Of the people, for the people, by the people!
WRLR is community radio. When we say community, we really mean it. We don't belong to a large corporation that makes a profit from the station, and listeners won't be forced to listen to large blocks of advertising. Operations at community radio stations are made possible by grants and Underwriting from companies within their area of operation and donations of funds, equipment, services and time from area residents who volunteer their time to get involved. Real people JUST LIKE YOU! Local focus, local news, local music, of the local people and by the local people!
WRLR is an LPFM (low powered FM) radio outlet. LPFM stations are allowed by the FCC for areas like ours to be able to provide information that was previously unavailable. WRLR is the ONLY LPFM station in the state of Illinois that is not a religious-based entity. In addition, our programming is setting nationwide standards for quality and professionalism. It is because of the hard work of our volunteer staff that WRLR will continue to raise the bar for LPFM outlets all over the country!
Low power? Absolute power!
The Board Members of Rondaradio, and the Management Team of WRLR-LPFM 98.3 are proud to be able to say that we are being touted by many across the country as the premier LPFM standard that is raising the bar for the rest. Our volunteer staff has developed an ever-growing audience with high quality shows for most genres. Programming at WRLR is genuinely unique and geared towards getting the community involved as well as keeping them informed and entertained. Our license says we are low-powered, but we are sleepless in our efforts to be high-profile in our area. With the support and involvement of the leadership in all of the Villages and Community Organizations in our listening range, WRLR will position itself at the center of our own community that bridges them together with one powerful voice for all.
WRLR's signal typically radiates out to an area 20 to 25 miles in diameter from the antenna. With ideal conditions, however, this coverage extends to nearly 30 miles in every direction - covering almost all of Lake County!