About Us

WROY-AM 1460 and 97.3 WRUL The Tri-State Boomer are part of Withers Broadcasting...a group of stations serving Southern Illinois, Cape Girardeau, Paducah/Metropolis and other areas in several states.  WROY has been on the air since December 8th, 1948 (over 65 years).  WRUL has been operational since 1974 and will celebrate our 40 year anniversary in 2014.  Since inception, WRUL has played country music garnering a long standing relationship with listeners.  Both stations boast a rich history and have been an active part of the tri state and communities they serve since the inception.

Need to reach us?  Call the station at 618.382.4161.  Fax us at 382.4162 or visit us at 101 North Church Street in Carmi, Illinois 62821.  You can also mail us at P.O. Box 400.  Want to send an email?  Visit the Contact Us page.  The link is just above in the menu bar.  Place your arrow over the Station Info option and then click on the "Contact Us" choice.  From there, you can choose which department or who specifically you'd like to send a message to.

WROY delivers local newscasts at 6am, 7am, 8am, 10am, noon and 5pm daily and is also home to several local community events.  In addition, world and national news can be heard at the top of each hour 24/7.  Daily, listeners tune in for Swap Shop (9:35 - 9:50am), Community Billboards, sports, weather and area death announcements.  In addition, WROY airs several farm reports throughout the day and the popular Open Line show at 9am.  Open Line is a 30 minute segment featuring news makers from around the region talking candidly with our News Director.  WROY broadcasts Veteran Day services live each year as well as Awards Day ceremonies at NCOE and Carmi White County High School.  WROY plays an excellent variety of Oldies from the '60s through the '80s.  Scott Mareing handles mornings.  J.J. McKay mid-days, Ted "The Bear" Richards welcomes listeners who are proud to be AM in the P.M.  WROY is also a heritage St. Louis Cardinal affiliate.

WRUL is southeastern Illinois' number 1 station and where the region has turned to reliably hear country music since 1974.  The station gets the affectionate name, "The Tri State Boomer" from it's vast range, covering better than 25 counties in a 3 state region.  In addition, WRUL is home to Ryan Fox Mornings, Mid days with Dakota, The Rush Hour Rodeo with Mike Erwin, Jenny D evenings, Carmi White County High School sports, select NCOE and Grayville sports broadcasts, all 26 games of the Eldorado Holiday Tournament as well as SIU Saluki football and basketball.  Among the annual promotions WROY and/or WRUL present yearly are a Spring Home & Garden Expo, the WRUL Country Showdown at the White County Fair and the Elf a Shelf Holiday Food Drive.  WRUL also hosts the annual Chamber of Commerce Radio Day On Air Auction fundraiser each year.