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.
WEIU Brings Home Silver Dome Hardware!
|Brad Kupiec and Anna Richardson|
Current Hit-Mix students recently won three awards at the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Student Silver Dome Awards Contest!
First place awards went senior Brad Kupiec (Best Radio Sports Play-by-Play) and junior Kelsey Zancha (Best Sales Presentation). Kelsey received her award for work done while she was a student at Lake Land College last year. Senior Anna Richardson received third place for Best On-Air Radio Personality.
The students received their awards Friday, Oct. 10, at the Illinois Broadcasters Association's annual IBA-U Conference in Chicago.