Remember your first day at WZND? The excitement and the nerves that turned into some of the best years and friendships at Illinois State? Here’s a chance to relive that time on campus and reconnect with other alums as WZND celebrates 35 years at Illinois State University on April 8–9.

Here’s a complete list of planned activities:

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Illinois State’s student radio station is gearing up for a big 35th anniversary celebration.

Friday, April 8

1–3 p.m., Career Panels, Fell Hall
An opportunity to share career advice and experiences with current students and fellow alumni.

6–10 p.m., On-Air Open House, WZND studios
Relive the on-air glory days with a chance to go back on the air with 103.3’s Flashback Friday. The open house will also include tours of the current WZND studios and offices as well as hors d’oeuvres. Cost to attend is $5.

Saturday, April 9

1 p.m., WZND Through the Years Campus Tour
Guests will take a tour of campus and make stops at current and past locations of WZND studios including Cook Hall, Old Union (Media Center), and Fell Hall.

6–11 p.m., WZND 35th Reunion Celebration, Circus Room at Bone Student Center
Join WZND for a dinner buffet, cash bar, and a special alumni presentation as we wrap up this weekend of celebration! Cost to attend is $30.

Those needing hotel accommodations can find blocks reserved at the Hyatt in Uptown Normal for $149 per night (single king bed). Reservation code is G-WZND. Guests can also check in at Hampton Inn & Suites-South Towanda Avenue for $99 per night (king studio suites). Please mention the WZND reunion when making reservations.

Register for WZND celebration events by April 1 online at or call Illinois State’s Alumni Relations at (800) 366-4478. All WZND and WILN alums are welcome!