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WUIS 91.9UIS logo.png
City Springfield, Illinois
Branding NPR Illinois
Slogan Illinois. Explained.
Frequency 91.9 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
Repeater(s) 89.3 WIPA Pittsfield
First air date January 3, 1975
Format FM/HD1: Public radio
HD2: Classical music "NPR Illinois Classic"
HD3: AAA "The X"
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 152 meters (499 ft)
Class B (NCE)
Facility ID 59012
Transmitter coordinates 39°47′0.2″N 89°26′46.3″W / 39.783389°N 89.446194°W / 39.783389; -89.446194Coordinates: 39°47′0.2″N 89°26′46.3″W / 39.783389°N 89.446194°W / 39.783389; -89.446194
Callsign meaning University of Illinois at Springfield
Former callsigns WSSR (1975-1989)
WSSU (1989-1995)
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner University of Illinois at Springfield
(Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois)
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Website nprillinois.org

WUIS (91.9 FM), is a National Public Radio-affiliated station in Springfield, Illinois, United States. It primarily features National Public Radio programming. The station is owned by and based at the University of Illinois at Springfield. It operates a full-time satellite, WIPA in Pittsfield, Illinois. WIPA serves a small portion of the Quincy market.

WUIS originally hit the airwaves on January 3, 1975 as WSSR, operated by what was then Sangamon State University. It became WSSU in 1989, and adopted its current calls when Sangamon State merged with the University of Illinois system in 1995.

WIPA was brought online in 1993.

In 2015, the station rebranded as "NPR Illinois."

HD Radio Custom Station Name[edit]

  • HD1 is a digital simulcast of the traditional analog signal's NPR news format.[1]
  • HD2 is known as "NPR Illinois Classic".[2]
  • HD3 is known as "The X".[3]

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