American Routes has made its list, and there's no need to check it twice. Join us for our favorite holiday tunes, from the hep jive of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis, to the cool sentiments of Frank Sinatra and Elvis, and the ecstatic vibe of Celia Cruz and Bela Fleck. Plus yuletide memories from Diana Krall, Soloman Burke and other special guests. Be ready to bachata, boogie and second line as we celebrate the season. Join us Saturday, December 22nd at 7pm on 89.5, WNIJ.
Moving selections of choral classics celebrating Christmas. The Dale Warland Singers provided magical performances to listeners across the country for over 30 years and were acclaimed as America's premiere choir. Their signature holiday concert—beloved by public radio listeners nationwide—was the annual Echoes of Christmas program. Drawing upon the archive of their live performances, Dale Warland and host Brian Newhouse create a very special Christmas musical treat.
As you put the finishing touches on your holiday celebrations, Sunday Baroque will create a warm and lovely environment featuring a variety of recent and classic recordings of baroque holiday music. In the 8am hour of the show, we'll hear selections from Johann Sebastian Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Join us Sunday, December 23rd at 8am on Classical WNIU, 90.5.
This afternoon, President Obama will hold his first news conference in eight months. WNIJ will bring you live coverage starting at 12:20pm. We expect the President to address his re-election victory, the impending "fiscal cliff" and negotiations with Congress, as well as the resignation of CIA Director Petraeus and the questions surrounding General John Allen, the commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Haven't taken care of your Halloween decorating yet? While you take the time this weekend to set up the cobwebs, scarecrows and jack-o'-lanterns, tune into The Saturday Blues Halloween Special for your soundtrack! It's your chance to hear tunes played only once a year by Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Dr. John, James Brown and many more. Join Patrick Sheehan for The Saturday Blues Halloween Special, this Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 on 89.5, WNIJ.
Freakonomics Radio explores “the hidden side of everything.” It will tell you things you always thought you knew but didn't, and things you never thought you wanted to know, but do. Stephen Dubner hosts our five, one-hour specials air at 6pm Monday through Friday this week.
Prosecutors in Colorado today charged James Holmes with 24 counts of murder and 116 counts of attempted murder in the July 20 deaths of 12 people and wounding of 58 during a shooting rampage at a movie theater in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
This story originally aired during the summer of 2012.
In the first of a two-part series, WNIJ’s Jenna Dooley finds out what it means to live in Rockford.
Michelle and Lawrence Boyd hit a road block in raising seven children when Lawrence lost his job after 17 years. They found a fixer-upper on Park Avenue near downtown Rockford a little more than two years ago. Michelle said it had a new roof and a new furnace, enough to house her growing family: