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.
To meet current FCC requirements, WIDE-LP needs to move at least 1/2 mile to the east. We are currently off the air as we look for a new home.
If you live in Madison, join our reception testing team and tune in to 99.1 FM between 10 am and 5 pm on Saturday the 4th of July. We will be having a one day test broadcast from the roof of a 3 story building in west Madison (near Hilldale Shopping Center). We want to see how far our 100 watt signal will reach. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your listening address and report whether you were able to hear us or not. You can see our broadcast schedule at http://madisonwi.us/WIDE-LP/schedule/index.htm.
LPFM stations around Wisconsin, on the air or being planned, are invited to a free "LPFM radio shoptalk" session, 9-11 am on Thur. April 30 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee.
LPFM radio shoptalk. Join seasoned radio veterans and new LPFM licensees to talk about the nuts and bolts of erecting a new radio station - developing programs and audiences, understanding FCC rules and music licensing, making key equipment choices, fundraising successfully, and expanding into Internet radio.