Thursday, December 5, 2013

WYOU has been in the news lately. Here is an article in Library Journal about our recent transition to the Madison Central Library.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

See the Cap Times article about WYOU's new partnership with Madison Public Library.
WYOU producer-produced programming is now back on the air! (We have been streaming Free Speech TV during the transition of moving cable casting equipment to the library). This move included installation of some new equipment and a huge upgrade to hard drive space. There may still be a bit of "tweaking" but essentially we are up and running our producer's programming. December's schedule is attached which is the same as for November except for the new content time slots highlighted in yellow. We have now officially moved into our new library home!!! See our new WYOU schedule for December

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sean of WYOU

For those who don't know me, My name is Sean Bode and I'm a freelance videographer.  I joined WYOU in 2003, shortly after I became president of the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum.   Screenwriting has been described as masochistic, with the writer devoting so much time to her/his project, only to torment themselves by rewriting and endless marketing.  I wanted to go beyond this and create my own projects without the continuous waiting game.  That's when former WYOU member Aaron Catalano introduce me to the station.  WYOU offered classes for camera and editing.    Once I learned the basics, I was about to combine my knowledge with my creativity.  Some of my projects include short films, kids' documentary and taped children's stage shows.
In 2011, the station was undergoing a transformation: it's PEG funds had been cut and staff laid off.  I felt it was important to get involved and joined the board to keep WYOU on the air.  I assisted with fundraisers and brainstormed for new ideas.  I will be stepping down this year, and I hope the new board will be able to continue with its excellence.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

January Blog Post

Happy New Year WYOU community! A great deal is going on at WYOU these days. Our Kickstarter fundraiser will be up and running by the beginning of March.  This online fundraiser will allow us to upgrade to HD cameras, new Mac editing stations, wireless microphones, new monitors, and a mixing board upgrade. We’ll let you know how you can help as March draws closer. All this new equipment should bring in both old and new members. Another event you might want to be a part of is WYOU’s annual membership meeting at the end of  February. We will be contacting all members after we finalize our venue.
Teach and Learn at WYOU!
Part of what we do at WYOU is not just to bring you content on your television but to empower you to create content yourself. WYOU’s friendly and knowledgeable instructor Robert will be teaching 3 Camera/Videography classes along with 3 Video Editing classes this spring. Camera/Videography classes will be held at 5:30 to 8:30 on February 21st, April 18th, and May 23rd. Our Video Editing classes will be held at 5:30 to 8:30 on February 28, April 25, and May 30th.  Go to WYOU’s website to sign up.
For WYOU summer youth video production classes go to Wisconsin Youth Company’s website at, to discover what’s available when this summer’s schedules of classes are posted.
Think you have a skill that WYOU members could benefit from? Let us know. We are always looking for people to teach new classes. If the board approves your class you can even earn money based on how many people sign up for your class.
Stay warm friends of WYOU, and always be recording!