WJR broadcasts live morning show from FRIB

09 May 2019

On 9 May, WJR radio (760 AM) broadcast the Paul W. Smith Show from FRIB. The visit was part of the program’s Pure Michigan Tour.

FRIB Laboratory Director Thomas Glasmacher was a guest on the program, providing information about FRIB, including the project’s progress, the science behind the laboratory, and its benefits to Michigan and the nation.

Founded in 1922, WJR is a news/talk radio station headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It broadcasts at 50,000 watts, the maximum power for commercial AM stations. Its broadcasts can be heard throughout much of the eastern half of North America at night.

MSU is establishing FRIB as a new scientific user facility for the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. Under construction on campus and operated by MSU, FRIB will enable scientists to make discoveries about the properties of rare isotopes in order to better understand the physics of nuclei, nuclear astrophysics, fundamental interactions, and applications for society, including in medicine, homeland security and industry.