About WCBU

WCBU is the public radio station licensed to Bradley University and operated by Illinois State University's WGLT.

WCBU covers nearly 1 million residents of central Illinois, operating 24 hours a day with news programs from NPR, the BBC and Public Radio International; and entertainment programs such as Ask Me Another, and others.
WCBU2 is the station's HD service, offering classical music throughout the day. WCBU2 can be heard using HD radio receivers or online. WCBU also operates a Radio Information Service (RIS) providing readings of local, state and national publications to hundreds of people in the coverage area who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print handicapped.

WCBU is supported by individual financial contributions; underwriting from our corporate sponsors; and federal, state and city grants.

WCBU's Broadcast Antenna

Technical Details

WCBU-FM is a class B non-commercial radio station that operates at a frequency of 89.9 MHz with an effective radiant power of 26,500 watts. Our transmitter facility is located in East Peoria with our studios located on the campus of Bradley University.

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WCBU Coverage Map
Credit D.L. Markley and Associates

Coverage Area

WCBU's analog and HD radio signal can be heard throughout the "Heart of Illinois" region. This coverage map provides details as to how strong our radio signal may be received depending on your location.


Blue Ring: Strong Coverage

Green Ring: Good Coverage

Red Ring: Fringe Coverage

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