WNIJ hosts open house April 28 in DeKalb
DEKALB, Ill.—Public radio station 89.5-WNIJ invites listeners, supporters and friends to an Open House, from 3-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Broadcast Center, 801 N. First St., DeKalb. An official cake-cutting ceremony is planned for 4 p.m.
The gathering officially celebrates WNIJ’s 20 years of broadcasting with refreshments, displays of memorabilia, and staff-guided tours of the studio. The station will also debut the new “J20″ anniversary T-shirt, designed by Gregory Lang of Rockford. Guests can view all 100 listener-submitted T-shirt contest entries on display during the Open House.
It was April 28, 1991, when the broadcasting service of Northern Illinois University expanded to include a second FM signal. WNIJ, which initially featured a combination of news and contemporary jazz. WNIJ has evolved into a strong NPR News, talk and information station, airing National Public Radio’s daily news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, plus music and entertainment, evenings and weekends.
For more information about WNIJ, including live audio streaming, visit www.wnij.org.
WNIJ is the News/Talk service of Northern Public Radio, the broadcast service of Northern Illinois University.
From the April 27-May 3, 2011 issue
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