What digital means for WUIS'...
A digital signal allows WUIS to split its bandwidth and offer more than one channel on its digital signal.
Because of the wonderful support we have received from our listeners, we are now transmitting on three separate digital channels, as well as the traditional analog FM signal, from the WUIS antenna near Mechanicsburg, Illinois.
- 91.9-1 HD WUIS NPR is a duplicate of the current WUIS analog programming with higher audio quality.
- 91.9-2 HD WUIS Classic is a dedicated, 24/7 classical music service with local performances included on ocassion.
- 91.9-3 HD WUIS Xponential is a mix of roots-rock, folk, Americana and more.
Please support a digital broadcasting...
WUIS' digital conversion was made possible because of listeners' contributions. Nearly 250 people made additional gifts beyond their annual membership contribution to get started on this long term project. Now, you too can support the availability of more diverse public radio programmings, whether you’ll choose to tune to the main NPR channel or our Xponential or Classic music channels, or toggle between the choices. Thanks to you, WUIS paid off the loan for this project at the end of the 2012 fiscal year!
This is a transition period, just like when FM came along...
Digital radio is in its infancy. Public radio stations have been at the forefront of this new technology, because we realize how our listeners will benefit. It's so new that digital radios have only been on the market for a few years. We envision in the near future that digital radios will become standard in cars and people will transition them into their homes, just like DVD players have replaced many VHS (or Beta!) players.