COVID-19 Community Resources

The City of Madison has created a Community Resources page for COVID-19 at Public Health Updates from the city are available at
UW Health continues to maintain a COVID-19 Information page at
Current national and international pandemic statistics are available at

Make Music Madison Broadcast

Sunday June 21 is Make Music Madison day. Due to COVID-19 there will be no live broadcast or gathering at the WIDE-LP transmitter garage this year. Instead we will feature recorded music by Madison area artists all day, between talk shows, from 7 am to midnight. The schedule as currently planned is shown at If you have a favorite Madison artist you would like to see on the schedule, email the station at radio -at- widelp -dot- org.

Outreach Grant Approved

The Friends of WIDE-LP, 5 station supporters who live in the Midvale Heights neighborhood where our station is located, submitted an application to Madison's Neighborhood Grants Program to fund a neighborhood outreach project. The project is described in an article on page 3 of the current issue of the Midvale Messenger newsletter online at Yesterday the $825 grant was approved by the Common Council. More news will appear here as the project gets underway.

Dane County Phased Reopening

See the Madison Coronavirus (COVID-19) page at for the latest updates as Dane County begins phased reopening.

Safer at Home Order in Effect for Madison Until 5/26

As detailed in the 5/13/20 order available at, the Safer at Home Order remains in effect for Madison and Dane County until 8 am on Tue. May 26. (There is a minor revision for "religious entities.")

Key COVID-19 links for Madison

UW Health has COVID-19 Information at with a hotline number, a Frequently Asked Questions page, and many other links.

Public Health Madison & Dane County has Coronavirus info at .
They post the current number of people in Dane County who have tested positive on the right and provide links on the left such as What to Do if You are Sick or Possibly Exposed.

SSM Health is offering free virtual evaluations:

Friends of WIDE-LP forms

On March 1st 5 Midvale Heights neighbors came together to form Friends of WIDE-LP. Their first act was to work out the details of an application to Madison's 2020 Neighborhood Grant Program, and the application was submitted today (March 2nd). The application seeks a small grant in support of station outreach to the neighborhood by covering printing costs for a brochure, business cards, and door-hangers to raise awareness of the station and promote participation in an online survey.

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.

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