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WZRD is the student-run radio station at Northeastern Illinois University. The station is celebrating its 40th Anniversary throughout 2014.

Tune into 88.3FM on your radio dial or stream the station live at

The Wizard is Chicago's only freeform radio station. Freeform radio means that you can hear any type of music whenever you turn us on, day or night.

At any given moment you could be introduced to something new and exciting, wild and weird, and sometimes even nice and familiar! We always say, if you don't like what you're hearing right now, change the dial -- but tune in 5 minutes later and you'll hear something TOTALLY different -- and you might just love it!

Also, tune in for:

Democracy Now!: Mon.-Fri. 8am to 9am.

Thursday Night Live: Every Thursday night at approximately 10pm, WZRD welcomes a new live band to the station to play a set. In true freeform fashion, artists of all types can be heard — bluegrass, hip hop, experimental, indie rock, local bands, touring bands -- you name it. You never know who you’ll hear on the Wizard. These shows are also posted to our Live from WZRD Podcast, search-able on iTunes, and subscribe-able for your regular listening enjoyment.


WZRD is always accepting applications and training new Wizards. The station is located adjacent to the student lounge, below Beck’s Bookstore on the NEIU campus.


Remember, we're a non-commercial, free-form radio station, so if you think your music has something unique or meaningful to offer, send it in here!:


5500 N St Louis Ave

Chicago IL 60625-4699


Give us a call!: Office: 773-442-4586; Studio: 773-442-4578


General Station Inquiries: info (at)

To submit Public Service Announcements: psadirector (at)

Station Manager: Jonathan Extract, stationmanager (at)

Program Directors: Leslie Diaz and Katrina Wlodarczyk, programdirector (at)

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Jonathan Extract
Station Manager

Student Leadership Development

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