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WNIU, WNIJ begin fall membership campaigns

October 12, 2010

Photo of "On Air" light at broadcast studioTo raise the funds necessary to keep classical music on the air full-time in the northern Illinois area, WNIU hosts several brief on-air fundraising campaigns each year with the goal of turning listeners into contributing members to help pay for the programming. 

Consequently, WNIU will host a “One Day Wednesday” pledge drive between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13.

89.5-WNIJ begins its fall membership campaign with a single “Power Hour” from 7 to 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, followed by additional fundraising hours scheduled throughout the week and ending at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21.

Member support represents the station’s largest source of funding for its National Public Radio news, talk and entertainment programming. 

Secure pledges toward either station are accepted online, anytime, at or via a dedicated pledge line a (815) 753-8800 operated specifically during the on-air campaign hours.

Live audio streaming of the programming is available by clicking the “Listen Live” button at or, respectively.