Tune into WLRA-FM for holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from Nov. 22-Jan. 1. Newly released Christmas hits from Lady Antebellum, Josh Groban, Cee-Lo Green, Rod Stewart, John Travolta, Olivia Newton John, Colbie Callat and many others will be played this year. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1FM, iHeartRadio, iPhone app or online at www.lewisu.edu/wlra.
WLRA-FM has switched to all Christmas music for the past 13 years as part of the annual “Christmas Memories for You and Your Family,” a benefit broadcast for the United Way of Will County. Instead of commercials, WLRA will air brief public service announcements about United Way agencies in Will County.
“Christmas is about giving back to the community. We are glad that we can provide our listeners with non-stop Christmas music, but also spread United Way’s message of good will,” commented John Carey, Director of The Andrew Center for Electronic Media at Lewis University.
The WLRA Christmas programming will feature sacred, traditional, contemporary and new hits for people of all tastes and ages. The Christmas programming as well as the university’s Andrew Center of Electronic Media are made possible with the help of a grant from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation.
A favorite among radio listeners, WLRA has been on the air for more than 37 years. WLRA’s programming includes news and sports coverage, coverage of Lewis University events and a wide variety of music. Students and faculty involved with WLRA are committed to community service and have produced several marathon broadcasts to benefit United Way of Will County, local children’s hospital and many others.
The United Way of Will County is a local, not-for-profit organization that raises money annually to support local human care services provided by local, not-for-profit agencies. With financial contributions from the community, United Way is helping and changing lives every day.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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