Classical WNIU Weekly Special Programming

WNIU is your 24-hour classical music station for Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. Throughout the broadcast week you'll find a beautiful mix of classical music from our knowledgeable hosts. We're also proud to offer special features throughout the week to enlighten, entertain and educate:

Julie Amacher
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Each weekday at 6:01 a.m. at 4:01pm, John Birge offers historical musical insights on "Composer's Datebook."

Each Wednesday night at midnight hear an exclusive live performance of European orchestras on our bi-weekly "Euro-Classic."

Each Wednesday night at 10 p.m., Steve Seel shares two hours of the best new and contemporary classical music on “Extra Eclectic” – a program “where classical music is always arriving.”

Each Wednesday at 5:01 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:01 a.m., Julie Amacher hosts a five-minute exploration of new classical recordings and artists called "New Classical Tracks." (Also available as an extended podcast.)

Each Saturday morning at 8:01 a.m., Melissa Dundis presents “Classical Kids Corner,” a special feature for classical music’s youngest fans (and their adults). Each week, explore basic music concepts, instruments, different cultures and composers, and more.

Lynne Warfel
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Each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m., Lynne Warfel dives deep into film scores for “Saturday Cinema,” an hour of movie music.

“YourClassical Story” gives the listeners the chance to tell their story about why classical music is so meaningful to them. These short features air three times each week: Mondays in the 8 p.m. hour, Wednesdays in the 9 a.m. hour, and Saturdays in the 11 a.m. hour. Share your classical story at