WEFT 90.1 fm

listener-supported, volunteer operated, community radio since 1981

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WEFT's Spring Pledge Drive March 21 - 30, 2023

Spring 2023 Pledge Picture

is on it's way out,
is on it's way in!
is looking forward to sharing this time
of awakening with our community

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You can use our online donation form to make a one-time or recurring payment.


Spring 2023 Cap & Tote


We're offering our listeners a couple nice Thank You Gifts during the Spring Pledge Drive. We have a limited edition Baseball Cap and a handy Tote Bag. For a donation of $90.10 you can have your choice of one item. For donations of $180.00 or more you can select one of each or two of either one of the items.


Donate by Mail

Print & fill out our printable donation form and include it with your check. Make checks payable to WEFT, and mail them to:

P.O. Box 1223
Champaign, IL 61824

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Revised WEFT COVID Policy

(revised January 28, 2023)

The WEFT Board of Directors will comply with recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) at cdc.gov

If you are at a high risk for serious illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms

People who come into the station may choose to use a mask due to their own or a family member's health risk. Each individual's choice should be respected. Please continue to sanitize and clean up after your time at the station.

If you test positive for COVID:

  • Stay away from WEFT based on CDC recommendations.
  • If you are unable to produce your show, please email programming at weft.org

In order to continue keeping WEFT as a safe environment for all of our volunteers your cooperation is required. Thanks in advance for your adherence to WEFT's COVID-19 policies/procedures.

WEFT Board of Directors

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Listen On Demand!

Two Week Music Archives are Back!

WEFT Spinitron Calendar

Thanks to our partners at Spinitron
many of our music shows will once again be archived

Go to our Spinitron Calendar page and click on any of the green colored shows. You'll be able to start an in-browser player.

Copyright restrictions require us to start all playbacks at the beginning of each show, and you can't jump forward or back. If you want to listen to part of the 2nd hour of the show, you have to wait till the player gets there.

Look for the in-browser player - click on the triangle to start playback.

Spinitron Ark player

Because of copyright restrictions music shows can only remain online for two weeks. They also can't be downloaded or podcast.

Public Affairs Archives!

Most of your favorite Public Affairs shows have been archived on a weekly basis by WEFT's own volunteers. We have archives of some shows going back to 2015.

Go to our Public Affairs page to listen to shows such as Disability Beat, Higher Ground, News From Neptune, Radio Free Labor and The Prairie Monk.

Media - Pics, Videos, Newsletters etc.

To see more, visit WEFT's Media Page

RIP Dave - Sadly Dave Monk passed away 12/2/22

Dave Monk in WEFT's Great Hall

Check out WEFT's archives of The Prairie Monk show. Shows going back to 2015 are in the archives.

Special editions of the Prairie Monk show!

The Prairie Monk show has been broadcast on WEFT Community Radio on Sunday mornings for many years. Bringing you news and information about environmental issues!

Thanks to the IMC, Independent Media Center, for hosting some of Dave's artwork and silkscreens in their Gallery throughout August.

RIP Lori Driver-Dixon - We were saddened to hear of her passing 2/13/23. We'll update folks when we hear further details.

Our Fall 2022 Pledge Drive kicked off with WEFT Fest - Sunday October 2

What a wonderful day, the weather was beautiful. The music was outstanding. Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated with us. Thanks for the generous donations!


Thanks to Seven Saints for sharing their patio with WEFT, for all their great food and beverages, and their friendly staff.

Thanks to all the businesses and organizations that donated raffle prizes. We had fun handing out all those raffle items to the happy winners!

    Performers inluded:
  • Tom Cortese
  • Grupo Calle Verde
  • Ballet Folklorico
  • drOpsy
  • Reverend Robert

WEFT History and Info

You can read a short version of WEFT's history here

Interestingly back in 1937 the upstairs of WEFT's building 113 1/2 and Dave Monk's building 115 1/2 were a gambling establishment. Thanks to the Urbana Free Library Archives, here's a story about Champaign's Gambling Hotspots one of which was the Turf Club part of Gamblers Row

Joe Lex, was one of WEFT's Founders (and partly repsonsible for some of those vinyl records we have stored up in our attic). He recently dug up this little bit of WEFT History. Here's an early vision of what our Programming would be, Joe Lex - WEFT's 1981 Programming Vision

WEFT Video from the 90's
Clips of many WEFTies who helped make WEFT what it is today. How many do you recognize?

WEFT on Wikipedia

Antenna Video

In the spring of 2020 WEFT completed a project our volunteers had worked on for a couple years. Order a new antenna and get it installed on a new, taller tower. This video documents some of the project

Youtube Antenna Video

thanks Mark Niswander

You can view this and other WEFT related videos on our Youtube Page

WEFT's Rotational Underwriters

Rotational Underwriters

Visit our Community Partners page for the complete list. Thanks to all of them for their support over the years. Please support them by doing business with them

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