Coles County's Radio Station
Hit-Mix 88.9 plays the widest variety of the biggest and best artists. Hit-Mix 88.9 is the story of your life in music. We’re not too slow. We don’t rock too hard. A touch of country. Just the biggest hits you've loved and love. A perfect mix of great songs. Hit-Mix 88.9 plays the widest variety of the biggest and best artists.
The primary purpose of Hit-Mix 88.9 is to provide a paraprofessional experience for students at Eastern Illinois University, who receiving hands-on experience in all facets of radio programming. Students can gain a breadth of experiences, preparing them to enter the professional world of radio broadcasting. Additional experiences include announcing, using production equipment, keeping music and operation logs, writing on-air promotional spots, working at station promotion events and other radio-related tasks. While acting as a place of learning, Hit-Mix 88.9 also strives to provide quality music and community information.
We also broadcast many Eastern Illinois University sporting events. Broadcasting Power: 4000 Watts, Frequency: 88.9 mHz.Our tower is located next to Buzzard Hall, the radio signal is broadcast at 213 feet. Latitude 39-28-43, Longitude 88-10-21 is the exact tower location. Our studios are located down the hall from the main WEIU-FM and WEIU-TV office in the southernmost section of Buzzard Hall. The radio area consists of the on-air studio, a production room and the music libraries. The student office is located across the hall from the entrance of the radio area.
Country Music Hitmaker Visits the Morning Mix!
Joshua Scott Jones, formerly of Steel Magnolia, stopped by the Hit-Mix Studios on Monday, April 24, to appear on the EIU Morning Mix with Rob and Jessie.
Jones had three top 30 country hits with Steel Magnolia in 2009-2010: Keep On Loving You, Just By Being You (Halo and Wings), and Last Night Again. He's now embarking on a solo career and was in studio to discuss his new album The Healing, which is scheduled for a June 3 release. Jones is the executive producer on the album. His first single is Honk (If You’re Tonky), which was co-written by Josh Alford. Both Jones and Alford are Charleston natives. More information about Jones can be found at his website.
Website Recognizes Hit-Mix Among Nation's Top 20 College Stations
Best College Reviews -- a website "dedicated to enabling aspiring students to make informed decisions on their path to academic success" -- recently compiled a list of the country's 20 best college radio stations. Hit-Mix 88.9 makes an appearance on the list among many other top-notch stations from across the United States!