Illinois Public Media staff read proclamation of WILL-AM’s 100 years on-air

On April 6, 1922, four members of the University of Illinois’s electrical engineering laboratory put WILL-AM on the air. What would follow is a century of service to bring news, music, sports, education, and entertainment to Illinois via AM radio, then FM radio,  then television, and later the internet. On April 6, 2022, the staff […]

WILL At 100: Looking Back On A Century Of Broadcasting

URBANA – 2022 marks the 100-year anniversary of WILL-AM, the oldest component of Illinois Public Media. The University of Illinois launched the station at a time when the idea of using radio to reach a mass audience was new and cutting edge. There was no FM radio or TV, no internet or social media. The […]