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When Jenna Dooley (then Jenna Wright) first walked into WNIJ as a college freshman, little did she know that she would build a career in public broadcasting, first as a “Morning Edition” host at WUIS-FM in Springfield, Illinois, and later returning to WNIJ as a reporter and news director. She recently garnered recognition – and...
Abraham Lincoln walks into a bar … but what does he order? According to NIU alumnus and local historian Clint Cargile, “Lincoln didn’t drink alcohol outside of the occasional toast or official function. So if Lincoln walked into a bar, he’d probably order his favorite drink … water.” However, this Thursday, Feb. 21, visitors to...
WNIJ News reporters won four top prizes in the Illinois Associated Press Broadcast News Contest for stories aired in 2017. WNIJ swept the category for “Best Use of Sound” and also was honored in the “Best Light Feature” and “Best Newswriter” categories. Jenna Dooley’s feature headlined “NIU Library Brings World War I Sheet Music To Life,”...
WNIJ 89.5 FM and NIU STEAM are partnering to create “The Sound of Science,” a weekly series explaining important science, technology, engineering and math concepts using sound. The feature will air on WNIJ at 1 p.m. on Fridays, as a lead-in to Science Friday. The first “Sound of Science” episode will air on Friday, April...
WNIJ 89.5 FM is pleased to announce a new season of “Sessions from Studio A,” its locally-produced show dedicated to showcasing regional and touring musicians. The season premieres on Thursday, Aug. 3, and features new episodes every Thursday at 7 p.m. Sessions from Studio A airs on WNIJ (89.5 FM – DeKalb/Rockford, 89.1 FM –...
Two WNIJ reporters have collected a total of three first-place awards in the annual Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters competition for 2016. The awards were presented Saturday, April 22, at the Illinois News Broadcasters Association (INBA) gathering in Urbana. There were 12 award categories in each division, and WNIJ News won three of them in the...
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