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WLPO 1039-1220 logo.png
City LaSalle, Illinois
Broadcast area Northern Illinois / LaSalle - Peru
Branding Classic Hits 103.9
Slogan The Greatest Hits of All Time
Frequency 1220 kHz
Translator(s) 103.9 W280EG (Peru)
First air date 1947
Format Classic hits
Power 1,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 36645
Owner La Salle County Broadcasting Corp.
Webcast Listen Live
Website WLPO website

WLPO (1220 AM) is a radio station licensed to LaSalle, Illinois covering Northern Illinois, including LaSalle, Ottawa, and Princeton. The station currently airs a classic hits format and is owned by La Salle County Broadcasting Corp.[1]

Prior to December 26, 2013, WLPO aired a news-talk format and carried a variety of local programming as well as nationally syndicated shows, such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Dave Ramsey, Dennis Miller, and Dr. Joy Browne.[2] Over the years, the station's branding as a News-Talk station included "The News and Talk of the Valley",[3] the "Voice of the Valley"[4] and the "Spirit of the Valley".[5]

In June 2013, 103.9 signed on as a 24-hour simulcast of WLPO AM 1220. The FM simulcast gives better coverage over the Illinois valley area especially at night when WLPO AM is legally required to lower their power so they don't interfere with AM 1220 WKRS in Waukegan, Illinois.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W280EG 103.9 Peru, Illinois 250 62.6 m (205 ft) D FCC


  1. ^ WLPO fcc.gov. Accessed December 30, 2013
  2. ^ WLPO Schedule WLPO. Accessed May 10, 2010
  3. ^ AM 1220 WLPO - The News and Talk of the Valley WLPO. Accessed December 30, 2013
  4. ^ WKOT.com Internet Archive. November 16, 2005. Accessed December 30, 2013
  5. ^ WKOT.com Internet Archive. December 2, 2013. Accessed December 30, 2013

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Coordinates: 41°18′14″N 89°05′44″W / 41.30389°N 89.09556°W / 41.30389; -89.09556