Tuesday, August 07, 2007

WUIS is first station in Springfield to go digital

WUIS-WIPA, the local NPR affiliate at UIS, officially launched its digital signal on August 7, becoming the first radio station in Springfield to offer clearer sound and the possibility of more than one program stream.

Bill Wheelhouse, station general manager, noted, "Even though years ago people were skeptical that anyone would listen to FM radio, FM ended up revolutionizing AM listening. In the same way, we expect digital to be the wave of the future."

UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen said, "This is an important milestone for WUIS and the university. I'm especially excited about the learning possibilities for our students interested in journalism and broadcasting." Read more>>

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