|Broadcast area||Indianapolis, IN |
|Slogan||A Different Kind of Public Radio|
|Frequency||88.7 (MHz)(also on HD Radio)|
|First air date||1962|
|Format||Jazz and classical|
|Callsign meaning||W Indiana Central Radio|
|Owner||University of Indianapolis|
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. 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.
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.
- http://www.hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=41 HD Radio Guide for Indianapolis
- WICR official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WICR
- Radio-Locator information on WICR
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WICR