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24-Hour Holiday music from 88.1, WLRA-FM

The 20-year-old tradition of holiday music 24 hours a day, seven days a week on WLRA-FM continues the day after Thanksgiving Day through January 1. Listeners can tune in via radio at 88.1 FM, online at http://www.lewisu.edu/wlra , the apps iTunes and Google Play and iHeartRadio.

The WLRA Christmas programming will feature sacred, traditional, contemporary and new hits for people of all tastes and ages, including artists such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Gwen Stefani, Hanson, 98 Degrees, Leann Rimes, Kenny Rogers and many more. The Christmas programming as well as the University's Andrew Center of Electronic Media are made possible from a grant from the Aileen S. Andrew Foundation.

This switch to all Christmas music 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.

"It's our Christmas gift to the community. Our students are honored to use their skills in the radio industry to help others in the various United Way programs," John Carey, director of the Andrew Center of Electronic Media, commented.

WLRA has been on the air for 46 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.


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