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WILL - WILL Highlights - January 24, 2013

Rick Steves is Coming to Town!

6 pm Thursday, March 14. Reserve your spot today!

Rick Steves

The popular travel writer and public TV host will share what he’s learned in 30 years of travel during a special fundraising event at 6 pm Thursday, March 14, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Keep reading to find out how to get tickets.

Tickets are $35. Seating is limited. To make your reservation, email WILL’s Tracy Wikoff at twikoff@illinois.edu or call her at 217-333-7300.

Steves, host of the public television series, Rick Steves' Europe on WILL-TV and WILL-AM's Travel with Rick Steves, will talk about how travel has broadened his perspective and why that matters. Included are tidbits such as why India is his favorite country, why trains are pulling into European stations with birds squished onto their windshields, and how travel challenges truths we’ve always just assumed were “self-evident and God-given.”

From Kurdish wood carvers proudly holding up their chisels to teary-eyed Germans atop their new parliament building, the world is changing and America is challenged, says Steves. Today’s travel writer can be much like the medieval court jester, he says. He can bring home the truth and not get killed.

Steves will be a guest on WILL-AM's Focus at 10 am Wednesday, Feb. 27. Do you have questions for him? Send them to will-talk@illinois.edu, post them on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Focus580 or tweet us at @Focus580. You can also call in during the show.

WILL - WILL Highlights - January 06, 2013

WILL Digital Radio

Got a digital radio? WILL Radio’s digital radio service provides three streams of content. Get all the details and enjoy more!

Circle with Digital Radio label

FM 90.9’s digital service provides three streams of content: 

  • FM 90.9 HD1 airs a simulcast of the FM music service
  • FM 90.9 HD2 airs a 24-hour music service, including programming from the C-24 classical music service and WILL-FM’s locally produced programs
  • HD3 airs the news and information service, also available on AM 580.

To tune to the new service on your digital radio, tune to FM 90.9. After a brief delay, the radio will pull in the WILL FM 90.9 HD1 signal. If you want to listen to the 24-hour music service, dial the radio up to HD2. For the news and information service, dial up to HD3. See Our Digital Radio Fact Sheet.

Hear a clearer, more reliable sound of music from 90.9

Get AM 580’s news and information 24 hours a day in Mahomet, Monticello, Decatur and even further west. Digital radio dramatically improves reception and sound quality. Within WILL-FM’s primary service area the digital signal will not be subject to interference or fading caused by buildings and other radio signals. And the background hiss heard in communities farther away from our Monticello-based transmitter (including Champaign and Urbana) is gone. The digital radio installation was funded with a $75,000 federal grant, a major gift from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) and generous gifts from a number of Friends of WILL.

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