WEIU (FM)

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WEIU
WEIU logo.jpg
Broadcast area Charleston, Illinois
Branding Hit Mix
Slogan Coles County's Radio Station
Frequency 88.9 (MHz)
First air date 1982
Format Rock Mix
ERP 4,000 watts
HAAT 51 meters
Class B1 Non-Commercial
Owner Eastern Illinois University
Website weiu.net

WEIU (88.9 FM) is a 4,000 watt effective radiated power radio station in Charleston, Illinois, in eastern Illinois. The station licensee, Eastern Illinois University is authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. The station first signed on in 1982.

Mission[edit]

WEIU is a student-run campus radio station operating under a guise of a regular-formatted hit radio station. Its aim is to give EIU students hands-on experience and responsibilities in the professional world of radio broadcasting, under various conditions that can be experienced in the real world.

History[edit]

WEIU signed on in 1982 as a progressive alternative college radio station airing diverse formats. The station signed off at midnight. On September 9, 2004, Hit-Mix was born. The new 24-hour format not only serves students, but the people of Coles County playing the top hits from the 50s through today. Requests are always taken via phone or email. Hit-mix also streams online at their website. There have been numerous graduates of WEIU that have gone on to work at commercial stations.

WEIU Contour Map

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Coordinates: 39°28′43″N 88°10′21″W / 39.4787°N 88.1725°W / 39.4787; -88.1725