WLUW (88.7 FM) is a college radio station owned and operated by Loyola University Chicago, serving the north side of Chicago, Illinois, as well as Skokie and Evanston.

WLUW
WLUW logo
Broadcast areaFar Northside of Chicago and Evanston, Illinois
Frequency88.7 MHz
Programming
FormatCollege radio
Ownership
OwnerLoyola University Chicago
History
Call sign meaning
Loyola University
Technical information[1]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID38939
ClassA
ERP100 watts
HAAT70 meters (230 ft)
Links
Public license information
Websitewluw.org

History edit

WLUW was founded in the 1970s, although it originally was not associated with Loyola University. The station was originally as "The Hitline", then "High Energy 88-7 FM" in the late 1980s, and then simply "Energy 88-7". In the mid-1990s the station changed radio formats to 88.7 Listener Supported Community Radio. Loyola University Chicago ceased funding WLUW in 2002, turning over operational control of the station to WBEZ.

In 2008, Loyola resumed control of the station[2][3]

Around the time of the ownership change, some station personnel left WLUW to form competitor the Chicago Independent Radio Project (CHIRP).[4]

In the fall of 2009, WLUW moved its headquarters from Damen Hall on the Lake Shore Campus to the Terry Student Center located downtown on E. Pearson St. at the Water Tower Campus.

References edit

  1. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WLUW". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  2. ^ "Chicago | Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Suntimes.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  3. ^ Joravsky, Ben. "Picking Up Its Marbles | The Arts". Chicagoreader.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  4. ^ "Record Chirp - Gapers Block Chicago". Gapersblock.com. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
  • Radio Chicago Magazine - 1990 Summer and Winter editions

External links edit

42°00′04″N 87°39′36″W / 42.001°N 87.660°W / 42.001; -87.660