Becoming the Promotions Director at my college radio station was not only a large part of my undergraduate experience but the first step in a career focused in integrated marketing communications. Broadcasting in a top 3 DMA, WLUW 88.7fm Chicago Sound Alliance retains around 40K terrestrial listeners and 10K online listeners. With over 200 Disc Jockeys, made up of community members and students, WLUW brings the best of the Chicago independent music scene to the surface.



From co-promoting local shows to DIY parties, WLUW knows what’s up and coming in the scene. Others seem to take notice too!

WLUW (Loyola’s student/community station) and Vocalo (Chicago Public Radio’s urban alternative station) were my primary waves, occasionally supplemented by the low-wattage high school station near me for its mix of Soundcloud ultra-now and a previous generation’s Slint carts.
— Jessica Hopper / "Pazz & Jop: So, Are Women Here Yet?" in the Village Voice
I spend almost all my radio time at the left of the dial, with WRME, WNUR, WZRD, and WLUW. Those four stations have become one of my favorite things about this often maddening city.
— Peter Margasak / "Chicago radio thrives at the left of the dial" for Chicago Reader



WLUW’s 40th Anniversary

To celebrate WLUW’s 40th year in operation we decided to give ourselves a new look, throw ourselves a party with local talent, and giveaway a trip to Iceland.

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88.ZINE – A Semester based publication

The staff at WLUW comes together on a semester basis to produce a zine with different themes, bits and pieces of all of our tastes, and college together that which makes WLUW an independent voice.

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INTERCOLLEGIATE Broadcasting system awards

WLUW 88.7 FM was nominated for four categories, winning two, at the 2019 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Awards.

-Best Station Contest/Promotion: 40th Anniversary Show/Icelandic Airwaves Trip (WINNER)

-Best On-Air Giveaway: Pitchfork 2018 Tickets (WINNER)

-Best Giveaway Item (Finalist)

-Best Station Blog (Finalist)


WLuw Presents…

WLUW partners with local artists, venues, and production companies. Check out who we’ve partnered with recently!