Monday, December 17, 2007

RHM Shots: World Traveler

World trekker and videographer, Richard Mueller brings his travels to Madison. From France, Germany, and the Czech Republic to Thailand, Japan and New Zealand, Richard captures his trips on video and then edits them into tightly-woven travel guides for all to enjoy.

RHM Shots: World Traveler airs Saturdays at 5:00pm with a Monday repeat at noon.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Moving Picture Power Hour!

Tune in to producer Yamina Stiet's brightly colored half-hour Moving Picture Power Hour on WYOU. Cutting edge, glamorous, edgy...these are just a few of the adjectives used to describe this original collaborative animation and indie film effort.

Starting in January, airs at 11:00 pm on Tuesday nights.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Hindu Cultural Hour every Sunday Night

Tune into channel 4 every Sunday night at 8:30pm to see the Hindu Cultural Hour on WYOU. Magnificent dance, music, song, and film performances celebrate this ancient tradition with both local and international talents. Presented by the American Hindu Association and produced by two-time Youie Award winner Bahee Sathasivam. Catch a repeat performance Monday mornings at 9:00am.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Supporting youth programing is a very important aspect of our mission. Over the last several years, the station has seen a growth in the number of students that are taking advantage of the television opportunities offered here at WYOU. From grade schoolers to college grads, from short films to live shows, the sheer numbers of students and programming that have come through our studios is a testament to the service that cable access offers the community.

See a sampling of this Youth TV every Wednesday at 3:30 pm right here on cable channel 4.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sonia Nazario speaks to Madison Civics Club

Award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling book, Enrique's Journey, Sonia Nazario speaks to the Madison Civics Club about "the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States."

Ms. Nazario was in town on October 6th, and volunteers with WYOU cameras were there to record exclusive footage of the event. Program produced by WYOU Executive Director, Charles Uphoff.

Catch her talk at 8:00pm every Tuesday of this month.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Lose Yourself in a WYOU Conundrum

What happens when modern dance footage is infused with effected video ranging from birds to bulldozers? Conundrum answers this an many other questions the schizoid commercial-media refugee might ask.
WYOU's Heidi Johnson and Eric Allin join with others to create the most heavily layered experimental art video found anywhere on the Cable or Satellite Television landscape. Watch, and find yourself bathed in a creative sanctuary of associative imagery - no ploys, plots, or pomp. Be amazed and entertained by this video Rorschach/Acid test.
Conundrum is mixed LIVE! at 12:30AM every Friday Morning

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tuesday is Jesse Walker Country Music Night

Longtime WYOU producer and country music performer Jesse Walker brings his special brand of entertainment to the television screen every Tuesday night at 7:00pm. Jesse has been singing and playing guitar for more than 40 years and has won numerous awards including the Best Country Album of 2005 from the Madison Area Music Awards.

Monday, November 12, 2007

WYOU in Español

WYOU has not uno, but dos LIVE all-Spanish language shows that spice up weekend viewing for the Madison area! Live music, news, and local commentary bring each of the two programs to life.

Madison en Vivo! airs each Friday night from 7-9 pm.
el Barrio airs every Saturday from 6-8pm.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wisconsin Legislators Doom Cable Access TV

Wisconsin legislators voted yesterday in favor of the controversial and deceptive Video Competition Act. Unless action is taken to change this disastrous move, WYOU and cable access throughout the state of Wisconsin will cease to exist because PEG funding will be no more. Are our leaders bought off by big corporates? You do the math.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

12-year-old Hosts Live Show Every Thursday Afternoon

Taylor Kokinos, a 12-year old computer wiz is the host of Taylor's Tech Tips, a live show that airs every Thursday afternoon at 5:30 pm. Got a Mac problem? Give Taylor a call during the show, (608) 258-8006. Pictured: Taylor and his crew... sister Brittney (11), mom Dolores, brother Luke (8). Photo credit: Jason Landerud

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Video Competition Act: update

Read what Mike McCabe says as he blasts the Video Competition Act.

Is the Senate up for Sale? Capital Times editorial questions support for this Act, which if passed as is, would do away with the PEG funding that makes public access TV possible.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Kathleen Falk in the WYOU Studio

Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk joined producer Steve Singer in the WYOU studio today for a taping of his show Shrink Rap!: Wisconsin . Steve, a practicing Madison-area psychiatrist, hosts a variety of guests with discussions ranging from the political to the psychological.

Shrink Rap airs on channel 4...Mondays 7:00 pm, Tuesdays at noon, and Fridays 2:00 pm.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

New Programs Airing this Month

Just some of the new shows and programs airing this November on WYOU:

Street Quest; a documentary on the origin of Madison streets; produced and directed by former Splu Urtaf member Benson Gardner; Sunday nights at 10:00 pm, Thursdays 1:30 pm, Fridays 3:30 am.

The Barn Salvateers; a documentary on the salvaging of one 90-year old Dane County barn in order to restore a second; produced by Tarazod Films' Tashai Lovington and WYOU Program Coordinator Robert Lughai; Sunday nights at 11:00 pm, Thursdays 2:30 pm, Fridays 4:30 am.

Roger Bindl: Video Shorts; a compilation of both documentary and narrative short films from the WYOU Chair; Sunday morning at 5:30 am and Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm, Mondays 11:00 am.

Chad Vader, Episodes 6-8; the saga continues from well known WYOU producers Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan; airs on Not Docs, Saturday nights at 11:00 pm, Wednesday at midnight, Saturday mornings 5:00 am.

La Fete de la Musique; coverage of the annual summer solstice music celebration in the heart and streets of Paris, from veteran WYOU producer Luciano Matheron; Monday nights at 8:30 pm, Tuseday 6:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Taylor's Tech Tips; let this 12-year old computer wizard teach you a thing or two about new technology; Airs LIVE Thursdays at 5:30 pm with a repeat on Friday at 11:30 am.

Madison Civics Club: Sonia Nazario; coverage of speaker Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, produced by WYOU Executive Director, Charles Uphoff; Tuesday 8:00 pm, Wednesday 12:30 am and 10:30 am.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A perfect evening for Mind Shock!

Pictured: Producer Craig Meyer (with cap) and the crew of Mind Shock. Front row: Jason, Wes, Isiah, Amanda, Taylor, Eric (at computer). Back row: Orin, Teresa, Dona, Craig.

Mind Shock airs on channel 4 LIVE from the WYOU studio every Wednesday evening at 8:00 pm CST. Audience call-in is always encouraged and welcomed. Topics range from alternative healing & lifestyles to paranormal phenomenon beyond the veil.

Craig and his crew have won the WYOU Best Live Format award for the last two years running.

Can't catch the live show? Repeat airings occur later in the early morning. Check the WYOU schedule for times.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Stocking Stuffers?

Halloween is nearly upon us! What better time than now to do a little last minute shopping and pick up a few stocking mean... the loved ones.

Geoff Lafayette's horror/comedy film about a mad scientist and giant badger gone bad is sure to bring a smile to all the kiddies on Halloween morning when they jump out of bed and hurry to gather wide-eyed around the... gather around...the tree...right?

Buckystein is now availble on DVD for just $5! All proceeds go to support WYOU, Madison's only non-profit community television. Give us a call at (608) 258-9644 or stop in today!

Monday, October 29, 2007

WYOU Producer Vijay Dandamudi gets press in India

Vijay Dandamudi's short comedic films have been a huge success with the Telugu-speaking Youtube community. While shot mostly in his native language from India, the storylines have enough English sprinkled in to make the films quite enjoyable to a larger audience as well. His efforts have made such a splash that he was written up recently in The Hindu, India's Online National Newspaper. You can catch Vijay's work at full resolution and with English "prompts" on WYOU's Not Docs program.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

WYOU 4 is Madison's Community Television

In case you didn't know...WYOU cable channel 4 has a blog!

WYOU is Madison, Wisconsin's only non-profit community television. Got an idea for a TV show? Have a copy of your student film? You shot footage of a local event? How about your summer trip to the Black Hills?

Come talk to us and get it on the air!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

WYOU program Not Docs gets noticed

Isthmus Daily Page writer, Kristian Knutsen posts a blurb about Not Docs, a WYOU program showcasing short independent films. Produced by WYOU Program Coordinator Robert Lughai and his filmmaking partner Tashai Lovington, the show airs Saturday at 11:00 pm and Wednesday nights at midnight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Actress Scarlett Johansson promotes WYOU

Hollywood star, Scarlett Johansson takes time out her busy schedule to say a few words in support of WYOU. See the promo and read the Daily Page write-up.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Wednesday Night Foreign and Silent Film Series--Remembered

Though it's no longer with us, the intro to the WYOU Wednesday Night Foreign and Silent Film Series (starring former Executive Director, Jason Kwaiatkowski) gets a nice write-up by Kristian Knutsen in the Isthmus Daily Page.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

WYOU Summer Youth Films

Each summer, WYOU provides video production experience for middle school students in the region. Groups of kids...along with WYOU staff...write, produce, rehearse, act, and shoot short films which, when it's all over, end up airing on the station. One of the most widely seen and most enjoyed of these short movies is The American Transport. See other WYOU youth films on our youtube channel.

Read more about our summer youth groups in the Daily Page post by Kristian Knutsen.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Chad Vader against the Video Competition Act!

Chad Vader producers Aaron Yonda and Matt Sloan produce a PSA (public service announcement) in support of cable access and against the Video Competition Act. Read Daily Page post by Kristian Knutsen for more details.

Monday, June 25, 2007

WYOU videos now up on Youtube!

Now you can catch WYOU promo clips and short films on our youtube channel. More to be added on a regular basis. See Isthmus Daily Page post by Kristian Knutsen.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

3rd Annual WYOU Producer Awards a success!

The 3rd annual WYOU awards came off without a hitch...well almost...a few technical glitches are to be expected. Hey, it's cable access! No matter, it was a great night for all. The full house at the Overture Center for the Arts' Rotunda got a close up glimpse of many of the WYOU producers.

Read the Isthmus Daily Page article by Kristian Knutsen.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Video Competion Act could do away with WYOU

The so-called Video Competition Act could put an end to the PEG money that makes cable access television possible. Read the Isthmus Newspaper article by Vikki Kratz.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Splu Urtaf comedy team make it big with Chad Vader

Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, stars of the WYOU comedy show Splu Urtaf, make some noise with their Chad Vader youtube success. Read the Isthmus article by Kenneth Burns.