Democracy Now! Back on WYOU!

Democracy Now schedule on WYOU:

  • Weekdays at noon
  • Rerun same day at 6:00 pm
  • Rerun again the following weekday at 4:00 am and 7:00 am.

Several months ago, the equipment running our TV programming died. After a decade of continuous 24/7 use, this was not really too much of a surprise. The system was expensive. For us to replace it, the cost would have run into many thousands of dollars.

Luckily for us, WORT–Madison’s local community radio station–happened to have their own piece of television equipment that someone had donated to them. WORT had no real use for it so they were willing to give it to us in exchange for a digital video camera that former WYOU board member Glenn C. Reynolds generously donated to the cause.

So we now had a new, much more reliable automator system running our programming. The only caveat was that this new piece of equipment was not set up to be able to receive a live feed from Free Speech TV and Democracy Now.

To make a long story short, WYOU tech volunteer, Bryan Fay, spent many hours on the phone with the manufacturer, then writing his own program that would automatically air the Democracy Now show file each day after they made it available to us. Bryan’s program worked and Democracy Now is back on the air at WYOU!

Thank you Bryan for all your dedicated hours of work!

2009 Fall Membership Drive begins tomorrow!

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now supports WYOU!

Tune in tomorrow at 1:00 pm as we kick off our LIVE 2009 Fall Membership Drive! Watch live shows, performers, bands, dancers, panels, talk shows and demonstrations all week long. Sunday October 18th through October 25th.

1:00-11:00pm Sunday October 18th
6:30-11:00pm M-F October 19th-23rd
1:00-11:00pm Sat/Sun October 24th-25th

Streaming LIVE at and also on cable TV in Madison and greater Dane County at channels digital 991 or analog 95.

Amy Goodman Live in the WYOU Studio!

Amy Goodman of the nationally syndicated program Democracy Now is in Madison this weekend, and she came into WYOU this morning to do her live broadcast from our studio.
Friday morning, bright and early at 6:00 am, just before the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Progressive Magazine is to begin, the world-reknowned cutting edge free-speech news journalist, Amy Goodman came to Madison’s only community television station, WYOU, to tape the daily edition of Democracy Now!, the widely viewed program which covers the news that mainstream media doesn’t.
The atmosphere was positive to bring a positive start, inspiration and professional approach to the studio in a matter of minutes. With a make-up artist, a satellite truck in the parking lot and professional assistants to coordinate the program with the New York studio, the buzz of energy was exciting and remarkable. Goodman was kind, friendly and professional. She encouraged the station and offered clips to encourage sponsorship of WYOU on-air. Busy as can be, the crew rushed off to the next event at the Progressive Anniversary Celebration.

Amy Goodman & Jeremy Scahill at the Barrymore Theatre

Tune in to see the recent visit by Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Blackwater author Jeremy Scahill to Madison’s Barrymore Theatre. The event was co-sponsored by WORT FM and WYOU and was filmed by the WYOU production team of Natalie Hinckley, Karen Chin, and Eric Allin.

Watch the entire 2 hour program during the month of December. It will air Tuesdays at 8:00 pm with repeat showings on Mondays at 9:30 am and an insomniacs airing on Thursdays at 3:00 am.

Democracy Now adds additional half hour for October!

We’ve just been informed by Free Speech TV that the popular news program Democracy Now with Amy Goodman will immediately be airing an additional half hour of coverage for the remainder of October. That’s an hour and a half of Democracy Now each weekday evening between 5:30-7:00 pm and in the morning 7:00-8:30 am.

A half hour of our regularly scheduled programs will be preempted during these times, but they will return to their normal air times in November.

WYOU coverage of Amy Goodman & Jeremy Scahill at the Barrymore

The recent Madison visit by Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill to the Barrymore Theatre was captured by WYOU’s all-star production team of Natalie Hinckley, Karen Chin, and Eric Allin.

Catch an hour and a half of the shoot this Monday at 1:30 pm during the WYOU Open Afternoon. Then watch for the full program to air in the December schedule with numerous repeat showings.

WYOU/WORT present Meet the Authors reception with Amy Goodman, Jeremy Scahill & Bob McChesney

Read a good book lately? Want to spend time with the authors and benefit community media at the same time?

The 7th Annual Wisconsin Book Festival, together with WORT-FM Community Radio and WYOU Cable TV present: A special “Meet the Authors” reception with “Media Matters” host (and former WORT programmer) Bob McChesney; award-winning journalist Amy Goodman, host of “Democracy Now!” (who was recently arrested while covering the RNC in St. Paul); and independent reporter Jeremy Scahill, whose Blackwater exposé sparked a Congressional inquiry. Friday October 17th, 2008 – 5:30-7:00pm – at the Barrymore Theatre
lobby, 2090 Atwood Avenue. Refreshments will be provided. Tickets – $50 per person. All proceeds go to benefit WORT-FM AND