WSLN

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DWSLN
City of license Delaware, Ohio
Branding The Line
Frequency 98.7 MHz
Format Defunct
ERP 19 watts
HAAT 13.0 meters
Class D
Facility ID 50151
Transmitter coordinates 40°17′47.00″N 83°3′59.00″W / 40.2963889°N 83.0663889°W / 40.2963889; -83.0663889
Owner Ohio Wesleyan University
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official website

WSLN (98.7 FM) was a radio station broadcasting a college radio format. Licensed to Delaware, Ohio, USA, the station served the Ohio college area. The station was owned by Ohio Wesleyan University.[1][2]

The WSLN studios were located on the third floor of Slocum Hall, the Wesleyan Admissions Office Building, and featured basic production tools, a record library, and a live FM studio. The roof location led the station to adopt the motto "It's better on the top." WSLN was licensed for continuous broadcast, but because the station was student-run, the signal was up only when school is in session.

In the fall of 2004, WSLN introduced internet radio.

On May 31, 2012, the station's license was cancelled and the call sign deleted by the Federal Communications Commission from its database, per the licensee's request.[3]

The station now broadcasts exclusively through internet radio.

Programming[edit]

WSLN's format-free nature made for very diverse programming, and the station programmed vertically so that similar shows were scheduled consecutively. Radio programs on WSLN ran the gamut from bluegrass to independent hip hop to classical, and DJs were restricted only by FCC guidelines. Despite the station's flexibility, there were several long-running programs that were consistent in format, if not in content. WSLN's content largely consisted of music broadcasting, and the station contributed to the CMJ Radio 200 chart.

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