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

Monday, October 6, 2008

Eric Lim's Zero Trooper-F on this month's Not Docs

Madison independent filmmaker Eric Lim's sci-fi action packed, monster invading Zero Trooper-F premiered to an enthusiastic crowd at the 2008 Wisconsin Film Festival. Now you can see it all this month here on WYOU's Not Docs. The film features an appearance by Matt Sloan of Chad Vader & Splu Urtaf fame.

See it Tuesday nights at 9:30 pm all October with repeat airings Tusedays at 2:00 am & 6:30 am.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Mayor Dave says "Won't touch 2009 PEG funding"

Mayor Dave has told us that he won't be touching our 2009 PEG funding. Looks like we dodged a bullet! But Dave did say he wants a half of our 2010 PEG money. We'll cross that bridge when we get to it.