WSIU
CityCarbondale, Illinois
Broadcast areaSouthern Illinois
Frequency91.9 MHz
BrandingPowered by You
Programming
FormatNews Talk Information, Classical Music
AffiliationsAmerican Public Media, National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Ownership
OwnerSouthern Illinois University-Carbondale
(Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University)
History
First air date
September 15, 1958
Former call signs
WSRV (1958-1960)
Call sign meaning
Southern
Illinois
University
Technical information
Facility ID61309
ClassB
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT91.0 meters (298.6 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
37°42′29.00″N 89°14′5.00″W / 37.7080556°N 89.2347222°W / 37.7080556; -89.2347222Coordinates: 37°42′29.00″N 89°14′5.00″W / 37.7080556°N 89.2347222°W / 37.7080556; -89.2347222
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewsiu.org

WSIU (91.9 FM, "Powered by You") is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk/information and classical music format.[1] Licensed to Carbondale, Illinois, the station serves Southern Illinois. The station is currently owned by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and features programming from American Public Media, National Public Radio, and Public Radio International.[2] Programming originating from WSIU includes Celtic Connections, a Celtic music show.[3]

WSIU's programming is also heard on WUSI 90.3 FM in Olney, Illinois and WVSI 88.9 FM in Mount Vernon, Illinois

WSIU first took to the air on September 15, 1958, as WSRV (Southern's Radio Voice). It became WSIU in 1960.

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  2. ^ "WSIU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  3. ^ Celtic Connections