Monday, May 25, 2009

Sankulay Jallow Is Getting Noticed

Ever since WYOU implemented the live streaming of all our shows back in March, long time producer Sankulay Jallow has been getting noticed. His popular show, West Africa Experience: Music from the Continent, is being watched by a growing number of fans in his native country The Gambia. It's being promoted by the Gambian online newspaper, Gainako News and also the radio station Paradise FM.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Rock Band Contest Finale

Four weeks and six bands later, the dust has cleared. The WYOU Rock Band Contest was a success as the bands competed live on stage at the High Noon Saloon. Thanks to producers Craig Meyer and James Malone for all their hard work in putting this together.

Friday, May 15, 2009

The Saga of PEG funding nation-wide: WYOU is not alone.

The issue of PEG funding is coming up all over the nation. Some of the comments on this current dynamic are below:

"Public, education and governmental (PEG) access has emerged from 30 years of development at a watershed moment. Will the lessons learned from the past three decades form a foundation for public media in the future? Or will weakened legislation harm PEG access to the point of no return?" Article by Barbara Popovic in Spring 2009 NATOA Journal, see:

For more information on Congressional actions regarding PEG funding versus large media outlets such as Comcast and AT&T, see:

To see a letter to the editor on Illinois PEG Channel legislation, "TV Standards," see:

Sunday, May 10, 2009

WYOU Shoots the MAMAs

Last night WYOU covered the Madison Area Music Awards. Watch for a 2-hour special to air on the station at 9:00 pm on Sunday June 14th & 28th.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

'Collide-a-scopes Gallery Night: Experimental Video Art at Dance Fabulous Studio

WYOU and Dance Fabulous Studio collaborated last night for a successful Gallery Night event of experimental video art and dance.

The space was flooded with video images projected onto multiple screens, crossing dancing artists and capturing their movements in dimensions totally unique. WYOU offered 'Collide-a-scopes' to the open house city-wide free art-venue shows. 'Collide-a-scopes' was a unique and innovative collaborative by Eric Allen, WYOU technical director, and Heidi Johnson, veteran producer of the WYOU show Sleep Walks. The combination of dance performance, videoed re-mixed live and projection back onto the multiple screens in the space was spectacular. The show fused modern improvisational dance with international performances from Dance Fabulous' downtown on Henry St. Uniquely creative and avant garde, the show was intriguing to all who attended. 'Collide-a-scopes' may have truly created a unique and veritable life-size walk-through inter-cultural artistic kaleidoscope.

Friday, May 1, 2009

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.