WUIS

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WUIS (91.9 FM), branded on-air as NPR Illinois, is the National Public Radio member station in Springfield, Illinois, United States. It primarily features National Public Radio news and talk programming. The station is owned by and based at the University of Illinois Springfield. It operates a full-time satellite, WIPA in Pittsfield, which serves a small portion of the Quincy market.

WUIS
WUIS 91.9UIS logo.png
CitySpringfield, Illinois
Frequency91.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingNPR Illinois
Programming
FormatPublic radio
SubchannelsHD1: WUIS analog
HD2: Classical "NPR Illinois Classic"
HD3: AAA "The X"
AffiliationsNational Public Radio
Ownership
OwnerUniversity of Illinois Springfield
(Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois)
History
First air date
January 3, 1975 (as WSSR)
Former call signs
WSSR (1975-1989)
WSSU (1989-1995)
Call sign meaning
University of Illinois at Springfield
Technical information
Facility ID59012
ClassB (NCE)
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT152 meters (499 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
39°47′0.2″N 89°26′46.3″W / 39.783389°N 89.446194°W / 39.783389; -89.446194Coordinates: 39°47′0.2″N 89°26′46.3″W / 39.783389°N 89.446194°W / 39.783389; -89.446194
Repeater(s)89.3 WIPA Pittsfield
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (Classic)
Listen Live (The X)
Websitenprillinois.org

HistoryEdit

WUIS originally hit the airwaves on January 3, 1975, as WSSR, operated by what was then Sangamon State University. It became WSSU in 1989, and adopted its current calls when Sangamon State merged with the University of Illinois system in 1995.

WIPA was brought online in 1993.

In 2015, the station rebranded as "NPR Illinois."

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