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WNIU Classical Music Host

Bob's managed to combine his knowledge of classical music and history with a sharp wit and a talent for foreign languages into a radio career since 1966.  Long-time listeners to WNIU (and we mean long) may remember Bob's voice from...

Manager of Content Strategy & Morning Edition Host

As Content Manager, I oversee everything broadcast on NPR WNIJ and Classical WNIU. I'm also responsible for everything that appears on this website and social media pages. If you have a comment or question about what you hear or see on any of...

WNIJ Saturday Night Blues Host

David James hosts our Saturday Night Blues show on WNIJ, the fastest three hours on radio.  He's a Northern Illinois native, and has also lived in Northern Arizona and North Carolina.  He eats, sleeps and breathes the Blues. Dave has...

WNIU Classical Music Host

Elena started her radio career in Minnesota in 2001, working as part of the production team for Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion.  She then decided it was time to put her clarinet-ing skills to work and so began performing...

WNIJ All Things Considered Host

Guy Stephens is the local host for NPR's All Things Considered on WNIJ.  He also produces news stories for the station, and coordinates our online events calendar, PSAs and Arts Calendar announcements.  In each of these ways, Guy helps...

WNIU Classical Music Host

Jeff is a public radio veteran with more than 25 years behind the microphone.  He's hosted everything from jazz to folk to progressive rock.  Jeff is a hobbyist musician and minor-league collector of musical instruments from around the world. ...

WNIU Classical Music Host

John got started in broadcasting as a news anchor at his high school's closed-circuit television station, and then at St. Olaf College in Minnesota.  After a dozen years doing virtually everything there was to do at a small public radio station...

WNIU Classical Music Host

Julie Amacher's desire to introduce others to great music is what led her to radio.  She's worked at stations in Wisconsin, Colorodo and Minnesota.  Through the years, she's earned four national awards for best announcer.  Her favorite...

WNIU Classical Music Host

Lynne recently returned to a career in radio after a four-year hiatus.  In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant.  She started "Good Dog Productions,"...

WNIU Classical Music Host

Melissa stumbled into a career in broadcasting many years ago when she moved to Wichita, Kansas to be near her soon-to-be husband.  The attraction (to radio work, that is) was immediate, and the chance to be around great music without having to...

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