On the air for more than five decades, WLKR continues to be one of the more successful and far-reaching community-based radio stations in northern Ohio. The Milan-based 3,000-watt station serves North Central Ohio from Vermilion to Port Clinton and the Lake Erie Islands down to Ashland.
Area listeners view WLKR as a community station that rocks during the day and rolls with sports at night. Its wide variety of programming ranges from music to extensive local news coverage and sports broadcasting. The latter includes the broadcast of Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers and The Ohio State University basketball/football games, as well as area high school sports. Sports programming has always been a staple of WLKR, and it’s unique because it’s the only FM stereo radio station between Cleveland and Columbus that carries the wide variety of both local and professional sports.
The station’s extensive catalogue means audiences are getting one of the widest ranges of musical selections offered in the State of Ohio. It’s probably the largest playlist of any commercial radio station in the area. The Adult Album Alternative station carefully balances classic rock artists (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin) with ’80s rockers (INXS, U2, and The Police), ’90s favorites (Green Day, The Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, and Pearl Jam), millennial acts (The White Stripes, Jet, and The Killers) and new artists (Hozier, Big Data, Bastille, and Lorde). We’re an adult station appealing to those with a discerning taste in music. In keeping with our “Voice of the Firelands” positioning, WLKR is also the only area station to feature local musical acts. The Firelands Local Music Spot airs Fridays at 1:00PM with Kelly Rose.