The station has previously had its call letters forced to WOUI by a similar sounding radio station. The station eventually returned to its original call letters, WIIT, on 02/23/2001.
The station has survived debilitating lightning strikes, budgets below $100, and being forced from their original location in the Armor Building on IIT Campus to a smaller location across the hall.
The station moved to the McCormick-Tribune Campus Center in 2004.
The station has an open format and focuses on allowing students and community members to experience broadcast.