WLPR-FM

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WLPR-FM
WLPRlogo.png
City of license Lowell, Indiana
Broadcast area Northwest Indiana
Branding Lakeshore Public Radio
Slogan "The Voice of Northwest Indiana"
Frequency 89.1 MHz
First air date January 20, 2009
Format news/talk/sports/NPR
ERP 2,400 watts
HAAT 77.1 meters
Class A
Callsign meaning "W Lakeshore Public Radio"
Former callsigns WWLO
Affiliations National Public Radio
Owner Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WYIN
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.thelakeshorefm.com

WLPR-FM is a FM noncommercial, public radio station broadcasting on 89.1 MHz in Lowell, Indiana, east of the Chicago metropolitan area. Financed primarily by listener contributions, Lakeshore Public Radio is affiliated with National Public Radio. The station is owned and operated by Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. which also owns and operates WYIN a PBS affiliate. It was the primary station of the Gary SouthShore RailCats. The RailCats returned to WEFM.

History[edit]

WWLO, Lowell, was an American Family Radio affiliate until September 22, 2008 when Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. purchased the license from AFR for $1,050,000.[1] Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. then requested the callsign to be changed to WLPR.[2]

The station's format was changed from Christian Contemporary to NPR, local news, sports, and talk. During late evenings and overnight hours, the station airs oldies and easy listening music.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Transactions
  2. ^ Report No. 513 Media Bureau Call Sign Actions December 17, 2008

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°19′23″N 87°21′22″W / 41.323°N 87.356°W / 41.323; -87.356