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City Peoria, Illinois
Slogan "Community Radio; Voice of the People"
Frequency 90.7 MHz
First air date June 2010[1]
Format Community radio
ERP 500 watts
HAAT 81 meters (266 ft)
Class A, NCE
Facility ID 90309
Transmitter coordinates 40°46′46.1″N 89°39′18.4″W / 40.779472°N 89.655111°W / 40.779472; -89.655111Coordinates: 40°46′46.1″N 89°39′18.4″W / 40.779472°N 89.655111°W / 40.779472; -89.655111 (NAD83)
Affiliations KZGM;[2] Illinois Central College;[3] Pacifica Radio[1]
Owner Sirius Syncope Inc.
Website http://wazufm.org/

WAZU is a non-commercial educational (NCE) public radio station on 90.7 MHz at Peoria, Illinois. It is owned by Sirius Syncope, a not-for-profit organization in West Peoria, Illinois.

Station manager Jeremy Styninger applied for a license in March 1998.[2] The station received its construction permit on 30 May 2007.[4] In a December 2009 Illinois Central College board meeting, the college president announced an ICC contract to establish the station, and a map showing coverage from Mendota to Mason City and from Bushnell to Streator.[5]

The station was reported on the air with Pacifica Radio programming on or before June 18, 2010.[1] The station received its license on June 23, 2010,[4] and was being operated by Illinois Central College with 36 hours/week of syndicated talk programs by the beginning of July 2010.[3] By the end of July the station was simulcasting 88.1 KZGM Cabool, Missouri, with KZGM providing both Missouri and Peoria weather forecast announcements, while preparing for full Illinois Central College use.[2] The first locally produced and longest running show is called "Peoria Underground Radio With Dj Mac & Hoz-B", it first aired on August 3, 2010 and ran for 2 hours. Peoria Underground Radio original schedule was every Tuesday starting at 10pm with a repeat of it that following Thursday in the same time slot, it featured local hip-hop, rap, and R&B as well as underground music from all over. Since then it has been changed to Saturday nights starting at 10pm and is now a five-hour show, the show is often live from local area clubs or bars, and the format slightly changed also, although mostly hip-hop and rap.[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b c "Radio News and Notes". Radio/DX Information from Wisconsin. Tim Noonan. Retrieved 2010-07-04. The date (which changes at midnight central) indicates when I typed the item, not necessarily when the change took or will take place ... June 18: IL Peoria WAZU 90.7 signs on with liberal talk from Pacifica (John Clemmer) 
  2. ^ a b c Tarter, Steve (2010-07-31). "On the Air: Something new hits airwaves". PJStar.com. Peoria, Illinois: Gatehouse Media. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ a b Tarter, Steve (2010-07-04). "On the Air: ICC radio to connect with community". Peoria Journal Star. Peoria, Illinois: Gatehouse Media. p. C3. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  4. ^ a b Query the FCC's FM station database for WAZU. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  5. ^ "Illinois Central College: Open Session of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Minutes" (PDF). 2009-12-17. Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  6. ^ called the station
  7. ^ http://wazufm.org/peoriaunderground/
  8. ^ http://djmac50.wix.com/mac#!mac%27s-page
  9. ^ http://djmac50.wix.com/mac#!show-page

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