WPGU 107.1

​WPGU broadcasts a 3,000-watt signal, reaching an effective coverage area of 50 miles. WPGU can be heard throughout Champaign County as well as parts of Douglas, Ford, McLean, Piatt and Vermillion Counties.  WPGU began as an experimental radio station by engineering students at the University of Illinois. It was not broadcast, but aired via carrier AM into the dorms. If you had a radio plugged into an electrical outlet, WPGU showed up on 640 AM. After an initial technical problem, WPGU went “on the air” Dec. 7, 1953, for three hours. It played an hour of jazz, an hour of classical music and an hour of news. Now, WPGU is one of the student-run entities of Illini Media Company and broadcasts 24-7.


Contact Us

WPGU is located between Fifth and Sixth streets at 512 E. Green St., Champaign, IL 61820. Our office hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

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Our request line is open 24/7, and a DJ is ready to play the song you want to hear! Call in at 217-337-1071 or AIM us at WPGU 107.1!