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WILL - WILL Highlights - January 14, 2014

Download the WILL Radio App

Take WILL with you anywhere you go! Download our app for your phone or tablet.

Screen shot of WILL radio app

Take WILL with you anywhere you go. If you have an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, just head to the app store and do a search for "WILL Radio." The new WILL app allows you to stream our AM and FM stations, stay up to speed on the latest news coverage, listen to past episodes of your favorite programs on demand, and much more.

Get the app for your iPhone or iPad.

Get the app for your Android device.

The WILL Radio App allows you to listen to WILL AM and FM, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule for WILL streams all at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for programs, bookmark a program for later, and wake up to WILL with the alarm clock!

Live Streaming
• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch a comment you just missed!
• Listen to live streams from WILL even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite station starts playing – no clicks to start listening.
• Integrated program schedules for all of the WILL streams!
• One click stream switching – flip over to the program you noticed on another stream with a single click.
• Listen to WILL in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!

On Demand
• Access WILL’s programs easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to programs, individual segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs.
• The WILL Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or program segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

Search
• The unique “Search Public Radio” feature finds stories or programs across hundreds of stations and web pages and makes it easy to play instantly.

Additional features
• Easily share stories and programs with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to your favorite station.


WILL - WILL Highlights - January 01, 2014

All Songs Considered

1 pm Sundays on WILL-AM: Host Bob Boilen spins new music from emerging bands.

collage of artists who have been featured on All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered is NPR's guide to discovering new music below the radar. Every week, host Bob Boilen and producer Robin Hilton go through hundreds of new CDs to find sneak previews of music that's worth getting excited about, whether it's the latest Swedish pop band, a hip hop artist going ambient, or a singer-songwriter with a twisted new take on love. Sometimes, artists or critics stop by All Songs Considered with their top picks. It's the perfect show for listeners who love to stay current, but can't always wade through a myriad of sources.

All Songs Considered started as a Web show in 2000 after receiving countless letters from listeners who wanted to know more about the music played between stories on NPR's evening news program, All Things Considered. Now All Songs Considered has become a destination for artists such as Bjork or T. Bone Burnett to spin their favorite tunes, or musicians such as Wilco, St. Vincent, Wild Flag or Bon Iver to webcast their live concerts. It is a show that one week can feature the music of Portugal and the next feature The Black Keys or Andrew Bird.

Visit the show's website where you can listen to past shows.
 


WILL - WILL Highlights - December 30, 2013

Changes to WILL-AM schedule

Commodity Week now airs live at 2:30 pm Fridays. NPR's Ask Me Another (puzzles, games and trivia) and All Songs Considered (new music from emerging bands) join the schedule.

The new year brings two new NPR programs to the weekend lineup and moves WILL Agriculture’s Commodity Week to a live broadcast at 2:30 pm Fridays from its former 11:30 am Saturday slot. The changes took effect Friday, Jan. 3.

“Listeners who depend upon timely agricultural information no longer need to wait an entire day for the broadcast,” WILL’s content director David Thiel said. “Not only will Commodity Week be available earlier, it will be conveniently paired with The Closing Market Report, our other signature agricultural series.”

NPR’s Ask Me Another joins the Saturday schedule at 11 am. The new program blends brainteasers and trivia with comedy and music. Hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg, storyteller for The Moth, Ask Me Another invites in-studio guests and listeners to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.

Each hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then take a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her.

With the close of State of the Re:Union’s fall season, NPR’s All Songs Considered fills the space at 1 pm Sundays. It’s a weekly online multimedia program started 14 years ago by NPR’s All Things Considered director Bob Boilen, and has become known as a source of discovery for new music of many genres. The half-hour program is followed by State Week in Review, which had been in the AM schedule at 11 am Saturdays.


WILL - WILL Highlights - December 20, 2013

‘We Are Monticello’ now online

The whole show, created by residents of the town with the help of WILL-TV, is online for you to view.


WILL - WILL Highlights - December 18, 2013

Watch Prairie Fruits Farm film online

Course Work, our short film about Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery, is now available for viewing online.

WILL-TV's Tim Meyers films the documentary

WILL - WILL Highlights - November 11, 2013

Fifth season of Downton Abbey to air on Masterpiece

As American audiences get ready for the Jan. 5 season premiere of Season 4 of Downton Abbey, PBS' Masterpiece announced that Downton Abbey will return for a fifth season.

Lady Mary and Branson with the children

Downton Abbey, the award-winning drama hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as “an absolute pleasure to watch,” will return to Masterpiece on PBS for a fifth season.

“As American audiences ready themselves for the January 5th premiere of Season 4, our devoted Downton fans will rest easy knowing that a fifth season is on the way,” says Masterpiece executive producer Rebecca Eaton. Downton Abbey Season 4 recently completed its run in the UK, where it drew 11.8 million average viewers – making it Britain’s highest-rated television drama in 2013. Earlier this year, more than 24 million viewers watched the third season of the series in the U.S., making it the most-watched drama in PBS history.
  
Downton Abbey Season 4 will air on Masterpiece Sundays, Jan. 5 through Feb. 23, on PBS.


WILL - WILL Highlights - October 18, 2013

Creating a Farm-to-Table Documentary

Read our blog to follow along as we get our farm-to-table documentary ready for WILL-TV prime time in December!


WILL - WILL Highlights - September 02, 2013

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WILL - WILL Highlights - September 02, 2013

Join us on a trip to Alaska in July!

Breathtaking vistas, wildlife roaming free, and coaching in wildlife photography make this an unforgettable visit to America’s land of the midnight sun.

Ship in Alaska

WILL - WILL Highlights - August 09, 2013

Design a T-Shirt Inspired by NPR Sounds

 NPR & Threadless are co-hosting a T-shirt design challenge. Make some art! Win some cash! Help your member station (that's us)!


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