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 http://madisonwi.us/WIDE-LP/161030_meeting.htm
The Sunset Village Community Association included an article about us in their winter newsletter. It's just past the middle, online at http://sunsetvillagecommunity.org/newsletters/SVCA_Winter2016.pdf.
Thanks to Paul Baker for the nice article about WIDE-LP on p. 7 of the current Midvale Messenger (online at http://mhcaorgnl.s3.amazonaws.com/1511_Nov_MM.pdf?page=Messenger/1511_No...), newsletter of the Midvale Heights Community Association. Midvale Heights is the west Madison neighborhood that we are now broadcasting from.
We resumed broadcasting 24/7 on the afternoon of Sat. Oct. 10. Our new higher antenna location is just above treetop level, but the height above average terrain in our new west Madison location has made it necessary to reduce our ERP to 40 watts.
Our antenna is now up and connected to our broadcast equipment in our new home. We should be back on the air very soon.
Today, 8/30/15, Health Writers met to elect a new board. Health Writers has been the FCC recognized owner of WIDE-LP since we first went on the air, but this is the first time its board has been composed entirely of supporters of low power radio. The current board is:
President: Eric Howland
Vice President: Robert Park
Treasurer: Tom Kozlovsky
Secretary: Susan Hagstrom
Additional board member:
Since the FCC approved our relocation on 8/27/15, we have been hard at work getting ready to go on the air from our new home in the Midvale Heights Neighborhood on Madison's west side. The date when we resume broadcasting will be posted here.
On Aug. 24 the FCC accepted for filing our application to relocate the station to Orchard Dr. in west Madison.
Four of the 5 new LPFM stations in the greater Madison area are now on the air, with the 5th planning to start broadcasting early next year. You can see the call signs and frequencies of the 4 at http://lpfm.madisonwi.us/.
We have been offered a new home for the radio station on Orchard Drive 1-1/3 mi. to the northeast, and will soon have a relocation application submitted to the FCC.