1978: FCC Grants Permission
1981: WUTA Becomes a Reality
Longwood University's radio station was originally called WUTA and aired on 90.1 FM. The initial transmitter power was 10 watts. The original studio was located in the upper-area of Jarman Auditorium with weekly meetings in the auditorium, itself.
1986: WUTA Becomes WLCX
The radio station comes back on air. With the new DJ's, the station received a new name — WLCX, which stood for Longwood College Extreme.
1993: Bandfest is Founded
Bandfest was an all-day music festival and continues to this day. The first Bandfest was hosted off-campus.
1995: Radio Station Moved
The radio station and all of its equipment was moved to Hiner Hall. The radio station remained at this location for 17 years.
2002: WLCX becomes WMLU
WLCX becomes renamed as WMLU, which stands for the Music of Longwood University.
2001: Change of Frequencies
WLCX switches frequencies from 90.1 FM to 91.3 FM with 250 watts and acts as a repeater of WMRA, the NPR outlet for Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley
2002: Remotes Committee Starts
The Remotes Committee begins, allowing campus-wide access to no-cost DJ's to broadcast music at events.
2004: Trivia Night Begins
WMLU's weekly Trivia Night event begins. To learn more about this event, go to the Calendar page of the WMLU website.
2005: Katrina Benefit Concert
WMLU hosted an all-day benefit concert to raise money for the families and citizens of New Orleans who were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
2012: DJ Rotundaman Mascot
DJ Rotundaman became a reality as WMLU's mascot. He has received many changes in his design over the years.
2014: Radio Station Moved
The radio station and all of its equipment was moved to French Hall.