WQNA was a non-commercial student/community volunteer-run station featuring an eclectic mix of music and programs. WQNA was operated by the Capital Area Career Center in Springfield, Illinois. CACC sold the station to Covenant Network Catholic Radio on November 19, 2019.
WQNA went silent that day. The Springfield Community Broadcasters are working hard to bring a replacement back to our city’s FM radio as soon as possible. We’re currently raising funds at support.wqnaradio.org
In the meantime, you can listen to us online!
Fri Mar 13th – 7pm-10pm featuring the Wolf Crick Boys plus Lowder & Manning at the Springfield Motor Boat Club, 17 Club Area, Springfield IL 62712. $5 cover. More information at this Facebook page.
Wolf Crick Boys are “Hardcore honkytonk. American music forged from true grit and heart. Grown from the midwest dirt.” Visit their site.
Lowder & Manning are “two extremely talented musicians are full of more than just themselves! They are artists: disorganized, socially awkward, fundamentally dysfunctional – in all the right ways – yet, they are exceptionally gifted songwriters and their music reflects it!”
Several things to report:
- We have our state incorporation paperwork and will now file with the attorney general’s office. That will complete our state requirements and we will then submit our 501c3 application.
- For our current online streaming programming, we now have the legal call letters: WQNA-DB.
- We are also very happy to state that we have just begun conversations with the entity that has the local FM license we would like to acquire to fully implement our plan to bring community radio back to life (and even better than before). Of course, this discussion is the in the earliest phases but we remain optimistic in our quest to resume broadcasting on the FM dial.
- We will get a fundraising total out soon encompassing monies raised here, from events, and from the donation jars.
- Fundraising events are happening 2/28 at the Alamo (rescheduled from the cancelation due to weather January) and 3/13 at the Springfield Motor Boat club. For full details on these events, visit sbcradio.org.
Thank you for your continued support!