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WZRD 88.3 FM "the Wizard" is the student-run radio station at Northeastern Illinois University since 1974.

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

The Wizard is Chicago's only freeform radio station. Freeform radio means that you can hear any type of music, along with a variety of news and educational content 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 five minutes later and you'll hear something TOTALLY different, and you might just love it!

Also, tune in for:

Democracy Now! 
8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday

Thursday Night Live
Every Thursday night at approximately 10 p.m., 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, etc. You never know who you’ll hear on the Wizard.

Submit Your Music to WZRD

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

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago IL 60625-4699

Contact Us

Give us a call!

  • Office: (773) 442-4586
  • Studio: (773) 442-4578

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