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.

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.

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