The Original WIDB LogoA Long, Rich History

WIDB signed on the air on Sunday April 12, 1970 as a completely student-run operation housed in the basement of the Wright Hall dormitories. WIDB’s early years are a window into the changing landscape of the 60s and 70s – a rising of adolescent views in contrast to those in power – both on a national and university level.  Though it was only carrier current, WIDB changed the landscape of SIU.

After 17 years in Wright Hall, WIDB moved to the Student Center in 1987.  From our offices on the 4th floor, we continue to bring Southern Illinois University Carbondale a center for hands on student experience, cutting edge music, and student-oriented news and sports programming. In our years, we’ve done Cable, FM,  and now streaming. WIDB has kept up with the times and now offers two 24/7 webstreams, the Revolution: our rock/alt stream, and the Remedy: our hip-hop/R&B station. True to our roots, we’re still completely student-run, from the DJs all the way to the Management.

For more information about WIDB, you can see a more thorough history at widbnetwork.org. If you have any questions, you can contact our General Manager at genmanager@widb.net , call 536-2361 or come and visit us on the 4th floor of the Student Center… we love visitors!