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WRFU fm 104.5 Shows

After Work Drive Show with DJ BJ Clark
Tue, Thu 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The After Work Drive Show is a venue for local artists to get their music out into the community. It's a positive, energetic show that plays a fun mix of all types of music and provides inspiration to every listener. It's the kind of show that chases your worries away with its positive vibes. Home of the CU Bands and Fans 6 o'clock shout out.

DJ BJ Clark, who hosts the show, is also the WRFU station manager. And remember, as DJ BJ Clark always says, Be Positive and Stay Positive!

 

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Audio Interference
Sun 7:30pm - 7:50pm

Biweekly podcast from the Interference Archive in New York City - "exploring the relationship between cultural production and social movements".  Subjects range from community gardening to opposing mass incarceration to anti-war work to activism in 1970s women's self-defense classes ...    More about them at: http://interferencearchive.org/ or see their collected podcasts: http://interferencearchive.org/category/audio/

 

 

 

   
AWARE on the Air
Sun 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

AWARE, the Anti-War Anti-Racism Effort, works to oppose aggressive wars and to end racism. Our concerns also include the militarization of society, inequalities of wealth and opportunity, the concentration and uniformity of news sources, the global extension of American power, the demise of internationally agreed norms of behavior, the threat of corporate globalization to the common welfare, and the erosion of civil liberties.

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Be'i bal eb jich mam ~ Cultura Maya ~ Mayan Culture

Mon 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Marimba music, commentary around local issues affecting the Q'anjob'al community. We have a section on local, national, and hemispheric news on issues that matter to the community. We hope to incorporate younger kids through poetry and music competitions. There are a lot of Maya marimberos and musicians out there. Also, once the studio re-opens, we hope to have occasional guests.

[Q'anjob'al is an indigenous language of Guatemala and parts of Mexico.]

   
     

   
The Betty Zane Show
Sat 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

   

   
Blues Before Sunrise
Sun 12:00 am – 5:00 am

 

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sky before sunrise over Lake Michigan (public domain)  

   
Conscious Community Connection
Sat 6:00pm - 7:30pm

With Tygar (James Corbin), Heather, Anthony, Terrell.

A comprehensive discussion talk- show format mixed with latest community events, new releases in music, art, and other creative genre followed by a discussion involving civic reflections, or, highlighted YouTube videos, or movies related to the Black experience in Champaign-Urbana community and America. Some of the discussions will be related to self-improvement, self- development, and self-reliance.

   

   
CU Immigration
Mon 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

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East to West
Mon, Fri 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Hosted by Chuck Simpson, East to West is a show about optimistic hope through love for each other. There is usually a quick discussion on a certain topic, mingled in with music that helps communicate the theme for the show.

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Education Justice Radio
Sun 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Founded in spring 2013, Education Justice Radio is committed to providing a forum for expression and discussion about educational and carceral issues, especially where those concerns intersect. We present stories about the Education Justice Project events, programs, and people; related events and programs on the Urbana campus; and state, national, and international issues related to prison education.

 

   
The Eleventh Indian Show
Wed 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

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Good Afternoon Champaign-Urbana and Vicinity
Sat 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

(on hiatus during the

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Harukana Show
Fri 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

The host of the show is Mugiko, and the co-hosts live in US and in Japan. We will speak in Japanese as we connect the US and Japan through radio.

HARUKANA SHOW

The host of the show is Mugiko and the co-hosts live in US and in Japan. We will speak in Japanese as we connect the US and Japan through radio. You can come to the studio and speak through radio in Japanese or English, or in any other language, or join us by Skype or Google Chat from anywhere in the world.

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Kite Line Radio
Fri 5:30pm-6:00pm

Our goal at Kite Line is to amplify the voices of those within Indiana’s prison system, while encouraging dialogue with those on the outside.  Syndicated program.

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News from Neptune (UPTV)
Sat 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

News from Neptune began in the summer of 1990 as an hour-long discussion on Saturday mornings on a community radio station in Champaign, Illinois. This is a rebroadcast of the television edition, through Urbana Public Television, which appears Fridays at 7:00 pm on cable channel six in Champaign-Urbana.

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Outta the Mouths of Babes
Sat 10 am – 11 am

 

Outta the Mouths of Babes’ youth correspondents (all between the ages of 5 and 11 years old) attend events throughout the Urbana-Champaign community where they meet event organizers, witness cultural and arts programs, and comment on what they encounter.

 

 

Owen Digs
Mon  5:00-6:00PM

Eclectic music from Owen V.

   

Prison Justice Show
Sat 1:15PM-1:45PM

By Sam Natla.
Purpose: To educate people on the prison system, to raise awareness of the issues prisoners face, and to promote advocacy to rectify these issues. The show is a mixture of interviews with involved people (advocates, ex-prisoners, etc.), talks on specific issues themselves or analytical literature that addresses these issues, calls to action to give people a specific avenue to enact change (e.g. here are governmental representatives you can call/mail, organizations you can become involved with, etc.), and more.

 

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Sounds Like Community
Wed 7:00PM-8:30PM

Sounds Like Community is a live virtual series that happens every Wednesday at 7pm. Curated by the IMC Programming Committee, the series aims to help artists and activists re-establish the time-based and community-based experiences that are so deeply diminished in our lives during COVID-19.

You can find the current week's video link at: https://www.ucimc.org/slc

 

   
The Piano Men
Wed 8pm-9pm

Piano music and the people who play it.  Syndicated program from Sam Karr.
   


   
The People’s History Hour with Grant Neal and Nick Goodell
Sat 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

 

The People’s History Hour with Grant Neal and Nick Goodell, two UIUC history students, seeks to educate on radical topics in history while providing a radical, rigorous academic analysis. Recent shows have been on Latin American Socialism, the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan, the radical roots of US folk music, the Philippines in the 20th century, and more.

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Talks with Tari
Tue 2:00pm-3:00pm

Truth is difficult but necessary.  Let's grow together as we plant some seeds, water, and bloom.  Tune in to get some SUN.

Motivational Speaker Tari Moore to host...

"Those people who tried to bury you didn't know you were a seed."

 

   
Women in Music
M-F 10pm-midnight

Jim Cantwell's show -- music by women
   

   

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Church Service
Sun 10:15am - 11:15am

During the pandemic, the UU Church on Green St. in Urbana offers its weekly service on line.   You can also hear it on WRFU-FM.


UUCUC weekly service

   

   
Youth Climate Justice - The Day After Tomorrow
Mon 5:00pm-5:30pm

Podcast from local students.   Interviews on climate justice with a variety of people, including Carol Ammons, Traci Barkley, Scott Tess, Vishal Verma, and others.