WFIU Launches Second FM Station So Listeners Can Pick Talk or Music

BY BARB BERGGOETZ Choosing between classical music and quality news programming during the day is now easier for Bloomington listeners with the arrival of a new public radio channel — WFIU2. WFIU (103.7 FM) launched WFIU2 (101.9 FM), allowing Bloomington-area listeners to pick up FM radio programming that had previously been available only online or on HD radio for the last 10 years. The station also added the same programming at 100.1 FM in Seymour, Indiana. The move was made this fall to better serve WFIU’s two main audiences — classical music listeners and news followers — and to attract new listeners, says WFIU Operations Director John Bailey. Another reason for the additional station, he adds, is that despite talk […]

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B-town’s WFIU Creating Programs Heard Nationwide

BY CARMEN SIERING Public radio fans know Bloomington’s WFIU offers classical music and jazz, as well as informational and news programming. What they may not realize is that many of the local programs they enjoy are broadcast nationwide. “We’ve been active in syndication for twenty years, and dabbling in it for close to thirty,” says John Bailey, director of marketing and communication for WFIU. One of the station’s longest-running syndicated programs is Harmonia, which features music from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Launched in 1991, the show began national syndication in 1995, with more than 80 stations signing on in the first week. Night Lights, a weekly one-hour jazz program that debuted in 2004, is another locally produced music program […]

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