One year of broadcasting in southwest Madison

Today is Sept. 28, 2009, which marks one year since WIDE began broadcasting from the Hammersley Road garage of CityWIDE Radio Program Director Bob Park. Prior to that we had done two weeks of test broadcasting with rented equipment in October of 2007 from the home of CityWIDE Radio Technical Director Eric Howland on Gregory Street.
We were on and off the air several times as we got going those first few days last year. Also, our equipment only allowed us to broadcast at half power at first. With better borrowed and purchased equipment we were finally able to begin broadcasting at our full 100 watts of effective radiated power late on April 22, 2009.