Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Day 4: WYOU 2010 Spring Fundraiser

Day 4 of the WYOU Open House and Spring Fundraiser included even more producers and performers who volunteered to help out the station including...

Judy and Russ from Third World Issues

Brandy Held on keyboards and guitar

The brand new show, This Side of Town, hosted by Brenda Konkel
with guests Arleen Silveira (above) and Mike Verveer, [City Alder District 4] and Marsha Rummel, City Alder [District 6] (below)

Dan Potacke Show brought in a number of guests including The Wizard, Aaron Yonda, Matt Sloan, musical guest Mark Kump and more...
The Dan Potacke Show

Te evening wrapped up on a high note with back-to-back stand up comedy from the Madison Comedy Collective.

Volunteer/WYOU board member Natalie Hinckley on studio camera

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Day 3: WYOU 2010 Spring Fundraiser

The third day of our open house and fundraiser kicked off with the guys from Beerpocalypse Now! coming into the studio to teach us a little more about micro brews. Following them were a host of other producers and volunteers recording pledge drive shows in support of the station.
Keith Symonds and Jeremy Rintz of Beerpocalypse Now!

Luciano Matheron's brand new show Willy Street TV with guests Barbara Vedder (above), Dr. Gene Farley (below) plus a number of other surprises...
Volunteers Bijon (above) and Gina (below) on the Willy Street TV taping
Rick Brooks (left) interviewed folks on the street as guest Dr. Gene Farley arrives.

On-the-street camera operator Echnaton (above) and support crew (below).
...and Catfish Stephenson returned for the second day in a row to perform at WYOU during the Willy Street TV show.

Later in the evening we welcomed members of Enact into the studio (From L to R, Dave Taylor, Director of Special Projects, Madison Metro Sewage Dist, Bob Stoffs, Community Services Manager, MG&E, Annie Dutcher, Volunteer Coordinator Centro Hispano of Dane County, Judy Skog, EnAct volunteer, Maria Sadowski, EnAct Community Relations Manager).

...and then the gender bending Mad Kings.

WYOU Technical Director Eric Allin (above) oversees the control room during taping sessions while volunteer Line Producer Nita McDaniels (below) makes sure everything runs smoothly.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Day 2: WYOU 2010 Spring Fundraiser

On Day 2 of the Spring Funraiser at WYOU brought in a wealth of producers and performers into the new studio including:

Rick Bogel from the Animals Have Rights show

Joe Soko on classical guitar

Belly Dance instructor/performer Mona N'Wal (R) with Executive Director Barbara Bolan
Amber, Maria, and Lauren from Bellydancing UW

Catfish Stephenson

...and the boys from Snodgraz Synima

Volunteer Sean Bode helps out with some last minute editing.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 1: WYOU 2010 Spring Fundraiser

Day one of the Spring Fundraiser kicks off with bands recording live in the brand new WYOU studio on Williamson Street! Watch for all the pledge drive shows to air during the second week of our fundraiser. Check our schedule page for updates and to download a PDF of the latest times.




The deVillebillies

The deVillebillies

Mirrors for Windows

Mirrors for Windows

And we had lots of help in the studio from volunteer camera operators:

Robert Lughai demonstrates camera functions for volunteer Celeste Hunter

The guest camera operator Mary Boatrite (on left)

Volunteer camera operator Tony Zirngible

Volunteer camera operator and WYOU board member Heidi Johnson

Volunteer Ryan Schmidt on camera

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pledge Prep

WYOU video team: Natalie Hinckley, Jason Miller and his daughter Jenny hit the street again to interview our new neighbors on Williamson Street.

Mean while back at the station, WYOU staff Eric Allin and Robert Lughai finish final plans for the Spring Fundraiser scheduled to begin March 28th.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Only 10 Days Left Until WYOU On The Move! Spring Fundraiser

Yes, it's true. We only have ten days left until the start of WYOU's spring fundraiser, WYOU On The Move!

We will kick it off with a week-long open house at our brand new location, 1202 Williamson Street, Suite 101. Come take our tour of our new digs, see a television studio in action, enjoy food, drink and conversation with other guests, and make a housewarming donation! Our open house hours are: Sunday, 3/28 from 1pm-5pm, Monday 3/29- Thursday 4/1 from 5pm-8pm, and Friday 4/2 from 5pm- 9pm. If you can't make it in, donations can also be made by calling the station (608-258-9644) or by visiting our website and donating online (

Thanks for the support and hoping to see you soon!

WYOU Community Television

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WYOU Meets the Neighbors

Today, WYOU Producer/Board Member Natalie Hinckley along with fellow producer Jason Miller headed out into the streets, actually just one--Willy Street--to meet our neighbors. Their plan? To introduce WYOU into the neighborhood. They went around and spoke with representatives from business such as Willy Street Co-op, Mother Fools, Shafer Pharmacy, Capitol City Tattoo, Lazy Jane's Cafe, Star Liquor, and more...even the Fire Station.

They scheduled time so they could return this Friday with video camera and microphone in hand. They will be interviewing "our neighbors" about their business, life on Willy Street and answering any questions they may have about WYOU. The footage will then be seen on-air during our upcoming Spring Pledge Drive, March 28-April 10th.

Monday, March 1, 2010

We've Moved to Willy Street!

We've moved into the new WYOU studio and offices located at 1202 Williamson Street, Suite 101, Madison, WI 53703