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WSIU (91.9 FM, "Powered by You") is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk/information and classical music format.[1] Licensed to Carbondale, Illinois, the station serves Southern Illinois. The station is currently owned by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and features programming from American Public Media, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.[2] Programming originating from WSIU includes Celtic Connections, a Celtic music show.[3]

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CityCarbondale, Illinois
Broadcast areaSouthern Illinois
BrandingPowered by You
Frequency91.9 MHz
First air dateSeptember 15, 1958
FormatNews Talk Information, Classical Music
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT91.0 meters (298.6 ft)
Facility ID61309
Transmitter coordinates37°42′29.00″N 89°14′5.00″W / 37.7080556°N 89.2347222°W / 37.7080556; -89.2347222Coordinates: 37°42′29.00″N 89°14′5.00″W / 37.7080556°N 89.2347222°W / 37.7080556; -89.2347222
Former callsignsWSRV (1958-1960)
AffiliationsAmerican Public Media, National Public Radio, Public Radio International
OwnerSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
(Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University)
WebcastListen Live

WSIU's programming is also heard on WUSI 90.3 FM in Olney, Illinois and WVSI 88.9 FM in Mount Vernon, Illinois

WSIU first took to the air on September 15, 1958 as WSRV (Southern's Radio Voice). It became WSIU in 1960.


  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  2. ^ "WSIU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  3. ^ Celtic Connections

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