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98.5 SPL is truly “Where Streator People Listen!”  98.5 SPL is an easy-listening station, with an emphasis on local news, sports, and information, that Streator people want and need.  Listeners tune into the Morning Show for updates on local and national news stories, swap shop, and the latest scoop on local events. Streaming live at, and apps on your smartphone at 98.5 SPL Radio! 

Six Facts About 98.5 SPL

  1. A part of Shaw Local Radio, which has over 84,000 people listen in an average week, more than any other area group, even if you add the other two groups together!
  2. Shaw Local Radio reaches the coveted 25-54 demographic, with more listeners in a given week than the other area groups!
  3. We are 69 years old! 98.5 SPL first signed on in 1953 at AM 1250.
  4. We are also on the FM band too! 98.5 SPL can also be heard on 98.5 FM since 2016!
  5. Over 33 percent of everyone in Streator listen to 98.5 SPL in a week
  6. The average 98.5 SPL morning show listener listens to the 98.5 SPL morning show for
    3 hours and 36 minutes a week, up 12 minutes since a year ago.
  • Eastlan Ratings, 12+,6a-Mid M-Su, September 2022,, Cume
  • Eastlan Ratings, 25-54, 6a-Mid M-Su, September 2022, Cume
  • Eastlan Ratings, September 2022, 12+, M-Su, 6a-Mid, Streator Zip Code, Cume Rating
  • Eastlan Ratings, September 2022, March 2021, M-F, 6a-10a, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam Counties, TSL

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