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Coordinates: 40°51′41.00″N 82°19′11.00″W / 40.86139°N 82.31972°W / 40.86139; -82.31972

City of license Ashland, Ohio
Broadcast area Mid-Ohio
Branding Eagle Ashland University
Frequency 88.9 MHz
Format Alternative
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 52.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2933
Transmitter coordinates 40°51′41.00″N 82°19′11.00″W / 40.86139°N 82.31972°W / 40.86139; -82.31972
Owner Ashland University
Website Official website

WRDL (88.9 FM) is an educational radio station broadcasting a Alternative format. Licensed to Ashland, Ohio, USA, the station serves the Mid-Ohio area. The station is owned and operated by Ashland University (formerly Ashland College).[1][2] The station's studios are located in the Center for The Arts building (formerly Arts & Humanities, or A&H). The transmitter and its antenna are located in the top floor of the library.



WRDL is home to The Tuesday Night Delight from seven to eight pm hosted by Max Julian, Ryan Augustitus and Garrett Wienecke. Julian also co hosts the Sports Buzz with Marcus Walsh Thursdays from three to five.

This station also houses shows like 'The Sweet Spot' hosted by Kim Sweet. Music range keeps within Indie genre and special guests such as bands and various artists have been on the show. The show typically takes place on weekends and is a lengthy 3-4 hours. Other shows such as 'Welcome to Insanity' hosted by J.Lyn and FCA provide a bit more variety to the music including songs from Disney Movies and many underground artists. Hours for this show vary semester to semester.


Prior to its move to 3,000 watts in the 1980s, WRDL was assigned to the frequency of 89.5 MHz, using the extreme low power assignment of 10 watts of power.

The station gets its call letters from the initials of Richard D. Leidy, an adjunct professor that founded the radio/television department, at what was then called Ashland College. He led the department from 1960 to 1988, when he retired.[3]

In 1993, student staff adopted the nickname "The Eagle," because it was easier to say than the call letters. The name references the university's mascot, the Eagles.


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