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Broadcast area Indianapolis, Indiana [1]
Branding The Diamond
Slogan A Different Kind of Public Radio
Frequency 88.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1962
Format Jazz and classical
ERP 8,000 watts
HAAT 279 m
Class B
Facility ID 69115
Callsign meaning W Indiana Central Radio
Owner University of Indianapolis
Website wicronline.org

WICR (88.7), Indianapolis, Indiana, is an 8,000–watt, Class B public radio station at the University of Indianapolis that broadcasts to listeners in the Indianapolis metropolitan area.

WICR began broadcasting in 1962 with ten watts of power. Today, the station offers a wide variety of public radio programming that reaches across central Indiana. In 2004, the station began broadcasting in HD Radio.[1] It also streams its programming from the station website. WICR is a student-operated radio station overseen by full-time faculty/staff of the University of Indianapolis and a student management team. Students enrolled in the Applied Radio course at the university are responsible for weekly shifts, producing shows, sports broadcasting, and updating the web site and social media. WICR also operates a CHR station, WICR-HD3, known as UIndy Radio.

The station is licensed to the University of Indianapolis Board of Trustees.

Signal coverage[edit]

The station's main signal extends from northern Monroe County, to parts of Columbus, Muncie and West Lafayette, and in some parts of Marion, Indiana.


WICR features classical music and jazz programming. The weekday schedule consists of classical music in the morning hours and jazz in the afternoon and evening. University of Indianapolis students are on the air during the jazz programming. All of the classical music on the station is syndicated. The station also features a variety of locally-produced music, arts, and community programs. WICR broadcasts all University of Indianapolis football and basketball games either on 88.7 fm or on wicronline.org


WICR is involved in a number of events throughout the year. During the fall and spring WICR conducts a listener fund drive to raise money for events. In the spring WICR also hosts a jazz festival on the campus of the University of Indianapolis. During the fall, WICR has a large presence at Indy Jazz Fest, an annual festival held in Indianapolis. WICR also participates in various other jazz festivals and concerts held around the city during the summer.


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Coordinates: 39°53′38″N 86°12′22″W / 39.894°N 86.206°W / 39.894; -86.206