WNUR 89.3 FM, ‘Chicago’s Sound Experiment,’ is Northwestern University’s non-commercial, student-run radio station. We have been on the air since 1950, with programming ranging from jazz to experimental rock, house music, talk radio, sports, news, and much more. WNUR has served the counter-cultural communities of Northwestern and Chicago for 70 years, and possesses a storied history with a list of alumni including John Corbett, Will Butler, Derrick Carter, Pierre Bouvard, and Darren Rovell. Over the years, the station has repeatedly been recognized for its role in shaping the college radio landscape. Today, the station broadcasts an HD signal accessible to over 3 million listeners throughout the Chicagoland area.
As an organization, WNUR strives to provide a forum for underrepresented music and ideas by promoting musicians, musical genres, news, public affairs issues, and athletic events often overlooked by major media outlets. Moreover, we aim to provide an inclusive space for people to learn and express themselves by exploring and promoting underrepresented content, and in turn sharing that knowledge with others.
Phoneathon ensures that our station, along with its 400+ students and staff, can continue to be a voice and guiding light for underrepresented tastes, and to be a place where generations of Northwestern students can form friendships lasting a lifetime. Last year, thanks to all of our generous donors, we were able to revamp our website (wnur.org), conduct much needed repairs on our equipment, and sponsor WNUR’s first-ever music festival, Transference Fest. Without dedicated support from our community of listeners, we would not be able to provide the diverse, delightful programming that we all love.
At each of our donation levels, we would like to show our thanks with a special gift. Please refer to the descriptions under each tier (Contributor, Donor, Silver, Gold, Diamond, Platinum) for more information. Additionally, there are images of our merch below, for your reference. Thank you!