Frequency89.3 MHz (HD Radio)
FormatPublic radio, Classical music, News
SubchannelsHD2: Classical Network
AffiliationsWisconsin Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media
First air date
Former call signs
WHKW (1949–1973)
Call sign meaning
Public Broadcasting for Northeastern Wisconsin
Technical information
Facility ID63060
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT286 meters (938 ft)

WPNE (89.3 FM) is a radio station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "NPR News and Classical Network", consisting of classical music and news and talk programming. WPNE-FM also broadcasts regional news and programming from studios in the Instructional Services building at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, along with sister Ideas Network station WHID (88.1). WPNE-FM transmits from facilities shared with WBAY-TV, WIXX, and WPNE-TV in Ledgeview.

The station signed on in 1949 as WHKW, originally licensed in Chilton. It was the third FM station in the Wisconsin Educational Radio Network, forerunner of Wisconsin Public Radio. In 1973, WHKW moved to the WPNE-TV transmitter site in Green Bay after that station's launch the year before, and became WPNE-FM;[1] it also supplanted an additional Wisconsin Educational Radio Network transmitter, WHMD-FM 91.5 at Suring, which had signed on in 1965.[2]

Unusual for a market of its size, as of the end of 2022, WPNE is the only radio station in Green Bay, the Fox Cities, and the Lake Winnebago cities which transmits an HD Radio broadcast; WPNE-HD2 transmits WPR's HD Classical Network full-time.


  1. ^ "WHKW-FM to transmit from new location". Appleton Post-Crescent. January 5, 1973. p. B-11. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "WHMD-FM" (PDF). 1970 Broadcasting Yearbook. 1970. p. B-227. Retrieved September 30, 2019.

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