Northern Public Radio’s interim Director and General Manager is now permanent. Staci Hoste succeeds Tim Emmons, who died last February. She’ll continue to lead WNIJ, Classical WNIU and NIRIS, a reading service for the visually impaired. Hoste joined the organization in 2008 as its Development Director, or chief fundraiser. She says raising money will remain a priority for her.
WNIJ is pleased to announce the addition of a new program to our weekend schedule: Bullseye! It debuts this Sunday afternoon at 5pm.
Bullseye is a public radio show about what's good in popular culture. With a keen editorial eye, Bullseye sifts the wheat from the chaff, and brings you hot culture picks, in-depth interviews with the most revered and revolutionary creative people and irreverent original comedy. This weekend, the show features an interview with enigmatic soul singer Syl Johnson.
It's been FORTY YEARS since Charlotte's Web for the Performing Arts first started connecting Rockford to fascinating artists and musicians from all over the world! Join WNIJ and Charlotte's Web in celebrating this milestone Saturday, June 2nd with music and fun starting at 1! The Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center campus sets not one but two stages to showcase the likes of James Lee Stanley, Bonnie Kolac, Miles Nielsen, Ernie Hendrickson and many others for this full-day fest in Rockford.