Hey, Alexa!

Teach your Amazon Echo to play WILL

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Amazon Echo


Do you want your Amazon Echo to play WILL and NPR programming at your voice command? It’s easy to set up!

You can play our AM and FM audio streams by saying,  "Alexa, play NPR." The first time you do this, it will ask if you want to set your default station to Illinois Public Media, or WILL FM.

If you want more news and talk, select Illinois Public Media. This gets you the WILL-AM live stream.

If you want our classical music stream, with some news like Morning Edition, you should select WILL FM.

Enabling the NPR One skill will activate commands like these:

  • To listen to The 21st: "Alexa, ask NPR One to play the 21st."
  • To listen to the Closing Market Report: "Alexa, ask NPR One to play the Closing Market Report."
  • To listen to any of our podcasts like the Bandwagon: "Alexa, ask NPR One to play the Bandwagon."

You can add WILL regional news to your Alexa Flash News Brief by enabling the “WILL News” skill in the Alexa store. Then, when you ask Alexa to play the news you’ll get our newscast. Just follow these steps, and WILL will be at your beck and call!

No matter what you do with the above options, you can always say "Alexa, play AM 580" or "Alexa, play FM 90.9" to hear our live streams from TuneIn Radio.