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WNIJ-89.5 FM presents local and national programs as part of its continuing effort to bring a variety of quality and relevant radio to northern Illinois. Beginning Monday, Aug. 1, the station will launch a new schedule of programming designed in accordance with its mission to share ideas, encourage thought, give pleasure and create community. Staci...
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Take a glimpse into a world you can’t see with “Invisibilia,” a new program on 89.5 WNIJ about the unseen forces that shape human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts. NPR’s award-winning Science Desk produces the one-hour show, which takes its name from the Latin word meaning “all the invisible things.” Listen to the show...
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Through a recent NPR News story, listeners to WNIJ (89.5 FM) got a taste of the world of snake handling in Appalachia’s Pentecostal churches. WNIJ’s new “Community Read Project” delves deeper into this culture through an upcoming radio feature and interactive discussion online. In the NPR story, Preacher Coots says, “We sing, we preach, we...
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With production of Talk of the Nation ceased, WNIJ radio is taking the opportunity to refresh its daily lineup and provide more news throughout the day. Here’s what listeners will hear after The Diane Rehm Show (9 to 11 a.m.) each weekday on 89.5 FM or streamed online: Here and Now (11 a.m. to 1...
Susan Stephens
WNIJ’s Sue Stephens has won first place in the nationwide Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) Awards for Best Writing, presented Saturday night in Cleveland. She won the award for her story “Rick’s Picks: Cheap Trick guitarist’s life on display in Rockford,” a feature which aired Aug. 13, 2012, during Morning Edition. The story chronicled...
Jenna Dooley
WNIJ (89.5 FM) reporter/morning show producer Jenna Dooley has been named “Newsfinder of the Year” by Illinois Associated Press. The award winner is chosen by Illinois AP staff and recognizes one reporter for outstanding cooperation with the news service. AP depends on its members to share news of state-wide interest. Dooley joined WNIJ’s news department in...
Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me!
The popular National Public Radio news quiz show “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me” takes over the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. This Chicago-based production features host Peter Sagal, official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell and a panel of writers and humorists who help celebrity guests and play-at-home...
Jenna Dooley
News reporter Jenna Dooley has come board full-time as Morning Edition producer at Northern Public Radio. No stranger to the area or to the radio station, Dooley earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from NIU and has served as weekend host and part-time reporter for WNIJ. She spent several years working for WUIS Public Radio...
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Dan Gediman, executive producer of National Public Radio’s “This I Believe” series and co-editor of the books, “This I Believe” and “This I Believe II” is coming to NIU. Gediman will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, and 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. For...
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Northern Public Radio was one of eight public radio organizations nationwide selected to participate in a special 11-week training session on advancing the use of digital media to enhance the public radio experience. The training program is funded by the Knight Foundation through NPR (National Public Radio). Development Director and Interim General Manager Staci Hoste,...
Tim Emmons
Tim Emmons, director and general manager of Northern Public Radio since 1997, died at home Saturday after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 53. Emmons is survived by his wife, Charlene, their son, Daniel, and their daughter, Jordan. Funeral services are planned during the morning of Saturday, Feb. 25, at Christ Community Church,...
Seems like just yesterday that National Public Radio’s Carl Kasell was in town to help launch WNIJ, the news-talk station of Northern Public Radio. Twenty years later, WNIJ is stronger than ever, thanks to its loyal listeners and supporters. Join WNIJ in welcoming Kasell, the retired NPR newscaster and official “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell...
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