The Mission of WLRH
WLRH is a non-commercial public radio station with the primary mission of supporting education, the arts and community service in the Tennessee Valley. WLRH is licensed to the Alabama Educational Television Commission, which also holds the license to Alabama Public Television. WLRH and APT's pillars of service focus on providing programming of consequence that promotes civic leadership, public safety and education.
WLRH operates on 89.3 megaHertz FM with 100,000 watts of stereo power, covering a service area roughly 60 miles in all directions from its transmitter on Monte Sano Mountain, including north central Alabama and south central Tennessee. WLRH also broadcasts three HD channels. HD1 is a digital version of the main WLRH signal. HD2 is a 24-hour classical music service. HD3 provides the best news, talk and variety programs offered by National Public Radio and American Public Media. You can listen to these HD channels using an HD radio, or by using our web streams.
Most of the funding for WLRH comes from listener contributions, with additional support from underwriters, the State of Alabama, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
WLRH was launched on October 13, 1976. It is Alabama’s first full-service public radio station. WLRH is also an affiliate for programming from Public Radio International, American Public Media and National Public Radio. Offices and studios are located on the campus of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, but there is no formal affiliation between WLRH and UAH.