Posts by Tristan Sokol

From Monday, June 17 until Sunday, June 23 we are holding our very first WNUR Donor Challenge!

This is a chance for you to support WNUR’s unique, community-oriented programming. In a radio landscape dominated stations whose programming comes originates from hundreds of miles away, WNUR remains stubbornly committed to Chicagoland. Our hosts and DJs live locally and broadcast in-person from our Evanston studios. This shows in our commitment to local music, both past and present, as well as the local focus of our news, talk, and sports programming.

Your gift is used to purchase equipment for our shows. WNUR is non-commercial and non-profit, receiving its operating budget from listener support. These donations go to a number of purposes, from recording equipment for our live in-studio music show Airplay to the mixing equipment that allows our Streetbeat DJs to spin live on-air. It also covers basic equipment that helps bring you award-winning shows like WNUR News and This is Hell!

To make things even better, a generous WNUR alumnus has issued a challenge. If we receive 200 donations this week, they will contribute an additional $2000 to help bring you Chicago’s best and most unique radio content.

Please make your gift online at or by calling (800) 222-5603.


You’re looking at the new, the first phase of our plan for eventual world domination.  The site’s still a work-in-progress, but we thought we might let people peek behind the curtain and take a look at what we’re putting together. Please excuse any lingering quirks while we take care of the last few issues that arose from deployment of the site.

Here are some of the things you can do: you can stream WNUR live, view this quarter’s programming schedule, or see our recently played tracks.  Play around with the site.  (If it breaks, let us know.)  You can also visit WNUR Sports, which is just as great as it’s always been.

This is just the start of the exciting, crazy things we’ve got planned for the new, so stay tuned!

More Bounce – 10/26/11 by WNUR-FM on Mixcloud