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.

WIDE Celebration

WIDE-LP FM held a celebration on Friday, May 23rd from 12:00 to 4:00.

The celebration was at Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society, 2010 Whenona Drive, Madison, Wisconsin. Refreshments were provided.

We had hoped to celebrate returning to the air, but instead we heard about more bumps in to road to that goal. First, we learned we needed FCC approval before we could start broadcasting from a new location, Bob's garage in southwest Madison. Then, not all the transmitter components were functioning as expected.

May Radio Council Meetings

We met again on May 15 and talked about technical details associated with the start of broadcasting. Donated equipment is being repaired. The required emergency broadcast equipment we purchased weeks ago had not yet arrived. Someone from Soul Wide may go to the Wisconsin Dells to pick it up. We need it for the June 10 test of the emergency broadcast system. Eric has made some progress with new software we hope to use.

April Radio Council Meeting 4/3

The CityWide Radio Council met on Thursday April 3 at 7:30 pm in the Community Room at the South District Office Police Station, 825 Hughes Place. Before the meeting Eric showed some software for controlling stations.
Media Reform Conference in Minneapolis June 6-8.
Covering events for CityWIDE (republican, democratic conventions {state, national} local events).
Technical update (Antenna sites, exciter repair).
Our May deadline for getting on the air.

Radio Council 3/6/2008 meeting held

The March meeting of the Radio Council was held on March 6 at the South District Office Police Station. Community gardens and orchards were discussed and tentative plans were made to have 5 minute local neighborhood garden reports once a week.

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