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Welcome to the New WONC.org

WONC is the heart and soul of North Central College’s student media. Since 1968, WONC has given students an outlet to express themselves, become better public speakers, learn about radio broadcasting, and for some, get a start to a career in radio. Today marks the beginning of a new chapter ...

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Get Free Stuff

We’ve still got a lot of stickers, pens, t-shirts and more stuff with our old logo taking up space in our prize closet. We want you to have some of it, so fill out the form below and we’ll send something to you. We can’t guarantee what it’ll be, but ...

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Celebrating 25 Years of Local Chaos

At FM89, we love to support bands from the Chicagoland area, and we’ve been doing it on Local Chaos since 1997. This September marks 25 years for FM89’s longest-running music specialty show, and we want to celebrate with you! Listen on Sunday, September 18th for giveaways and a reunion of ...

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NCC Students: Join WONC Today

If you’re a student at North Central College, you NEED to join WONC! Whether you’re interesting in a career in radio broadcasting or you just want to have some fun, there’s something for everyone here. Our staff is comprised of students with all kinds of majors, not just Journalism and ...

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Calling All Local Bands and Musicians

Countless musicians and bands from the Chicagoland area have made an impact in the world of music, but none of them started off as famous. Everyone starts somewhere, and we’re here to help. WONC has a long-standing tradition of featuring music from the Chicagoland area, and we want you to ...

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by Sam Corbett We all have an inner outlaw. The voice in your head and in your heart that wants to strut around town with a swagger. That feeling that you don’t always have to listen …

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by Jordan Mark At FM89, we play a ton of artists daily, and sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of them all. Have no fear! We’re here to straighten this ordeal out and give you some …

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WONC Sports


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by Andy Jachim   After a long and dreadful seven seasons in Chicago, Cubs president Jed Hoyer announced that the team will be letting go of outfielder Jason Heyward. I think I can speak for all Cubs …

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Last fall, NCC football vaulted themselves into the conversation of perennial national contenders, proving the 2019 season wasn’t a fluke. The Cardinals showed that DIII football’s elite members aren’t just the “purple powers” (Mount Union, …

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Reviews


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by Jesse Hudgins Cover and compilation albums can either work really well or they’re huge flops. Some that come to mind that worked are the Rock Against Bush series and the Punk Goes Pop series. While …

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Alumni Spotlight


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Years at WONC: 2002-2006 Justin focused much of his time at WONC on sports broadcasting, frequently hosting From the Upper Deck on Sunday nights, covering high school and NCC sports, and serving as the Assistant Sports …

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Years at WONC: 2001-2005 Gordon made the most of his time at WONC, hosting All Ages Radio all four years with his still-to-this-day best buddy Kevin Manno (as well as Kevin’s brother, Ryan, for a couple …

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Years at WONC: 2004-2008 In her time at WONC, Laura served as the Production Director, and spent all four years hosting on-air shows. In 2007, she earned the IBA Student Silver Dome Award for Best Radio …

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Years at WONC: 2005-2008 Nick was a very active member of the WONC Sports Department, often hosting From the Upper Deck on Sunday nights, broadcasting high school and NCC sports, and hosting Cardinal Countdown, a half …

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Years at WONC: 2017-2019 Joe joined WONC as a transfer student, and he jumped into the action right away. He was able to take his love of movies to the air, co-hosting talk shows Sleepless with …

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Years at WONC: 2016-2018 Steve may have only worked at WONC his junior and senior years at NCC, but he put a lot of time and effort into his work, hosting Sleepless With Steve on Wednesday …

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Years at WONC: 1999-2003 Tim spent most of his time at WONC specializing in sports broadcasting. He hosted From the Upper Deck all four years, and he helped create a NASCAR show, Trackside, in 2001. Tim …

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