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Sustaining Membership

Sustaining members enjoy uninterrupted membership status while eliminating the task of renewing each year. Your Sustaining Membership is not only convenient for you, it also has the added benefits of reducing our impact on the environment and lowering administrative expenses. More of your contribution will be invested in the quality programming you've come to expect. It's easy to become a Sustainer. Here's how:

  • Decide how much you want to contribute to Northern Public Radio each month.  Please note:  Due to processing fees, the minimum monthly contribution for debit/credit cards is $10, while the minimum for EFT is $5 per month.
  • Complete the pledge form, call in during our next Membership Campaign, or join anytime by calling 815-753-9000.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy public radio. Once you've signed up, you never have to worry about renewing your membership.  Your membership continues until YOU make a change.  Each month your contribution will automatically be charged, with a record of each transaction appearing on your bank/credit card statement.

Annual Membership

Station members ensure a bright future for listener-supported public radio. Your membership is a personal and direct way of keeping quality programming and community service strong at WNIJ and WNIU. Northern Public Radio is proud to provide you with the programming you value, and we are able to do so with your financial support.

Join as a new member, renew or upgrade your existing membership: Thank you...you make what we do possible!

Producers Club

Members of our esteemed Producers Club generously support the station with annual gifts of $1,200 and more. As the Producers Club continues to take shape and grow, the station is able to better forecast for future programs and projects — all aimed to best serve our listeners and their communities. To learn more about how you can become a Club member please contact our Director and General Manager Staci Hoste.

Unique Support

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Your support of the community businesses who partner with 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU is one way to show appreciation for their commitment to public radio. Here is a listing of all the recent businesses and organizations who have underwritten programming on Northern Public Radio.

Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.

  • 3M
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Aetna Life and Casualty
  • Allstate Foundation
  • Ameritech
  • Bank America
  • Bank One
  • Barber-Colman Company
  • Beloit Corporation
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • CitiCorp
  • Dain Bosworth
  • EcoLab
  • Eli Lily & Company
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Hoechst
  • Celanese
  • Honeywell
  • IBM
  • Ideal Industries
  • Johnson Controls
  • Lucent Technologies
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Motorola
  • Nalco Chemical Company
  • Northern Illinois Gas
  • Quaker Oats
  • R.R. Donnelley
  • Safely Kleen
  • Textron
  • Unilever
  • United Technologies (Sundstrand)
  • Williams-Manny
  • Wrigley Company

If your company participates, request a matching gift form, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to Northern Public Radio may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses as well.
Vehicle Donation Program
Is your old heap ready to go? It's been good to you, so why not let it do one more good deed to benefit Northern Public Radio? Click here to get started.

Become a Volunteer or an In-Kind Food/Supply Donor
Volunteers not only provide time and talent to 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU but volunteering also offers you an opportunity to see how public radio works first-hand. In-kind food and supply donors have a unique opportunity to showcase their business and products during station events and membership campaigns. Please contact us to learn more about these opportunities.

Record a Testimonial
Passionate, appreciative listeners are our best spokespeople! If you would like to share a personal story about how public radio affects or enriches your daily life, we'd like to hear it. We showcase relevant listener testimonials on our airwaves, in station communications and event displays -- to name just a few outlets. Please contact us to state your interest in writing or recording your own comments about WNIJ or WNIU.