Refurbished transmitter arrives

The new transmitter that Eric bought on ebay has arrived! Once we get it installed, we can finally begin broadcasting at a full 100 watts of power.

Lea Zeldin, Dies at 80

Lea Zeldin, one of the founders and moving forces behind CityWIDE died last week.
The family invites Lea's friends from throughout the community to a memorial on Saturday, April 11th beginning at 5pm, at the Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St. in Madison. The memorial will begin with a potluck. Bring your favorite dish for Lea who so loved great food and conversation. (Beverages will be provided by the family.)
She will be so missed.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 3/21/09

Special Programming for the United Nations
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
on WIDE-LP on March 21, 2009
in cooperation with the
Radio Voices Without Frontiers (RVSF)
2009 one day broadcast campaign (

Midnight - 8 am: "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois (from, to be rebroadcast in serial form weekdays at noon starting on March 23.

Radio Council Feb 19th, 7:30 pm at CSCI building

At our Feb. 19 meeting we talked about progress in getting a Linux program working which might take over broadcast operations from the Windows program we are now using, Zara Radio. We also talked about scheduling a Health Writers On the Air program which Eric had edited from its WORT version for broadcast on WIDE. Then we arranged to meet at the WSUM (UW student radio station) open house on campus Feb. 20, and made plans to attend the Feb. 23 open house of the new Meadowood Neighborhood Center not far from our transmitter location in southwest Madison.

Radio Council Meeting Jan 22, 2009

The Radio Council met Jan 22, 2009 at 8:00 at the WORT studio (after the Health Writers program concluded).  The WORT studio is at 118 S. Bedford St.  This is just south of the bus station which is at the corner of Bedford and West Washington.

New Links Added

Note that new links have been added along the top edge of this page.

Antenna now higher

Though we are still at half power, on Oct. 19 we increased the height of our antenna by 8-1/2 feet. If you live in Madison but could not get the station before, try us again at 99.1 FM. Reception reports are always helpful, especially at the outer edge of our range, and should be sent to info-at-citywidelpfm-dot-org.

Radio Council 11/06/2008 7pm

Now that we are back on the air (albeit still not at full power) we need to turn our attention back to programming. That will be the focus of the Radio Council meeting just two days after the election.

The meeting will be 7 pm Nov 6th 2008 at the CSCI second floor meeting room 517 N. Segoe Rd.

WIDE on the air

Thanks to Eric's replacement of a malfunctioning sound card and his and Norm's hard work with other hardware, WIDE is now on the air in west Madison. For now we are just at half power, so reception will be difficult if you are more than a couple of miles from Hammersley Road at Whitney Way. If you can hear us, send a reception report to info-at-citywidelpfm-dot-org.

Goodman Atwood Community Center and Lussier Teen Center Grand Opening

Sat Sept 27th is the grand opening of the Goodman Atwood Community Center and the Lussier Teen Center at their new home at 149 Waubesa St.

The new center has a brand new studio space for WIDE (one of several - may a thousand studios bloom). The studio space has been set aside for the station in the new Lussier Teen Center - not too far from the gym. The studio space has not yet been furnished as a studio. That exciting task is ahead of us as everyone at Goodman Atwood settles into the new space.

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