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Illinois Soul is a not-for-profit public radio station licensed to Illinois Public Media and the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. FM 101.1 elevates Black voices, music, and culture throughout central Illinois, and online, with the power of public media. Illinois Soul airs NPR shows, produces local news for broadcast and the Web, and works hand-in-hand with the community to address their needs and concerns.


Left: Matthew J. Simpson, African American Business Development Manager with the State of Illinois; Right: Danville Alderwoman Tricia Teague, founder of The Trep School

A Dialogue about starting and sustaining a Black business

Listen to Dialogue: Saturdays at 11 am and Tuesdays at 7 pm on FM 101.1 and FM 90.9 HD2 Illinois Soul. Or tune in on Wednesdays at 7 pm on AM 580.

Top row: children in Danville schools, former Evanston alderman Robin Rue Simmons. Bottom row: Dr. Ama Oforiwaa Aduonum, Roger Cooper

A Dialogue about literacy rates, reparations, Rantoul police training, ‘walking with the ancestors’, and a pioneering Black classical music host

Saturday mornings at 11 and Tuesdays at 7 pm, we’re bringing you interviews, in-depth stories and events connected to Black communities in Central Illinois. 

Illinois Soul Blog

Happening Across Town - February 2024

Arts and entertainment events mentioned on Illinois Soul, FM 101.1 and FM 90.9 HD2.

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GOSPEL Stream Now (Homepage and Illinois Soul)

NPR Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concerts
Charlie Wilson performs a Tiny Desk concert.
Tiny Desk Concerts
Babyface performs a Tiny Desk concert.
Tiny Desk Concerts
Ledisi performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 20, 2017.

Meet the Illinois Soul Community Advisors

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