Press Releases

June 23, 2003
WLIU 88.3 FM Programming Reaches The World Wide Web Takes Local Programming Global

Darren Johnson
(631) 287 8313
Fax: (631) 283 4081

General Manager Wallace Smith announced today Long Island University Public Radio Network's launch of its new, full-service website. Its centerpiece is audio streaming of WLIU/WCWP programs, allowing for global distribution of the high quality local programming listeners on eastern Long Island have come to appreciate, like The WLIU/WCWP Evening Report with Jim Asendio and Michael Mackey, The Eclectic Cafe and The Song Is You with Bonnie Grice, American Musical Theater with Lee Davis, and Ed German's Urban Jazz Experience and Saturday Night Soul.

"WLIU.ORG will benefit our listeners who live away from the Hamptons for periods of time, as well as listeners across the nation and around the world. Streaming our broadcast signal not only provides a radio companion for web surfing, it also extends the reach of WLIU/WCWP's programming beyond the range of our transmitter," explained Dr. Smith.

Along with streaming WLIU/WCWP's daily programming, the site offers a rich compendium of local, national and international news and cultural reporting, intended to supplement the news and information provided over-the-air. A current temperature reading and a 5-day forecast for both eastern Long Island and the Connecticut shoreline is available. Visitors to the site will also have access to a searchable events calendar for WLIU's listening area plus a user-friendly secured transaction service for effortless support of the station. In the near future, playlists and archived programming will also be accessible.

"Our listeners have been asking for this type of service for a number of years, and we are thrilled to deliver a dynamic and meaningful source for information. Maintaining a functional, factual, and user-friendly website is one more building block in fulfilling the Long Island University Public Radio Network's mission to serve the variety of needs and interests of our listeners," added Dr. Smith.

WLIU 88.3 FM and WCWP 88.1 FM - The Long Island University Public Radio Network - are full-service public radio stations, members of National Public Radio (NPR) and Public Radio International (PRI), and are supported primarily by contributions from subscribers and by underwriting grants from businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit