WTUL is a 50+ year old progressive/alternative FM radio station in New Orleans, Louisiana broadcasting at 91.5 MHz. The station, operated primarily by students of Tulane University, offers a mix of cutting-edge progressive, electronic, classical, new age, jazz, folk, blues, latin, world, reggae, show tunes and many other genres.
WTUL went off the air on August 28, 2005 as Hurricane Katrina approached the New Orleans area. The Tulane campus building which housed the station, (itself a temporary location due to the renovation of the University Center) was damaged by the resulting floodwaters. On 15 December 2005 the station began broadcasting again, using donated studio space on the mezzanine of the Rue de la Course coffeehouse in the Carrollton neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, about 10 blocks from the Tulane campus. The station kept its Internet broadcast running via donated bandwidth from CCRMA at Stanford University. The station resumed a limited broadcast until it moved to Uptown Square on the corner of Broadway Street and Leake Avenue. It is now broadcasting on a normal 24 hour schedule from a new studio in the basement of the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life on the Tulane campus.
WTUL is volunteer-run, accepting DJs from across the Tulane and New Orleans communities.