On Wednesday, May 6th, WDRT will be having its first ever One-Day Mini-Marathon, with the goal of raising $5,000 in 12 hours to support the station.
It’s going to be an amazing day of radio, with ‘curbside’ broadcasts from cars, live remote shows from the homes of DJ’s, and even some online video livestreams!
Programming Schedule for the Day:
6AM: Driftless Morning with Jim Hallberg – Live in Studio A
8AM: Second Cup of Coffee – Special Guests and Features
9AM: Mr. Koppa’s Neighborhood – Remote broadcast from his work van!
10AM: Que Sera Sera with Sarah Caldwell – Live remote from her kitchen table
11AM: Hersong with Aurora Boyd – Curbside Edition
12PM: Democracy Now, The War & Peace Report
1PM: Country Meets the Blues with Doc Roddy – Live Call-In from Doc
2PM: M’Lou’s Shoes with M’Lou Wilkie – Curbside Edition
3PM: Pop, Rock, Etc. with Joe Banks – Curbside Edition
4PM: Bad Axe Tap & After School Special with Chris & Mahala – Tag Team Radio
5PM: Closeout Hour with Special Guests
There will also be special features throughout the day, and periodic livestreams on WDRT’s Facebook page.
This will be our only spring fundraising event, so be sure to tune-in and show your love for the station. You can donate all day on Wednesday, May 6th by calling 608-638-9378, or donate online here.
Join Dan Peak & Mark Taylor for the latest edition of the Monthly Review. This month, Dan and Mark host the show remotely, and discuss how COVID-19 has affected our region, the state and nation.
TUC Radio broadcast portions of an interview with science writer David Quammen, author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic.
Quammen explores the ways in which viruses are embedded in the same systems of ecology and evolutionary biology that humans are, and how disruption of wild ecosystems can shake these viruses free. He also discusses how COVID-19 offers an opportunity to re-imagine our relationship with the natural world.
Check out the first episode of Spontaneous Instruction!
It’s a show that explores music, sound, science, nature and whatever else comes to the mind of hosts Kirsten and Flint.
Join Ed Holahan for the latest ‘Quarantine Edition’ of The View from Here.
Like most other area organizations, WDRT has undergone some big shifts in recent weeks. The station went into ‘skeleton crew’ mode on March 25th, and has been operating with core staffing only. We are currently short 100+ pairs of volunteer hands at the station!
While the staff is still able to produce programming on-site, not having DJ’s in the station has created a unique challenge. We’ve been relying on our vast archive of programs, and there are also a handful of DJ’s who’ve been doing their shows from home.
We’re working hard to get as many people back on the air as possible, and have been building Home Broadcasting Kits for station volunteers. Expect to hear more DJ’s broadcasting from the comfort of their own home in the coming days!
We’re also doing our part to keep people informed. You can hear local and regional updates on the Nearly Noon News, weekdays at 11:55AM, as well as the Community Calendar, which has been providing a listing of community resources, weekdays at 7AM, 10AM & 1PM.
Our syndicated news and talk programming has also been providing timely and relevant information, offering valuable perspectives that are unavailable on other media outlets.
There’s also a fun new way to engage with the community while you’re cooped-up at home! Call our Community Comment Line at 608-638-9378, and leave your messages of support, hope, humor and connection, and we’ll share it over the airwaves.
Thanks to everybody for all your support, and keep it tuned to WDRT, 91.9FM and wdrt.org.