WUIS dropping classical for talk this summer

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WUIS, a public radio station operated by the University of Illinois Springfield, will transition from classical to news and talk in July, reports the Illinois Times. The shift follows the retirement of Karl Scroggin at the end of March, who had hosted the weekday Classics since 1984. The station has already started streaming a 24-hour classical digital channel with live announcers. “We recognize classical radio is one of those things that’s slowly going away, but we’re still willing to make an effort to get it to people who want it,” General Manager Bill Wheelhouse said.

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