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Northwestern University’s ad-free student radio station, WNUR draws in listeners both on and off campus through our multiple shows that span all manner of genres and include a News and Sports branch. We also host a wide variety of non-student community DJs.

WNUR is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station broadcasting at a frequency of 89.3 MHz FM and a power of 7200 watts. The WNUR studios are located in the Barbara and Garry Marshall Studio Wing of Louis Hall, on the campus of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Our station produces a signal that can be heard by nearly 3 million listeners throughout the Chicagoland area. Our programming also streams on the Web to listeners around the world. Although WNUR is student-run, its roster of DJs comprises both students and members of the WNUR community.

WNUR is licensed to Northwestern University and its operations are subject to the authority and oversight of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees and its Officers.


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WNUR is an exceptional radio station that has been delighting listeners for decades with its eclectic mix of music, diverse programming, and commitment to independent, non-commercial broadcasting. Based at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, WNUR stands as a pillar of the local community and a beloved destination for music enthusiasts far and wide. With a dedicated team of student DJs, the station consistently delivers an impressive array of genres, from jazz and classical to rock, hip-hop, and everything in between. WNUR’s programming also extends beyond music, showcasing engaging talk shows, thought-provoking interviews, and coverage of a wide range of cultural and artistic events. A testament to the power of independent media, WNUR continues to captivate its audience, foster creativity, and provide a platform for emerging artists and ideas.