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Local artists are invited to share their vision as the station looks back on three decades and forward to the future of public radio. Vani Subramony doesn’t fully remember why she entered the WNIJ 20th anniversary design contest ten years ago (she was only seven years old at the time), but she does remember embracing...
A collaboration between public radio station WNIJ and students in NIU’s data visualization courses helps to build student portfolios and improve reporting in the region. In early 2016, local public radio station WNIJ obtained a data set related to overdose deaths in a northern Illinois county. WNIJ reporter Jenna Dooley (who has since become the station’s...
“Mini disk recorder slash player.” “The old cassette recorder.” “DAT tape, known for failing miserably and getting lots of crackles as you play them back.” “Ooh. That is a… What is it? …. Tube transformer?” A lot has changed in the 30 years since WNIJ 89.5 signed on the air, as Reporter Susan Stephens and...
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,”...
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