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Support WCBU with the NPR+ Podcast Bundle

WCBU is now offering the NPR+ podcast bundle as a special thank you gift for monthly contributors donating a minimum of $8/month.

What is NPR+?

NPR+ is a special collection of podcast benefits that includes bonus episodes, sponsor-free listening, and even early access for some of NPR’s most popular podcasts. This means you can listen to podcasts like Up First or Code Switch with no inserted sponsor breaks, and you can even enjoy bonus episodes and behind the scenes content for shows like Planet Money, Fresh Air, and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me. You can see all of the included podcasts on the homepage of plus.npr.org, but you can only get the whole bundle by donating through a specific station like ours!

How do I get NPR+?

It’s easy: Just start a recurring donation to WCBU at a minimum of $8/month on either our main donation page here or at wcbu.plus.npr.org. Once your donation is confirmed, you’ll receive an invitation via email to set up your account. In some cases, this invite may take a few weeks, so we appreciate your patience.

I’m already a donor to WCBU. Do I get access to the NPR+ Podcast Bundle automatically?

As of December 2023, yes! We are working to enable existing monthly donors access to NPR+ as a benefit without a separate donation. We appreciate your patience as we work through the new technology with our partners at NPR. Here’s the need-to-know details:

  • If you have an existing recurring donation already in our system for a minimum of $8/month, you can get NPR+.
  • It requires some work on our end to grant you access.
  • Check your inbox to see if you already have an invite to NPR+.
  • If you haven’t received an email inviting you to activate your account, but you are sure that you have an existing recurring donation for more than $8/month, then just email us at jarmst8@ilstu.edu and we’ll help you get set up!

Have questions or need help?

Check out the FAQs at the bottom of our NPR+ page here for more information. For everything else, contact us at jarmst8@ilstu.edu or (309) 438-3581.

Logos of shows you can listen to on the NPR+ podcast bundle