WNIU Public Radio App:

The WNIU Public Radio App allows you to listen to WNIU, pause and rewind the live audio, and view the program schedule for all the Northern Public Radio streams at once! You can explore On Demand content, search for programs, bookmark a program for later, and wake up to WNIU with the alarm clock!

Live Streaming
• DVR-like controls (pause, rewind, and fast forward). You can pause the live stream to have a conversation and pick up right where you left off! Or rewind to catch a comment you just missed!
• Listen to live streams from WNIU even while traveling! Start the app and your favorite station starts playing – no clicks to start listening.
• Integrated program schedules for all the Northern Public Radio streams!
• One click stream switching – flip over to the program you noticed on another stream with a single click.
• Listen to WNIU in the background while browsing the web or catching up on your emails!

On Demand
• Access WNIU’s programs easily and quickly.
• DVR-like controls. Pause, rewind and fast forward your program with ease.
• When listening to programs, individual segments (when available) are listed so you can review and choose one or listen to the entire program.
• Easy to access past programs.
• The WNIU Public Radio App displays the web page associated with the program or program segment you are listening to On Demand so you can explore for more information.

Radio Bookmarks
• Save what you were listening to (Live or On Demand) so you can replay, follow-up, or share it later by simply clicking “Bookmark”.
• Compatible with the popular Radio Bookmark device (

• The unique “Search Public Radio” feature finds stories or programs across hundreds of stations and web pages and makes it easy to play instantly.

Additional features
• Easily share stories and programs with family and friends via the “Share” button.
• A built in Sleep Timer and Alarm Clock allows you to go to sleep and wake up to your favorite station.

The WNIU Public Radio App is brought to you by the people at Northern Public Radio and Public Media Apps. We work to provide our valued listeners with great solutions to find what you want, when you want it, and where you want it.

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What's New

Version 3.8.45

Improvements based on listener feedback
Stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

WNIU Better than most


Despite its persistent opening "commercial" (which can only be muted manually, with well-timed use of the volume button), the WNIU app is bug-free (to the extent that WNIU's stream is available), easy to use, clear, and versatile. It provides complete access to the relevant areas of WNIU's site, social links, a "Messages" link, and an easy shortcut for calling the station. The "Now Playing" panel is confusing, because it is apparently unable to display special programs, such as "Sunday Morning Baroque." But, for regularly-scheduled programs, it's quite serviceable. The ever-present reminder to donate is a sign of the times for free apps… especially for Classical music.

The best I have found

Colleen in Wisconsin

Wonderful app for consistently good classical music.

Great station, so-so app


I use this app quite often, but it has some technical issues. It doesn't recognize the mute switch and the pause button won't work in the lock screen. So you can't stop the audio without unlocking the phone and going into the app. Also, it occasionnally stops streaming completely, which could be an issue with WNIU's streaming server and not the app. Overall, I still like it.


Northern Illinois University
20.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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