WRLS is an “adult contemporary” radio station featuring hit music from the late 70’s all the way to today’s top artists.
WRLS is the only Hayward radio station with a meteorologist on it’s staff. We offer weather reports three times an hour with several updates throughout our broadcast day. We are also an EAS (Emergency Alert System) radio partner keeping you informed on local weather emergencies, amber alerts, and more.
WRLS is the only Hayward radio station with a regional and national network news and a full-time news director. NBC News is heard at the beginning of every hour. Local and regional news is featured throughout the morning, with updates during at Noon and 5 pm.
In response to listener requests, specific programs have been developed that are geared toward the adult listeners in our audience:
- Lifestyles North – a weekly half-hour program broadcast live from a local restaurant. Lifestyles North is a current events/news program that beats with the pulse of the community. Working professionals, local experts, and in-the-know people are interviewed on informative and sometimes controversial issues that affect our listeners.
- Sportsman’s Headquarters – local hunting and fishing guide Tim Duffy informs residents and visitors to the Hayward Area about activities throughout the year. Hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, canoeing, DNR projects or more. The subjects are endless all are interesting.
- Coaches Corner – during high school sports months, WRLS Sports Director Dick Bender produces a weekly half-hour “live” interview show with area coaches. Strategies and game plans of past a upcoming games are discussed giving added insight to our loyal sports listeners.
WRLS features the areas largest promotions. In the past year, WRLS gave away approximately $60,000 in cash or prizes to our listeners. No one even comes close to that amount and we do that every year!
WRLS’ technology partner, Complete Computer Solutions of Hayward, is constantly upgrading our web site to represent WRLS, the Hayward Area, and the businesses in the surrounding communities.
WRLS maintains a continuous effort to improve the Hayward community, and surrounding communities through participation and coverage of local events and organizations. Our future depends on the growth and stability of our listening area and we’re ready to make sure we lead the way!