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Broadcast Radio

WNIJ and WNIU broadcast signals reach much of Northern Illinois. Our primary signals originate from our broadcast tower in Lynnville Township, IL, and reach the metro areas of DeKalb/Sycamore and Rockford. Additionally we have repeaters located in Freeport, Sterling and La Salle. Click here for a map of coverage as well as broadcast frequencies.



Just click the 'Listen Live' button at the top of this website to enjoy our live streams, and click the 'play' button on our stories to hear or see the audio and/or video. Please click here if you need help with our stream.



The WNIJ & WNIU apps are available free of charge on Android and Apple devices. It featues live streaming and your favorite WNIJ and NPR programs on demand. 

Download WNIJ App: iPhone | iPad | Android

Download WNIU App: iPhone |iPad | Android


  • Listen on your schedule. If you missed your favorite program, just listen through the app any time you want.
  • Use the alarm clock feature to wake up to WNIJ or WNIU.

** The WNIJ and WNIU apps are funded by the Shade Family Foundation **



If you have a smartphone, the most convenient way to listen to podcasts is on an app, like Apple Podcasts or Google Play. These and other podcast players allow you to "subscribe" to different podcasts so that you will be notified every time a new episode is released. The majority of podcasts are free to listen. Subscribing to a podcast simply means that you will be notifed about new episodes. You can also choose for new episodes to download automatically to your phone.

Search for our podcasts by name in your app:

  • Perspectives
  • Teachers' Lounge
  • Sessions from Studio A

Smart Speakers

You can live stream WNIJ or WNIU with your smart speaker. Just use the invocation and say "play WNIJ" or "play WNIU".