Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009...Here we come!

WYOU...Make it yours in 2009!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Obama Flash Rally in January

Where were you late on election night? WYOU Technical Director Eric Allin was getting ready for bed when he heard the noise...more than a mile away...large crowd noise.

Eric grabbed his video camera and ran to the capital square where a spontaneous gathering of people was beginning to occur. Obama had been declared the victor and a flash rally was starting to kick in. See it as it happened all this month on WYOU.

See the footage at 9:00 pm every Tuesday in January 2009. (Check our online schedule for additional airings.)

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Mifflin Street Co-op Story

The month is almost over, but there's still time to catch More Than Enough: The Mifflin Street Co-op Story. Produced by former WYOU board member Jill Hopke, the film documents the rise and fall of one of Madison's alternative voices in the food awareness movement.

More Than Enough will air tonight at 8:30pm and again Tuesday morning at 9:00am.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from your community television station--WYOU!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Holiday Hours at the Station

The WYOU studios will be closed during the upcoming holidays.

Closed December 24th & 25th
Open December 26th, 1-3pm only

Closed December 31st & January 1st
Open January 2nd, 1-3pm only

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WYOU Holiday Open House Tomorrow

Come join us here at the WYOU studios for our Holiday Open House. Everyone is welcome to share in food, drink and treats. Meet the WYOU producers, staff and our new Executive Director.

See how community television works and join in the fun!

4-8pm Thursday December 18th, 2008. We're located in downtown Madison at 608 East Washington Ave.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bang Camaro Rocks Madison

Mind Shock producer Craig Meyer filmed the recent visit of the rock band Bang Camaro in Madison. See the live stage performance as well as behind-the-scenes footage ad interviews.

Thursdays at 11:00pm, Fridays at 9:30pm, and Saturdays at 3:30am.

Monday, December 1, 2008

The Making of The Mad City Chickens Documentary

Mad City Chickens is a documentary on people who keep chickens in the city, and Madison is a leader in the backyard poultry movement. The film premiered to a sold out audience at the 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival and will be release on DVD sometime in early 2009.

WYOU Education Director & Program Coordinator Robert Lughai and his filmmaking partner Tashai Lovington produced the feature-length film as well as the 25 minute behind-the-scenes short which airs all this December here on WYOU.
See the Making of The Mad City Chickens Documentary Mondays at 9:30 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 pm. Check our online schedule for more days and times.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas on WYOU

Celebrate Christmas on Madison's Community Television. Catch some old favorites all this December:

A Christmas Memory, feature film; Thursdays at 3:30 pm.

Village of Dreams, feature film; Tuesdays at 4:00 pm.

The Dutton's Christmas Holiday Special; Wednesdays at 4:30 pm & early Tuesdays at 5:30 am.

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol; Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

Jesse Walker's Country Christmas Specials; Tuesdays at 11:30 am & Wednesdays at 5:30 am.
Christmas Cartoons; Wednesdays 5:00 pm.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

New Programs: Grit TV, Explore, & World Music

New December shows on WYOU!

Grit TV with Laura Flanders is a new news and arts discussion show with interactivity and a positive take on what's going on. Made possible by Free Speech TV. See it Tuesdays through Fridays at NOON.

Explore and World Music Block. Now airing in prime time Saturdays at 8:00 pm, explore the world and hear the music. Made possible by Link TV. See repeat airings on Wednesdays at 11:30 am & Sundays at 6:00 am.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Jam-Packed New December Schedule!

Our upcoming December schedule is looking to be a good one! Lots of new programs along with some holiday cheer!

Amy Goodman & Jeremy Scahill filmed LIVE at the Barrymore; Tuesday nights at 8:00 pm and Mondays at 9:30 am.

The Making of the Mad City Chickens documentary; Monday at 9:30 pm and Sundays at 10:00 pm.

Bang Camaro Rocks in Madison; Fridays at 9:00 pm & Thursdays at 11:00 pm.

The Free Speech Channel's Grit TV; Tuesday-Friday at noon.

Link TV's Explore & World Music; 8:00 pm Saturday nights.

Newly updated WYOU Community Calendar, what's happening in Madison! Now M-F at 2:30 pm.

Christmas Specials:

A Christmas Memory, feature film; Thursdays at 3:30 pm.
Village of Dreams, feature film; Tuesdays at 4:00 pm.
The Dutton's Christmas Holiday Special; Wednesdays at 4:30 pm.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol; Tuesdays at 10:00 am.

And some favorites from the WYOU archive:

More Than Enough: The Mifflin Street Co-op Story, Monday 8:30 pm & Tuesdays 9:00 am.
Out To Lunch, sketch comedy, Thursday evenings at 11:30 pm.
Video-a-Go-Go, UW student films, Fridays 9:00 pm and Wednesdays at 11:30 pm.
The Yungling & Someday, locally produced independent films, Tuesdays at 12:00am in the morning.

*Note: Additional airings during the week will be available for most of the programs listed above. Check our online schedule for up-to-date days and times.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

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.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Wis-Kino Kabaret this weekend!

Attention gorilla indie filmmakers! Make a film in less than 48 hours!

The Wis-Kino Fall Kabaret is here! Friday thru Sunday, Nov. 21-23, with kick-off at 7pm tonight at Sundance Cinema's North Lounge. Final screening at 7pm on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Sundance Cinema's Theater #2.
See more! Wis-Kino films air on WYOU every Monday at midnight. Remember we're analog 95 & digital 991 on you cable dial.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

WYOU November Board Meeting this coming Tuesday

The new WYOU Executive Director Barbara Bolan has now been on staff for about a month and things are moving forward at the station. Change is in the air and things are looking up. Want to learn more about WYOU? Come sit in on the monthly board meeting. It's open to the public.
Next Board of Directors meeting: Tuesday November 25th at 6:30 pm; held at the station, 609 East Washington Ave, Madison.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Africa Fest

This past August, the African Association of Madison held their annual Africa Fest in Warner Park. WYOU's video crew, led by the station's Tech Director, Eric Allin along with camera operators Chris Wales and Tony Zirngible, were on hand to get coverage of all the music and festivities.

The video footage first premiered on Sankulay Jallow's West Africa Experience (Sunday's at 4:30 pm), but now all this month you can see lots more. Tune in each week for something new: Mondays at 8:30 pm, Tuesdays at 11:00 am & 3:30 pm, Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Saturdays at 8:00 pm.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tap It presents the Bully-Free Zone:

The Tap It New Works Ensemble Theater brings you B-F-Z: Bully-Free Zone, a short performance by student's at Madison's Hamiton Middle School. Check it out all November here on WYOU, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and Wednesdays at 10:00 am & 5:00 pm.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Mad Progress TV!

Mad Progress TV is much more of an effort than a TV program. This campaign asks what Martin Luther King Jr. would do if he were alive today, and we look to his speech Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence--made one year to the day before his assassination--for inspiration. Within that speech King argued that the war in Vietnam was merely indicative of a far greater "malady of the American spirit", and that the time had come in regards to this malady when "silence becomes betrayal". This show is our attempt to actively break this silence, as an analysis of the ailments King recognized expose alarming parallels between our country then and now. Most importantly, we believe as King believed that the silence in regards to the active betrayal of our soldiers is perhaps the most heinous sign of this condition. Both the wars in Iraq and Vietnam bring "cynicism to the process of death" for the American men and women willing to give the most for their country, and speaking out about this travesty is our most important initiative.

This program is part of a larger effort entitled Beyond Iraq: A Time to Break Silence which we hope will help bring attention to these parallels. We hope this work will help inspire others to break the silence with us, so please visit our website to learn more about what we are doing and how you can help!

Watch Mad Progress TV on WYOU Saturday afternoons at 3:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NEW: Mad Town Film - A group for indie filmmakers

Local filmmaker and WYOU member Vincent Colombo recently started the Mad Town Film forum, an online place for indie filmmakers to network in the Madison, Wisconsin area. Ask questions, post videos, and connect with other videomakers. Check it out!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sean Bode's Gusto!

Longtime WYOU producer Sean Bode is back all this month with his coverage of the punk rock band The Gusto. You can see The Gusto: Live from the Tornado Room Thursday's at 11:00pm and Monday nights at midnight right here on WYOU.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Election Night Coverage here on WYOU

Watch live coverage of the election results with Democracy Now and WORT-FM right here on WYOU.
Tune in Tuesday night November 4th for Democracy Now from 6:00-8:00pm. Then we'll be live from the W.O.R.T. studios between 8:00-9:30pm. And from 9:30-11:00pm, we'll head back to Amy Goodman on Democracy Now!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Buckystein is Back! Halloween Night!

It's Halloween and Geoff Lafayette's B-movie classic Buckystein is back on the air. Catch all the blood-curdling comedic horror here on WYOU. Tune in October 31st Halloween night at 9:00pm and again on Saturday evening November 1st at 8:00pm.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sign up for Camera & Editing Classes here at WYOU

Classes are offered each month to all WYOU members, though the space is limited. People who are not members but are interested in taking classes can attend an orientation for free, but would need to become members before enrolling in a class.


DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, November 5th & 6th, 6-8pm
(2-session course -- $40)
WYOU has a small stock of highly capable cameras available for checkout to certified producers. This two-session class covers technical basics of operating Canon DV cameras as well as some aesthetic aspects of shot composition. The course also serves to certify producers to use the cameras on their own projects for WYOU. Class sizes are small for more personal instruction.

DATE: Wednesday & Thursday, November 12th & 13th 6-8pm
(2 session course -- $40)
This is a two-session class on using Apple's Final Cut Pro software. WYOU has an editing lab that's open M-TH 1pm-8pm and Fridays 1-6pm. The lab features 4 Macintosh stations with Final Cut Pro software found in many professional video operations. This class is a hands-on introduction to the software and many of its features which aims to acquaint students with the software and provide them resources for learning to use the program in more depth after the class. The class also serves to certify producers to use the editing equipment on their own projects for WYOU. Class sizes are small for more personal instruction.

All classes are held at the WYOU station at 609 E. Washington Ave in Madison. To sign up for a class, stop in or give us a call here at WYOU: (608)258-9644..

Monday, October 27, 2008

WYOU Monthly Board Meeting Tuesday

The WYOU board meets the last Tuesday of every month and is open for all members to attend. Meetings start at 6:30 pm and are held at the WYOU Studios, located at 609 East Washington Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin.

You'll have a chance at tomorrow's meeting to meet Barbara Bolan, the station's brand new Executive Director.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WYOU Seeking Dedicated Board Members

WYOU, Madison’s Community Access Television, is seeking motivated volunteers to become members of the WYOU Board of Directors. The WYOU Board is a working board. Board members are required to attend the monthly Board meeting (the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.), and expected to attend committee meetings to which they are assigned.

Board member nominees should be dedicated to promoting WYOU, be goal-oriented, have long-range vision, be innovative, be willing to take responsibility for giving WYOU direction, be willing to make decisions with WYOU as primary interest, have no hidden agendas, be respectful of opinions of others, be committed to democracy, individual rights, freedom of expression, and public service.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the WYOU Board of Directors, please open the application pdf, fill it out and either email it to or fax it to 608-258-8803.

Friday, October 24, 2008

UNTITLED: A Short Film by Dan Hartjes

WYOU producer Dan Hartjes takes the plunge into independent filmmaking this month with his short film entitled: UNTITLED. Shot on location here in Madison, Dan's 17 minute narrative is guaranteed to leave you thinking "What was that?".

Watch UNTITLED Tuesdays & Fridays at 9:00 pm throughout October.

And be sure to tune in to Dan's regular TV series Astrology, The Universe & You Wednesday evenings at 9:00 pm and Saturdays at 4:00 pm.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our New Leader Speaks: Barbara Bolan is interviewed on W.O.R.T. radio

She's been with us just a little over a week, and the winds of changes have already begun to blow baby! New WYOU Executive Director Barbara Bolan is meeting producers, seeing how things work, amd settling in here at Madison's only community television station. But if we are to survive as a self-sustaining community resource, she knows we're going to need the support of the community to do it.

Hear Barbara as she was interviewed on W.O.R.T.'s In Our Backyard. (mp3 download; segment starts at approximately the 10:44 mark.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Wisconsin Film School's Angry Filmmaker Workshop

WYOU was a co-sponsor of the Wisconsin Film School's inaugural workshop this past weekend, and the event was a great success. Wisconsin Film School is a relatively new non-profit organization whose aim is to bring skills and knowledge to up and coming independent filmmakers.

Jim Carrier, WFS Executive Director and WYOU member, brought in veteran Hollywood filmmaker, Kelly Baker to teach the bulk of the weekend sessions. To learn more about Baker, visit his Angry Filmmmaker site.

Read the 77 Square write up.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sankulay gets Ed Schultz footage

WYOU independent producer, Sankulay Jallow (West Africa Experience) shot on-the-spot video of the recent Ed Schultz Voices of America Tour held here in Madison at the Barrymore Theatre. Lee Rayburn of 92.1 The Mic was on hand to introduce Ed and to answer questions as well.You can see Sankulay's footage this coming Monday October 20th during the WYOU Open Afternoon slot starting at 1:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

WYOU Hire's New Executive Director!

We're back on track! After several months of searching, we've finally found our new leader. Barbara Bolan took the reins as the new WYOU Executive Director this week.

As Madison's Community Access TV, WYOU is looking to redefine who we are and where we're going in this age of new media and limited PEG funding. And Barbara is just the person to help us do it. With over 30 years experience in marketing and working with such major artists as The Police, U2 & R.E.M., she brings with her a wealth of knowledge and skills to make us self-sustaining.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hang Ups: Rock Band Mockumentary

Last April, Craig Meyer, the producer of WYOU's Wednesday night Mind Shock, held an on air virtual Rock Band contest. It was 4 grueling weeks of intense "make believe" rock and roll with bands coming in from all over Dane County!

One such band, Rutger Hauer and the $2500 Phones, had high hopes of taking home the gold. Hang Ups: Rock Band Mockumentary is their hilarious story.

Catch it all this month, Tuesdays at 10:00 pm and Fridays at 9:30 pm. See late night repeats Sundays at 4:00 am & Tuesdays at 1:30 am.

Thursday, October 9, 2008