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We apologize for any inconvenience listeners may have experienced with the recent downtime on our live stream. We take our online broadcasting very seriously, and we’re happy to report that our problems seem to be resolved. WNUR is back on the Web, 24/7, like you’ve come to expect. Our stream should function much more reliably now as well, so we’ll be able to avoid incidents like this going forward.

If you’re having problems with other applications or players, you may need to update the URL of our stream. This is the new URL:

Thanks, and stay tuned to this site in the coming weeks for some really exciting stuff to come!

Due to important studio maintenance, we will be airing archived programming from Sept. 4 – 7. We will not have live DJs on-the-air during this time and consequently playlist information for archived programming will not be available. We expect to resume live programming on Sept. 8.

Additionally, our web stream has been having some technical difficulties recently. We are working hard to restore it to capacity and apologize for any downtime or errors you might experience. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

Thanks for listening!

-The WNUR Staff

Sonic Celluloid is this Friday! This year’s headliner is the awesome local band Cleared, with openers Wume and Good Willsmith. Friday, May 18, 8 PM at the Block Cinema. $4 for Northwestern students, and $6 for everyone else. For more info, check it out on Facebook. is looking for current Northwestern students interested in contributing to the site for this quarter and beyond. One of our big goals for the quarter is to expand the scope of our offerings in both written and multimedia content, and we can’t do that without some help. The time commitment can be as big or small as you want it to be—whether you want to contribute on a weekly or quarterly basis, we’re happy to work with your schedule.

Here’s some of what we’re looking for:

Long-form content! Reviews, features, interviews, essays, you name it. Until now, there hasn’t been a home on-campus for meaningful, intelligent music writing. That’s gonna change. We want to put out both journalism and criticism, so feel free to apply regardless of your particular interests as a writer. No previous experience required, but you should probably know at least a little about music and a little about writing.

If you’re the kind of person who can’t go to a show without a DSLR hanging from his/her neck, we want you! We want to feature dynamic, interesting photography on the site, so let us know if you’re interested.

In collaboration with our friends at Airplay, we intend to start filming live sets by bands in the WNUR studio. If you’ve ever wanted hands-on experience filming live musical performances, here’s your chance. We’ve already got the equipment—we just need a few willing participants to help with production. Past experience with video stuff is a plus, but the cameras we use are pretty foolproof, so any interested students are welcome. Airplay does a lot of stuff on Saturdays, so availability on Saturdays is also a plus. We’d like to do our first shoot this Saturday, so let us know ASAP if that’s something you’re interested in. We’re also open to other kinds of video content–let us know if you’ve got any ideas.

After the jump, details on how to apply.