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Established in 1974, the Friends of WILL have played an integral part in securing WILL’s future over the last 48 years. The Friends organization grew out of an American Association of University Women study group on the media, who asked then-general manager Donald P. Mullally if they could start a group to raise funds for the station. 

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Atomic Age Cocktail Party
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Music For Your tiki Bar (1044)

This time around, it's Music for Your Tiki Bar. A selection of exotica, old and new just perfect to listen to while sipping a tropical cocktail. We’re hear from…
Evening Concert
Happy Thanksgiving

An Evening Concert Thanksgiving Special

Thursday night November 24 at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 we pre-empt the “Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra” so that we can bring you a…
Clef Notes

Julia Escobar on her upcoming studio recital

Over the last year and a half, we have gotten to know Illinois Public Media’s first-ever John Frayne Classical Music Fellow, Julia Escobar, through her special episodes…


Illinois History Timeline

November 23 Illinois History Minute

It’s November 23rd --- and on this day in 1950, a house in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park was firebombed. A few months later, the house was attacked with dynamite. Percy…
The 21st Show
Host of The 21st show, Brian Mackey, interviews an artist inside Krannert Art Museum.

Best of: Touring the Black on Black on Black on Black art exhibition

We talked with the artists who created works for the “Black on Black on Black on Black" at the Krannert Art Museum.
The 217 Today Podcast
Carle Foundation Hospital has converted some adult hospital beds to be used by pediatric patients.

217 Today: Carle Foundation Hospital copes with children with RSV filling its hospital beds

In today's deep dive, we’ll learn how the Carle Hospital in Urbana is coping with the number of children with RSV filling the pediatric beds.


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…
State of Change

State of Change examines how Illinoisans manage carbon

Carbon is a key to life on Earth. Whether its air, animals, people, plants, or water, it would not be possible without carbon. Human use of carbon means Illinois and our…
Mid-American Gardener

Our Final Harvest and Seed Saving Tips

John and Kay bring in the last of their garden treats.

What to Watch This Month

With a gift of $5 or more per month, WILL Passport provides extended access to your favorite PBS and WILL-TV programs, on-demand, anytime, anywhere.

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Miss Scarlet and The Duke

As a special exclusive member benefit, WILL Passport holders can binge Season 3 of Miss Scarlet and the Duke early, before it premieres on WILL-TV in January 2023.