Monday, May 7, 2012

WUIS to emphasize news programming starting in July

WUIS 91.9 FM, the National Public Radio outlet at the University of Illinois Springfield, is switching weekday programming largely to news and information from classical music beginning July 2.

New weekday shows will include “Talk of the Nation,” which station officials say is the program most requested by WUIS listeners. “Talk of the Nation,” hosted by veteran NPR journalist Neal Conan, will air from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other additions include “On Point,” a two-hour discussion and call-in show; “Here & Now,” the latest news and expanded conversation on the day’s events; and a new local program, “Illinois Central,” which will focus on the region, particularly the arts and news. WUIS general manager Bill Wheelhouse and news director Sean Crawford will co-host “Illinois Central.”

The changes were reported in an May 5, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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