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Our Institution

Founded by the sisters of Mercy in 1846, Saint Xavier University is a private, coeducational Catholic Institution serving over 5,000 students. Saint Xavier provides Programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

Target Audience

With over 5,000 students; Saint Xavier University consists of highly motivated and intelligent students form surrounding communities. In-state, out-of-state, and international students.

Advertising with The Xavierite

Q: Isn’t it part of the newspaper’s responsibilities to report and promote university events for free?
A: Absolutely. The Xavierite does report and promote as many campus events as it can. However, for maximum effect and also to ensure newspaper coverage, advertising is essential. Advertising also ensures that you have 100 % editorial control over what’s printed.

Q: Why should I want to advertise my department or club’s activities?
A: The Xavierite is the proven way to get your message through to students. If you have an important event that you would like to bring to the student’s attention, The Xavierite can help you do that. We will help you reach Saint Xavier students by informing them what you do, where you are located, and how to contact you. It also benefits Saint Xavier students by allowing them to become more familiar with the many activities and opportunities available to them through the university.

Q: How much does something like this cost?
A: It is very affordable. See our rate chart on the next page. If you are willing to advertise with us for every issue, we can reduce our prices by 20%!! If you decide to run the same ad more than once, we can also offer a discount. However, we cannot offer discounts with color advertisements at this stage.

Q: Who will supply the advertisement?
A: You are more than welcome to submit your own prepared advertisement, either electronically (jpg & PDF preferred), or you can submit it to us in hard copy format and we will scan it for publication. However, if you wish, we can design the advertisement for you at no extra fee -- just ask.

Q: So, you do have color?
A: Yes, we do! In fact, The Xavierite can offer up to a full-page color advertisement should you wish it.

Q: Whom do I contact for more information on advertising?
A: Contact, The Xavierite’s Business Manager, for further details at 773-298-3380, or e-mail at

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Station Underwriting

What Is Underwriting?

Underwriting is a non-commercial way to let the audience get an understanding of what your company provides. Through underwriting you can stand out from commercials and allow the audience to see you in a more personal light. Information that is usually included in an underwriting spot would be your companies name, what your company provides, address, telephone number, email, business hours, and services your company provides to the community.

Why Should You Underwrite With WXAV?

WXAV broadcasts in the Chicago radio market, which is the 3rd largest market in the United States.

  • It reaches over 1.5 million people on the southwest side of Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.
  • WXAV’s primary audience is 16-34 year olds. WXAV’s talent is between the ages of 18-34 year olds. We know what college age students are looking for.
  • WXAV was created and run by college students, and thus its broadcasting content is very unique. It features a wide diversity of music including but not limited to: “Alternative, Indie, Classic Rock, Blues, Jazz, Classical, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop, and Country music.
  • WXAV features a large variety of unsigned local musicians.
  • WXAV broadcasts to the world and reaches a global audience through on WXAV’s website
  • Over the past ten years, WXAV has won over a dozen Illinois Broadcasting Associations (IBA) Student Silverdome Awards, including eight first place awards.
    • In 2003, WXAV took 2nd place in the IBA’s Professional Silverdome awards, beating WGN Radio in the category of Best Public Affairs Programming.
    • In 2010 WXAV was named by Paste Magazine as one of the Best College Radio Stations in the United States.
  • In short, WXAV is one of the best college radio stations in the state of Illinois.

For more information, please click here to view our Underwriting Package or please contact us at

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