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WMU students hope to save college newspaper and radio station

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KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Students at Western Michigan University are hoping that the college gets to keep its newspaper and radio station. There will be a vote this week on whether to charge everyone a five dollar fee each semester to fund the continued operations of WIDR and The Western Herald, as funding for the two programs has been cut by WMU leadership.

Ambrosia Neldon is news editor for The Herald. She says that without these media outlets, WMU students will lose key assets that keep them connected.Neldon says that The Western Herald is all online now, but it still costs something to run it. The paper's been around since 1916, and the radio station has been there since 1952.