Following up on the national Grassroots Radio Conference 2014 in Ames IA Aug. 14-17 which several of us attended, we have scheduled a meeting from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday Sept. 20 for all low power radio folks, present or future, from the greater Madison area. The Evjue Youth Room at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd on Madison's west side (just north of Memorial High School) has been reserved for us.
Early this year the FCC granted construction permits to all 5 applicants for new LPFM radio stations in the greater Madison area, with construction deadlines as shown below:
Freq. Organization (FCC construction deadline)
95.5 LUSSIER COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER INC (7/28/15)
98.7 CITY OF MONONA (7/15/15)
102.9 FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF MADISON (8/19/15)
103.5 SUN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION D.B.A. FRIENDS OF KIDS-4 (7/27/15)
103.7 MADISON CHRISTIAN LOW POWER FM (8/12/15)
The CityWIDE Radio Board met on July 6, 2014, and elected the following to 2 year terms on our 5 member board, with officers as shown below:
Bob Park - chair
Eric Howland - vice-chair
Steve Blank - secretary
Mary Somers - treasurer
Tom Kozlovsky - at large
We also named Bob Park, Eric Howland and Steve Blank as our 3 representatives on the Madison Mainstream Radio Board.
The FCC website shows that new LPFM station applications have been received this month from the following 5 organizations in the greater Madison area, all applying for different frequencies:
95.5 LUSSIER COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER INC
98.7 CITY OF MONONA
102.9 FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF MADISON
103.5 SUN PRAIRIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION D.B.A. FRIENDS OF KIDS-4
103.7 MADISON CHRISTIAN LOW POWER FM
The FCC's October 24 Webinar on Low Power FM Radio is available for viewing online at http://www.fcc.gov/events/october-24-webinar-on-low-power-fm-radio. The webinar answered questions about low power FM (LPFM) and the process for applying for a new LPFM license during the current October 15 - November 14, 2013, open filing window.
Change is in the air. We are in the middle of an FCC window, which may not come again, for new low power FM radio station license applications. This window, which ends Nov. 14, is also for major modification applications from existing LPFM stations. The FCC will answer questions about these applications during a live webinar which starts online at noon Madison time on Thursday Oct. 24. Go to http://www.fcc.gov/live to listen in, and see http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db1018/DA-1... for details.
At 7 pm on Saturday May 11, WIDE is holding a Spring Listener Party. If you are a listener, you are invited. Bring a snack or beverage to share.
It is happening at our transmitter house, 5610 Hammersley Rd, as we begin our 5th year of 100 watt broadcasting from here. Come and meet other listeners and members of the CityWIDE Radio board, and bring any comments you have on our programming.
CityWIDE Radio's air time on Friday, March 8th, will be devoted to women's voices and women's issues:
10 am On the Natural Sciences Hour - Susan Holechek & Kiona Ogle: "Young Women in Science," from Ask a Biologist, Arizona State University
12 noon On Story Classics at Noon - "A Little Princess" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, read by Karen Savage
4:05 pm On Skeptoid - "Finding Amelia Earhart"
5 pm On the Natural Sciences Hour - Susan Holechek & Kiona Ogle: "Young Women in Science," from Ask a Biologist, Arizona State University (repeated from 10 am)
On Jan. 11 the Prometheus Radio Project posted an article giving the highlights from the long-awaited new rules for low power radio stations released by the FCC on November 30, 2012 at http://www.prometheusradio.org/highlights.
At midnight on Fridays "Over the Edge" has been discontinued. "Soft Comes the Night" starts an hour earlier.
From 9-10 am Saturday mornings Kenland Radio has been replaced with an hour of The Beatles (which had been temporarily discontinued).