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Dan Klefsted of WNIJ radio invited me to have a beer with him one afternoon. We met at Twin Taps in DeKalb, and he had a proposal.
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Northern Public Radio and the Rockford Symphony Orchestra opened a new collaborative space partnership in their current Riverfront Museum Park location at 711 N. Main Street in Rockford. An open house to showcase the new space is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. “The mission of...
In the name of free speech and democracy, NIU English instructor Dan Libman is going bar hopping. In anticipation of the November elections, Northern Public Radio (WNIJ and WNIU) decided to go beyond its usual in-depth coverage of the issues and candidates. So the radio station invited Libman, a Pushcart Prize-winning author, to visit places...
Northern Public Radio is pleased to welcome Craig Hart as the new director of Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS), a Northern Public Radio broadcast service which provides current print information to blind and print-impaired citizens of Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Hart is responsible for scheduling, NIRIS programing, audio file maintenance and curation, and...
Book cover of “Snakewoman of Little Egypt”
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...
Staci Hoste
Staci Hoste, named director and general manager of Northern Public Radio exactly one year ago, was honored Thursday night as one of the Rockford Chamber of Commerce’s “Twenty People You Should Know.” Hoste and the 19 others “contribute to the civic, economic and cultural vitality of the Rockford area,” according to the chamber. “These are...
BART Bike For The Arts poster
Up for a bike ride with fellow public radio fans supporting the arts in the northern Illinois community? Northern Public Radio invites listeners to “Bike for the Arts” (aka “BART!”), scheduled Saturday, Sept. 7, in Rockford. Register as part of the WNIJ-WNIU Team to enjoy special perks such as a team photo, the station logo...
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Members of the WNIJ-WNIU listening community are invited to two upcoming “Open House Tours” at the NIU Broadcast Center, 801 N. First St. in DeKalb. Drop in at any time during either of two sessions: Wednesday, Aug. 7: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10: 9 a.m. to noon Get a staff-guided tour of the station, a...
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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...
Robert K. “Bert” Gray
Northern Public Radio has named Robert K. “Bert” Gray as its new development director. Gray is a seasoned public- and not-for-profit agency administrator and fundraiser. He brings experience in communications, marketing, planning, personnel and project management to the NIU-based broadcast service consisting of WNIJ (89.5 FM), WNIU (90.5 FM) and NIRIS (Northern Illinois Radio Information...
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...
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