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The stations of Michigan Radio are licensed to the Regents of the University of Michigan. Radio started at the University of Michigan in the early 1920s, when the University started producing programs for WWJ in Detroit. The University's strategy at the time wasn't to own stations, but to produce programs for other stations throughout the state. By the early 1940s, the University changed direction and tried to apply for an AM frequency. All AM frequencies were unavailable, so in 1944, Michigan applied for a station at 43. 1 MHz in the experimental FM band.