Meetings 2014 to present

Low power community radio station operators from the greater Madison area met at noon on Nov. 3, 2016 at Isom House, the building on Cornell Ct. behind First Unitarian Society. We decided to begin publishing a quarterly newsletter starting in January 2017, with contributions from our 5 stations organized as Low Power Community Radio of Greater Madison. Meeting Notes

The Wisconsin Community Media spring conference in Madison included the following pre-conference session for LPFM radio stations in Wisconsin. It was held 9-11 am on Thur. April 28, 2016, at the Madison Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive.

LPFM radio shoptalk: 1) FCC requirements - Filing reports, maintaining the public file and more; 2) How to deal with a producer who commits an FCC infraction; 3) Selecting live remote equipment; 4) Developing a mission statement to guide content selection; 5) How are PEG centers sharing and leveraging resources with LPFM? Ryan VanLanduyt, Rice Lake Community Media/WYRL Radio; Scott Williams, Oshkosh Co mmunity Media/WOCT Radio; Kevin Peckham, Full Compass Sound; Norm Stockwell, Operations Manager, WORT Radio.


The Wisconsin Community Media spring conference in Milwaukee included the following pre-conference session for LPFM radio stations in Wisconsin. It was held 9-11 am on Thur. April 30, 2015, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, 509 W. Wisconsin Ave.

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.
Facilitator: to be announced; Presenters: Erik Mollberg, Assistant Manager, Access Fort Wayne (IN) and Station Manager for WELT-LP; Andy Radig, Operations Specialist, Oshkosh Community Media Services and WOCT 101.9; Xav LaPlae, Station Manager, Riverwestradio.com, Eric Howland, WIDE-LP Radio Technical Director and Board Vice-Chair.

Click here to listen to the 2 hr. 13 ½ min. audio recording of the session.


Our Low Power FM Radio Mini-Summit was held Saturday Sept. 20, 2014, 2 to 4 pm at the Lussier Community Education Center, 55 S. Gammon Rd on Madison's west side, with the following agenda:
  • Welcome and introductions - Bob Park
  • Brief background on annual Grassroots Radio Conferences - Norm Stockwell
  • Useful things we learned in Ames Aug. 14-17 - Lisa Wolf, Eric Howland, Bob Park
  • Q&A - Norm Stockwell, Eric Howland, Bob Park
  • New LPFM station progress reports (funding, volunteers, equipment, software, programming goals, studio, Web media, when you hope to get on the air, etc.) - all attending from the new stations
  • Open source projects LPFM stations should know about - David Klann & Todd Wallin
  • Do we want to meet again? - Bob Park
  •   More  Click here to listen to the 2 hr. 9 min. audio recording of the meeting.
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