From our 50th anniversary to new equipment and technology, 2018 is packed with everything WLTL and you don’t want to miss a second. Here’s what this upcoming year has in store for us.
First and foremost, tryouts for second semester shows are fast approaching and we have updated our tryout packets! We’ve reduced the size and are moving toward a better, greener, alternative. Tryouts will be held from Monday, January 22nd, to Thursday the 25th, everyday after school from 3-8pm. The new and improved packets will be available for pickup in room 9 for any days leading up to and including the week of tryouts. We are excited to pick out a new on-air schedule, so stay tuned for that!
Our annual fundraiser, Rock-A-Thon, will be held this February, and our preparation is in full swing! Rock-A-Thon is the only fundraiser that WLTL runs each year and it is the source of he majority of the station’s funding. It lasts a total of 88.1 hours of continuous live radio and TV coverage, with LT students filling the time. Our staff and on-air DJs will be doing fundraising on their own before the fundraiser in order to guarantee themselves a slot for the weekend. During these six hour slots they play music, do talk breaks, and often partake in random and sometimes painful or gross dares or games for money from our listeners. Our student managers also will run two night shifts; their will be plenty of shenanigans during those shifts.
This year, as a part of the fundraiser, WLTL is teaming up with both Lou Malnati’s and Chipotle. On designated nights, part of the money raised at each venue will be donated to WLTL with the profits directly benefiting the station. The Lou Malnati’s fundraiser will be held on February 5th and Chipotle is to come later in the month. Stay tuned and eat at Lou’s and Chipotle to support your local high school radio station.
Additionally, for the first time, we are holding a school-wide design competition for our 2018 Rockathon posters. WLTL is calling all student artists to submit designs for our new posters, which must contain both “Rock-a-thon” and “2018” on the cover. The winning poster(s) will be hung all around school and the surrounding community and the winners will be receiving a Prize Pack as well. All submissions will be due on January 19th. Good luck!
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of WLTL and we are all excited to celebrate. Over winter break, on January 5th, managers and faculty members came in over vacation and broadcasted a “1968 Special” on the actual day that the radio station opened 50 years ago. The station will celebrate on the night of April 21, at the Sheridan Lisle and tickets are available to purchase. Alumni and listeners of all ages are welcome to share some WLTL memories.
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