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About WCBU

WCBU is the public radio station licensed to Bradley University and operated by Illinois State University's WGLT.

WCBU covers nearly 1 million residents of central Illinois, operating 24 hours a day with news programs from NPR, the BBC and Public Radio International; and entertainment programs such as World Cafe and others.
WCBU2 is the station's HD service, offering classical music throughout the day. WCBU2 can be heard using HD radio receivers or online.

WCBU also operates a Radio Information Service (RIS) providing readings of national publications to hundreds of people in the coverage area who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print handicapped.

WCBU is supported by individual financial contributions; underwriting from our corporate sponsors; and federal, state and city grants.

WCBU is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News — a nationwide network of independent, nonprofit, nonpartisan news organizations. Learn more at inn.org.

Coverage Area

WCBU's analog and HD radio signal can be heard throughout the Heart of Illinois region. This coverage map provides details as to how strong our radio signal may be received depending on your location.

Technical Details

WCBU-FM is a class B non-commercial radio station that operates at a frequency of 89.9 MHz with an effective radiant power of 26,500 watts. Our transmitter facility is located in East Peoria with our studios located on the campus of Bradley University.

More information available on our Transparency and Public Files page.

Visit WCBU's Contact Page.