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WLRA-FM Lewis University's College Radio Station / 88.1fm "The Start"

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WLRA offers you a traditional college radio mix of musical genres ranging from the newest dimension in alternative, rock, reggae & calypso, rap, country, multi-cultural, talk, news, and Lewis University sports.

A new dimension in listening and new dimension in enjoyment and no commercial interruption.

About WLRA:
WLRA-FM - (WLRA - Lewis RAdio) went on the air in 1972 on 88.1fm, licensed as a non-commercial-educational radio station. WLRA is a student run college radio station at Lewis University playing the "traditional college radio" format in 2-4 hours blocks. WLRA's music formats range from alternative, rock, reggae & calypso, country, rap, multi-cultural, talk, news, and Lewis University sports. Lewis University's WLRA Radio was the first college radio station in the country to become entirely digital and created the slogan "digital radio - press Start". The state of the art broadcasting studios and transmitters are located in The Andrew Center for Electronic Media on the Lewis University Romeoville campus. In addition to WLRA being campus media, broadcasting to the region, and streaming worldwide, it is a lab for Radio/TV & Broadcast Journalism Communications students. The station is FCC licensed to Romeoville, Illinois, USA, and serves the Chicago/greater Joliet region. The station is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, Illinois Broadcaster's Association, and Broadcast Education Association. The station is licensed to and owned by Lewis University. Visit the WLRA website at

About Lewis University:
Lewis University is a private Roman Catholic and Lasallian university located in Romeoville, Illinois, USA. The main campus is located 30 minutes southwest of Chicago. The enrollment is currently 5,600 students. Lewis offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and programs of study including Radio/TV Broadcasting, 22 graduate programs, and accelerated programs for working adults. The 10th largest private, not-for-profit university in Illinois is recognized for the fifth consecutive year by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. For more information please visit