Programs A-Z

  • The Lyric Opera of Chicago

    August - September 2017

    Kicking off the nine-opera series, and launching Lyric’s much-anticipated new Ring cycle, is Das Rheingold – withcaptivating performances by Eric Owens,...

  • American Routes is produced in New Orleans, and presents a broad range of American music:  blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and...

  • City Symphonies presents music from four, world-class regional orchestras on a seasonal basis.

    • Summer: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
    • Fall: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra<...
  • WNIU is the only full-time, 24-hour-a-day, commercial-free classical music radio station in Northern Illinois.  And it's all made possible with your support.  Thank you.

  • With host John Diliberto, Echoes brings together a wide array of styles, from acoustic to electronic, jazz to space music, the avant-garde to rock.

  • Encore on WNIU is an occasional series which airs on select Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

    Host, Eric Hradecky presents performances and commentary from regional...

  • Exploring Music is a one-hour show hosted by Bill McGlaughlin, a musician, conductor, composer and broadcaster.  This program delves into a wide assortment of topics in classical music ranging from composer biographies to...

  • Friday Festival is dedicated to limited-run music series and individual performances. To start this series, WNIU will present guests and composers of the highest caliber from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival...

  • Get your weekend off to a rousing start when you join host Harold Brown for a three-hour mix of the best traditional and contemporary blues.

  • WNIJ is your station for in-depth news and intelligent talk. But we know how to have a little fun, too. Join David Rosik from 1 to 4 each Saturday afternoon for three hours of music that gave birth to rock-n-roll.

  • Sessions From Studio A is a new, local program dedicated to showcasing regional and touring musicians,  featuring  performances recorded in our very own Studio A in DeKalb.

    The program presents genres of music ranging from folk...

  • Take two nationally respected rock critics, the latest music news, personal commentary, and exclusive interviews and performances, add a huge pile of records old and new, and the result is Sound...

  • Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it.  Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio...

  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Radio Broadcast Series features live concert performances recorded at Symphony Center, alongside selections from the orchestra’s expansive catalog of recordings. Listen Tuesdays for the...

  • The Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical music program in radio history.

  • New York Philharmonic This Week is hosted by Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and includes recent performances by the orchestra, interviews with musicians, guest artists and conductors.

  • World Cafe is the premier public radio showcase for contemporary music, serving up an eclectic blend that includes blues, rock, world, folk, and alternative country.  Host Talia...