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!

February 2020 update

Internet Radio Uniform Callsign registration certificate for WQNA-DB

Several things to report:

  1. 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.
  2. For our current online streaming programming, we now have the legal call letters: WQNA-DB.
  3. 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.
  4. We will get a fundraising total out soon encompassing monies raised here, from events, and from the donation jars.
  5. 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!

February 28 Benefit Concert

Rick Mari Band at the Alamo - 7pm Feb 28

Location: The Alamo, 115 N 5th St, Springfield, IL 62701
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Hear The Rick Mari Band with opening act Crimes Against the Moonlight on Friday, February 28th at The Alamo. Proceeds from this benefit concert go to the Springfield Community Broadcasters’ continuing effort to get back on the FM dial. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/563315314528402/

The Rick Mari Band is a blues based, rock influenced quartet from Springfield, Illinois. Fronted by Rick Mari with his versatile guitar work & vocals. Covering artists such as Joe Bonomassa, Eric Clapton, Black Crows, Johnny Lang as well as original works. Visit their Facebook page.

Crimes Against the Moonlight – Leonard Faux-en Chamber Ensemble presents: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, led by Ted Keylon on Vocals and Electric Ukulele, with special guests and accompaniment. Visit their Facebook page.