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WNIJ 89.5 FM is seeking volunteers for the Northern Illinois Radio Information Service (NIRIS). NIRIS is a unique broadcast service which provides current print information to blind and print-impaired citizens in the region. Volunteers are essential to the service and the station is looking for new recruits: NIRIS volunteers contribute their time and talent by...
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Beginning Oct. 1, WNIJ 89.5 FM will conduct its Rockford activities from NIU’s regional center at 8500 E. State St. WNIJ is one of two stations managed by Northern Public Radio, part of the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at NIU, which currently has studios on the NIU campus in DeKalb and at...
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...
Northern Public Radio is seeking submissions from visual artists in our listening area to be featured in the 2017 WNIJ/WNIU wall calendar. Regional visual artists working in any medium are invited to enter one original work for consideration. This is the second year for the calendar, which presents a different artist each month. WNIJ/WNIU developed...
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WNIJ 89.5 FM will feature five regional works of fiction as part of its continuing “Read With Me” book series. The series, hosted by Dan Klefstad, broadcasts interviews with the authors, who read selections of their work and share their inspirations. “Read With Me” will air every morning at 6:52 and 8:52 a.m. beginning Tuesday,...
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WNIJ is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Media Award, given annually by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northern Illinois. This annual award recognizes the contributions of a print or broadcast journalism organization whose work provides accurate information about mental illness and reflects a realistic, compassionate view of the difficulties faced...
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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...
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...
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...
Staci Hoste
Staci Hoste has been named director and general manager of Northern Public Radio, the five-station network owned and operated by NIU. Hoste served as interim director after the February 2012 death of her predecessor, the late Tim Emmons. When it became clear that Emmons would not survive his cancer, he worked closely with Hoste to craft...
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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,...