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|Broadcast area||Far Northside of Chicago, IL and Evanston, Illinois|
|Branding||Chicago Sound Alliance|
|Format||Indie Music, Community|
|Owner||Loyola University Chicago|
Call sign meaning
|We're Loyola University W|
|HAAT||70 meters (230 ft)|
Public license information
|88.7 FM Profile|
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. WLUW became financially independent in 2007.
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.
In the 1980s through the mid-1990s, the station had a contemporary hit and dance music radio format (High Energy 88-7 FM and then Energy 88-7 FM), modeled after commercial radio stations such as B-96 in Chicago, with a full staff of student disc jockeys and news anchors/reporters. During this period, WLUW broadcast from the Loyola Water Tower Campus Communication building at 26 E. Pearson in Chicago.
Notable station alumniEdit
- Maureen Maher, news correspondent with CBS News' 48 Hours
- Susan Carlson, WMAQ-TV anchorwoman in Chicago
- Brian Wheeler, a Portland, Oregon sports personality who is in his tenth season as the radio play-by-play voice of the Portland Trail Blazers"
- Tomas Martinez, vice president/general manager for Radio Caracol 1260 AM Miami (WSUA)
- Robyne Robinson, co-anchor for Fox affiliate KMSP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul
- Ernie Manouse, Emmy-nominated and Katie Award-winning TV interviewer/producer of the PBS show InnerVIEWS with Ernie Manouse
- Alan Cox, former morning host at WXDX-FM-Pittsburgh, WKQX-Chicago & WDTW-Detroit. Now hosts an afternoon talk show at WMMS-Cleveland.
- "Chicago | Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Suntimes.com. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- Joravsky, Ben. "Picking Up Its Marbles | The Arts". Chicagoreader.com. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- "Record Chirp - Gapers Block Chicago". Gapersblock.com. 2008-03-20. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- "Brian Wheeler | The Official Site Of The Portland Trail Blazers". Nba.com. Retrieved 2015-04-23.
- Radio Chicago Magazine - 1990 Summer and Winter editions
- Official website
- WLUW in the FCC FM station database
- WLUW on Radio-Locator
- WLUW in Nielsen Audio's FM station database