WUIS 91.9 FM is a national public radio serving the boundaries of Illinois. It is campus broadcaster owned and controlled by the University of Illinois at Springfield. The radio provides all of its services without any charges. Hence, it relies on donations of its fans to meet its daily expenses. The power utilized by the broadcaster to serve the boundaries of Springfield is about 50,000 watts. The listeners of Springfield browse the broadcaster on the frequency of 90.9 MHz as well as on HD radio. Another translator of WUIS called WIPA, serve the public of Pittsfield region.
The contents of the channel are broadcasted from the format of Public Radio and Classical music. From community updates to international stories, the station tries to cover every major hot topic with the blend of entertainment. It also updates its listeners with National Public news and Talk Programming.
The first WUIS 91.9 FM aired its signals was on 3rd January 1975 under the call letter of WSSR. At that time, the station worked under Sangamon State University. Later in 1995, Sangamon State University merged with University of Illinois, the channel continued under the new owner and shifted to its current call sign. Its call letter also points towards its current owner. The broadcaster is also familiar in the market by its brand name “NPR Illinois” which was taken in 2015. The channel is also quite active on popular social media hubs.
WUIS 91.9 FM Shows
BBC World Service
Travel with Rick Steves
Weekend Edition Sunday
This American Life
Here and Now
Official website of the channel is nprillinoi.org.