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WLPR-FM Logo.png
CityLowell, Indiana
Broadcast areaNorthwest Indiana
BrandingLakeshore Public Radio
Slogan"The Voice of Northwest Indiana"
Frequency89.1 MHz
First air date2006[1]
ERP1,100 watts
HAAT112.2 meters (368 ft)
Transmitter coordinatestype:city 41°19′24.00″N 87°21′22.00″W / 41.3233333°N 87.3561111°W / 41.3233333; -87.3561111
Callsign meaning"W Lakeshore Public Radio"
Former callsignsWWLO (2006-2009)[2]
AffiliationsNPR/APM/PRX/BBC/Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations
OwnerNorthwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stationsWYIN
WebcastAvailable on website

WLPR-FM is an FM noncommercial, public radio station broadcasting on 89.1 MHz in Lowell, Indiana and serving Northwest Indiana. The station is owned and operated by Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc., which also owns PBS member station WYIN (channel 56), serving as an alternative to Chicago's WBEZ in the Chicago market's eastern reaches. WLPR broadcasts from the WZVN tower on SR-55, just north of SR-2.


The station began broadcasting in 2006, and held the call sign WWLO.[1][2] It was owned by American Family Association and was an affiliate of American Family Radio.[1][3] In January 2009, the station was sold to Northwest Indiana Public Broadcasting, Inc. for $1,050,000.[4][5] On January 16, 2009, its call sign was changed to WLPR-FM and it adopted a public radio format, with programming from NPR.[2][6]


  1. ^ a b c Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2007, Broadcasting & Cable, 2007. p. D-195. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "American Family Radio Network" (PDF). American Family Radio. March 27, 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 9, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Radio & Television Business Report. October 14, 2008. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Application Search Details – BALED-20080919AAO, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Lakeshore FM 89.1". Lakeshore Public Television. Archived from the original on March 5, 2009. Retrieved June 27, 2019.

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Coordinates: 41°19′23″N 87°21′22″W / 41.323°N 87.356°W / 41.323; -87.356