Larger gatherings allowed

On Feb. 10 Public Health Madison & Dane County Emergency Order #13 goes into effect. It allows Dane County residents to gather in larger groups. For details see

Vaccine for 65 and older adults

On Jan. 19 the Wisconsin Dept. of Health Services released the following: Wisconsin Announces 65 and older Adults Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Beginning January 25 The article says "Wisconsinites who are 65 and older will be able to access the vaccine through their health care provider, pharmacy, or local or tribal public health agency. ... Those being vaccinated directly through their health care provider will typically be contacted to schedule an appointment by their health care provider."

New COVID-19 Order for Dane County

Outdoor gatherings of up to 50 people are allowed by Emergency Order #12 starting Jan. 13. See

Program changes for 2021

We start the new year with several program changes on Sundays. Making Contact moves to 1 pm and Insights or Squaring the Strange on alternate weeks moves to 2 pm. In addition, older Squaring the Strange shows not previously aired will air every Sunday at 4 pm until we are caught up to date. This Week in Virology at 6 pm is being discontinued and an expanding Musical Time Machine,, is returning at 7 pm.

Small indoor gatherings now allowed

Emergency order #11 as posted at is now in effect. It allows indoor gatherings in Dane County of up to 10 people, plus employees.

Be a guest host for Musical Time Machine

A program featured on WIDE-LP radio in the past that will reappear in January is Musical Time Machine. The 32 artists or groups that have been previously featured can be seen at The idea is to feature a different group each week that has been producing albums for more than a decade. The station is looking for guest hosts to do enough new shows to fill out 2021 in combination with the old shows. The shows will air Sunday evenings from 7 to 8 pm (with more time available if needed).

License renewal granted

As of 11/20/20, the FCC granted renewal of WIDE-LP's broadcast license through 12/1/28. The authorization can be viewed at

Thanksgiving message from the City of Madison

The message can be seen at . It says, in part:

"Dane County is currently under Public Health Order #10, which prohibits indoor gatherings with people you do not live with, and restricts outdoor gatherings to 10 people or less, with physical distancing. Getting tested before gathering with others only tells you if you had COVID on the day you were tested. A negative test does not necessarily mean it is safe to gather with others.

Indoor gatherings prohibited in Dane County

Due to the coronavirus spike, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 16 indoor gatherings of any size are prohibited in our county. The details can be seen at

License renewal comment opportunity

The following announcement is currently airing 3 times a week on WIDE-LP:
On August 3, 2020, Madison Mainstream Radio (formerly HEALTH WRITERS, INC.), licensee of WIDE-LP, 99.1 FM, MADISON, WI, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission for renewal of license. Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information on how to file comments and petitions can visit and search in the list of WIDE-LP's filed applications.

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