WUIS Expands Informational Programming
WUIS has brought several new programs to the air.
Among the weekday shows is Talk of the Nation, the most requested program by WUIS listeners. Also added are On Point, a two hour discussion and call in show and Here & Now, the latest news and expanded conversation on the day’s events. At noon, Sean Crawford and I are co-hosting a new local program, Illinois Edition , which focuses on the region, especially the arts and news. It occasionally includes live musical performances of all styles showcasing the region’s arts community.
Our weeknights include some new programs including The World, a fresh perspective of people, events and trends that shape our world, and Q, an energetic daily arts and entertainment magazine tackling the cultural issues that matter.
Favorites such as Morning Edition, Fresh Air, All Things Considered and Marketplace remain in the same time slots as before. There are a few changes on the weekend, but largely, your favorite shows are still on at the same time.
Classical music has moved to WUIS Classic, our 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all-classical channel available through streaming on your computer and through HD Radio receivers. You can contact the station for information on how to obtain a radio that picks up the HD signal.
When Karl Scroggin let us know he planned to retire, we decided to review WUIS programs to find the best path forward. We conducted a listener survey that had a great response and we have had conversations with many of the participants. It became clear that more informational programming would serve the community best and also provide the greatest opportunity for a sustainable future for WUIS. Review the schedule here.
Development Director Randy Eccles and I are happy to answer any questions or listen to any comments you may have. Feel free to call me at 217-206-6402 or Randy at 217-206-6403.
Thanks for your support of WUIS,
WUIS General Manager