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00000179-e1ff-d2b2-a3fb-ffffd9510001WNIJ is celebrating 30 years of broadcasting this year - we went on the air April 28, 1991 - and we're asking you to celebrate with us! We're compiling 30 reasons (or more!) to love WNIJ.So tell us about your favorite program, host, story, or driveway moment, and we'll add it to our list. Leave us a voicemail at 815-753-9300, or click here to submit a message from your computer or mobile device.

Reason #23: All Things Considered

  All Things Considered was a pioneering program on NPR when it debuted on 90 public radio stations in 1971. The name pretty much sums up the program and WNIJ listeners have enjoyed this variety for the past three decades. Many local hosts have kept you company on your evening commute home in northern Illinois, including Drew Leifheit, Simone Orendain, Chris Lehman, Guy Stephens, and Susan Stephens.

It’s your constant companion every weekday with national hosts Ailsa ChangAudie CornishMary Louise Kelly, and Ari Shapiro. You can also enjoy the show on the weekend with Michel Martin.

And of course there’s that iconic theme song that we all hum along to.   

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