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WILL at 100: For two decades, Ed Kieser was WILL’s go-to guy for weather

Weather forecasts are a standard part of nearly every radio station’s programming in the U.S. But for many years, WILL went beyond forecasts from the National Weather Service, with its own staff of weather forecasters to provide in-depth forecasts and coverage of severe weather.

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It's an Atomic Mixer! We have a sampling of all the great music we bring you week after week. We’ll hear from Blossom Dearie, Yma Sumac, Tony Bennett, The Martini…
Evening Concert

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - On Stage

Wednesday night October 5 at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 it’s the “Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra”. You’ll hear…
Classic Mornings

Queuing In Thought

Yes, I know what I said.


Illinois History Timeline

October 5 Illinois History Minute

It’s October fifth. And on this day in 1868, a huge crowd gathered in Springfield for the laying of the cornerstone for a new Illinois state Capitol building, the one we…
The 21st Show

Brittany Luse becomes host of “It’s Been A Minute”

Starting this weekend, Midwesterner Brittany Luse becomes the new permanent host of the It’s Been a Minute podcast.  
The 21st Show

Debate over sex ed in Illinois public schools

In August 2021, Illinois became the first state to officially adopt the new national sex education standards, but the law has been met with some controversy.


County Fair

County Fair

County Fair takes an intimate look at a treasured American pastime through the lives of six people whose passion, preparation, and pride come together at the local fair. The…
Mid-American Gardener

Back to School: Autumn Planting with Martie and Jen

Already thinking about what you want to add to your garden for next year? Autumn is a perfect time to plant!
Mid-American Gardener

It’s Time to Tidy Up!

Ella gives us tips to start cleaning up our gardens as summer blooms begin to fade and seeds are ready for collecting.

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Frankie Drake Mysteries

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