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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.

2017 Program Changes

WIDE-LP is making numerous changes in programming for the new year as follows:
Democracy Now! is moving from 10 am to 9 am on weekdays and the morning Wider Horizons series is moving from 9 am to 10 am.
The Monday morning Crime Alert will move from just before 9 am to an evening spot just before 5 pm.
The Mon. 6 pm Moyers & Company Archives will be replaced with Bill Moyers in Conversation (from 2016).
The Saturday CounterSpin broadcast will move from 12:30 pm to 9 am and may be followed by a Wisconsin News Connection story repeated from a preceding weeknight.

Final meeting with former partner

On Nov. 13, 2016, we held our final meeting with our former station partner, Madison Christian LPFM Radio. They had half the air time on WIDE-LP and covered half the expenses until July 30, 2015. The meeting was at the broadcast location of their new station, WALK-LP in Monona. We took care of the final separation of equipment and final bill payments. See our history page at for details.

Community feedback meeting set for Sunday Oct. 30

After one year of broadcasting to west Madison from north of the Beltline, WIDE-LP is holding a community meeting at the nearby Sequoya Library, at the corner of Tokay and Midvale Blvds, to get feedback and field questions from the neighborhoods at the center of our listening area. We'll start the meeting by discussing with library staff how the radio station might help promote services which the library provides to the area. Then we will open the meeting up to general questions and feedback. See

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