Programming changes for 2020

As we start the new year, WIDE-LP has made the following program changes:

The Ralph Nader Radio Hour is a new weekly feature at 6 pm Thursdays, replacing Radio Curious.
Stage & Screen (musicals) moves to 10 pm Saturdays.
Humor Me moves to 10 pm Fridays.
Uncommon Instruments moves to 11 pm Fridays.
PNS Daily Newscast (6 min.) moves to 8 am weekdays.
2020Talks (3 min.) now airs at 10 pm weeknights (rather than after PNS Daily News). 2020Talks also continues to air before Story Classics at Noon Tue.-Fri.

Annual meeting Oct. 28, 2019

The annual fall meeting of the Board of WIDE-LP will be held at 1 pm on Monday Oct. 28. If you would like to join us and learn more about our volunteer operated radio station, send email for details to

Join Us for Make Music Madison June 21

Madison area music lovers are invited to join us at the WIDE-LP Radio Transmitter Garage for our 3rd annual Make Music Madison event on June 21, 2019. As you can see at, we have a full schedule of performers lined up for your extended lunch hour, 11:30 am to 2:45 pm. All but the last hour will be broadcast live on 99.1 FM. We'll be in the garage if it rains, but if the weather cooperates the front deck at 626 Orchard Drive will be our stage.

Join our Board

This announcement will begin airing on the station Oct. 28, 2018:

Station board officers

At the annual meeting of the Madison Mainstream Radio board on Oct. 17, Tom Kozlovsky, Bob Park and Barbara Park were elected to new 2 year terms starting Jan. 1, 2019. As of that date current board chair Eric Howland will leave the board and Bob Park and Ken Skog will begin terms as co-chairs. Patty Stockdale will become vice-chair and Barb Park will continue as Secretary/Treasurer.

Changes in programming for 2018

WIDE-LP is making the following programming changes as we start the new year:
Making Contact is moved from Wed. to Tue. at 6 pm.
Talk Nation Radio is moved from Tues. to Wed. at 6 pm.
Mind's Eye Radio Sun. at 10 pm is replaced with Musical Satire.
Musical Time Machine starts on Sun. 1/7 at 7 pm.

If you are a listener with other changes to recommend, email us at

Midvale Heights Community Association support

At the Nov. 28 meeting of the Midvale Heights Community Association board they voted to contribute $500 of much needed support to the station. We are VERY appreciative of this support from the neighborhood into which we moved just over 2 years ago!

Facebook Posting to Twitter

New this month is the WIDE-LP Facebook page at This is where we now post announcements of the topics in the next day's talk shows. These posts then go automatically to our Twitter site. On Facebook we can schedule these posts to go out at a future time. When we use this feature the time will typically be 5 pm the day before a broadcast.

Make Music Madison venue June 21

This year the "WIDE-LP Radio Transmitter Garage" is a Make Music Madison venue. Featuring original music, we will be broadcasting live from noon to about 2 pm on Wed. June 21. If it rains we will be in the garage, but otherwise we will be in the driveway, or in the shade of the front lawn if it is hot and sunny.
Location: 626 Orchard Drive
Performers (with approximate times):
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Carl Wacker
12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Paula Pachciarz
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm Grandpa Squeezit (Mike Briggs)

Same people, new name.

Today, 4/5/17, the FCC approved the transfer of ownership of WIDE-LP from the original owner, Health Writers, to the new owner Madison Mainstream Radio (MMR). All 4 of us on the MMR board were previously on the Health Writers board. The original function of MMR ended when our former partner got their own station and turned MMR over to us in 2015. We have already combined the few Health Writers resources with our part of the MMR resources. Now we can proceed with the dissolution of Health Writers and take advantage of the 501(c)(3) status of MMR.

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