WLUR

WLUR
WLUR-FM 2014.PNG
CityLexington, Virginia
Broadcast areaMetro Lexington
Branding"91-5 WLUR"
Slogan"You Have No Choice"
Frequency91.5 MHz
First air date1967
FormatPublic Radio
Variety
Power175 Watts
HAAT-51 Meters
ClassA
Facility ID70943
Transmitter coordinates37°47′42.0″N 79°26′49.0″W / 37.795000°N 79.446944°W / 37.795000; -79.446944
Callsign meaningWashington Lee University Radio
AffiliationsBBC World Service
National Public Radio
Radio IQ
OwnerWashington and Lee University
WebcastWLUR Webstream
WebsiteWLUR Online

WLUR is a Public Radio and Variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to and serving Lexington, Virginia. WLUR is owned and operated by Washington and Lee University.[1]

Programming[]

WLUR broadcasts student created programming from its studios in Lexington. WLUR retransmits programming from Radio IQ in the late night and early morning hours, and also airs Radio IQ when W&L is not in session. Its frequency is 91.5 FM.

WLUR previously was operated for most of its history by the school's Department of Journalism & Communications and was located on the third floor of Reid Hall, which houses the department. However, the department gave up control of the station in the 2000's, and it has been a student organization since.[2] It broadcasts out of the Elrod Student Commons.

Doug Harwood[]

Since the early 70s, Saturday nights on WLUR have been turned over to an alumnus, Doug Harwood. His show, which features four hours of eclectic music and no talking, has run continuously since Harwood was a student at the school. [3] As of autumn 2018, the show was still going strong. Much of the music is played off vinyl from Harwood's extensive collection. The formal name of his show is the Anti-Headache Machine.

References[]

  1. ^ "WLUR Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ https://www.wlu.edu/wlur/about-wlur/a-brief-history-of-wlur
  3. ^ http://ringtumphi.org/1175/arts-life/the-man-behind-the-rockbridge-advocate/

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