About WLUW

Founded in 1978, WLUW 88.7 FM is the student-run independent radio station broadcasting from the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago. WLUW is dedicated to broadcasting independent music and informative talk programming.

WLUW broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and streams worldwide. You can also catch us at nearly every Chicago music festival. WLUW seeks to provide the leading college radio experience in Chicago. We are a source of learning and growth for Loyola students, and we broaden Loyola University’s core values through the medium of radio and digital media. 

We often post ticket giveaways on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Don’t miss out on seeing the latest independent acts in Chicago!

We are a non-commercial radio station. Underwriting and donor announcements on WLUW are given to acknowledge or to publicize those businesses and individuals who support our broadcasting program. Announcements are scheduled accordingly, limited to a maximum of 60 seconds, and can include the following information:

  • Donor’s Business Name
  • Donor’s Business Location
  • Donor’s Business Telephone Number
  • Non-comparative descriptions of the products or services offered by the donor


WLUW is a student-run non-profit organization. Because we are a non-commercial station, all of the money we receive is in the form of donations. All donations are used to keep the integrity of our station. Your donations keep our station spinning the amazing music we’ve continued to play for the last 40 years.

Keep college radio alive and donate to WLUW!  The donation page will redirect to Loyola University Chicago’s website.

Questions? Shoot us an email!

Have a question about showtimes or programming?

Looking to get your music on air? Have a question about the songs we play? Want to join our Music Staff to interview artists and review albums?

Want to work with us or promote your event? Have questions about events and venues WLUW partners with? Want to join our Promo Team? 

Want WLUW to air an announcement for your organization? Looking for information about sponsoring WLUW? Announcements are aired according to the schedule of your choice. 

Visit our staff page to learn more about the dedicated students who run WLUW.