Broadcast areaEau Claire/Chippewa Falls
Frequency96.3 MHz
FormatCommunity Radio
AffiliationsPacifica Radio Network
OwnerNorthern Thunder, Inc.
First air date
April 2005
Technical information
Facility ID131585
ERP100 watts
HAAT−5.2 m (−17 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°48′39.00″N 91°29′50.00″W / 44.8108333°N 91.4972222°W / 44.8108333; -91.4972222
WebcastListen Live

WHYS-LP (96.3 FM) is a radio station located in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin media market. The station is currently owned by Northern Thunder, Inc.[1] The station presents a wide variety of music and public affairs programming including the syndicated weekly radio news magazines Democracy Now! and Between the Lines.[2]

In addition to its radio programming, the station hosts annual events including a bluegrass festival, Saint Patrick's Day celebration, 24 hour trivia marathon, and Earth Day celebration.[3] Grammy-winning musician Justin Vernon worked at the station during its early years, and the station was the first to play his music.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "WHYS-LP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WHYS Radio - Schedule". www.whysradio.org. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  3. ^ Paulseth, Measha Vieth, photos by Andrea. "A Decade of Bluegrass". volumeone.org. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  4. ^ "Finding Bon Iver on radio in Eau Claire". Leader-Telegram. 2014-12-01. Retrieved 2018-04-14.

44°48′39″N 91°29′50″W / 44.81083°N 91.49722°W / 44.81083; -91.49722