WLKL Radio & TV Broadcasting

You can now listen live to 89.9 The Max Alternative anywhere in the world online! You can also give us a call or send us an email to make a request!



WLKL, 89.9 FM, is located in the Northwest Building on the campus of Lake Land College. The station is staffed by students enrolled in Radio/TV classes at Lake Land College. WLKL’s primary format is alternative rock, with a touch of 70’s hits from 7:00 – 8:00 am and throwbacks from the 80’s from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Add 4 hours of techno on Saturday nights beginning at 11:00 p.m. and you have WLKL, The Max Alternative.

This 1300 watt station reaches a 25 – 30 mile radius of the Lake Land College campus, providing listeners with up to date news, weather forecasts, Lake Land events, and sports scores. Thanks for listening from the students and staff at WLKL 89.9 FM, the Max Alternative!

Radio/TV Broadcasting Program

The Radio/TV Broadcasting program will prepare students for careers in a number of positions within the field of Broadcast. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of broadcast and sound engineering technicians is projected to grow 8 percent, film and video editors are projected to grow 17 percent, and producers and directors are projected to grow 12 percent from 2016 to 2026.

Program Options

The Radio/TV Broadcasting program is available as an associate in applied science degree. This program is one of Lake Land College’s workforce ready degrees and is designed to move students from college into the workforce in a relatively short time period.  A transfer program can also be designed for students who want to transfer to a university with an emphasis in radio and television.

Program Information

Gregory Powers, Speech Communication/Broadcasting Instructor
Andrea Bright, Academic Counselor

On-Air Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7 a.m. – 8 a.m. Sue/Marcus Carson/Dylan Sue/Marcus Dylan/Chandler Sue/Marcus
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Doc Frazier Dylan/Chandler Doc Frazier Carson Doc Frazier
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Doc Frazier James Doc Frazier
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Braden Braden/James Braden
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Matt McKinley Josiah Alan Matt
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Matt McKinley/Braden Josiah Alan James
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Logan Alan/Christian James/Ashley Ashley
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Michael/Christian Christian Michael/Christian Elijah
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Elijah Dylan Elijah Elijah/Brendon
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Brendon
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cody/Maclean Austin Chandler Austin Logan
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Lloyd Lloyd
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Lloyd Lloyd
9 p.m. – 10 p.m.

FCC Public License File

FCC Public License File

For those with disabilities and wanting to access the online Public File please contact:
Greg Powers
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938


A special thanks to Sullivan Okaw Valley Football Underwriters, Scott State Bank, and Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Sullivan Clinic for making Live Sports on WLKL 89.9 the Max Alternative possible. We appreciate their support of 89.9 the Max Alternative.

If you are interesting in underwriting on WLKL, contact station manager Greg Powers at 217-234-5335 or by email at gpowers@lakelandcollege.edu.

Promotion Rules

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