).  The governing body for the University System of Maryland is the Board of Regents.  A list of the schedule of meetings, agendas and minutes for the Board of Regents is available at:  www.usmd.edu/regents

Additionally, WESM 91.3 FM offers the public an opportunity to better understand our governance, financial accountability, equal employment objectives, and ongoing goals for diversity. Learn more about our Station Transparency Open Records at wesm913.org/open-records