WEFT 90.1 fm

listener-supported, volunteer operated, community radio since 1981

Hometown Media Award 2024!!

Hometown Media Award 2024

WEFT 90.1 FM Community Radio has been awarded a 2024 Hometown Media Award in the Community Radio category!

The Hometown Media Awards are presented by the Alliance for Community Media Foundation (Established in 1979). The awards program was developed to honor and promote community media, community radio, and local cable programs.

WEFT's on-air programming was selected "Best Of" for 2024 in Community Radio!

Congratulations to all the incredible WEFTIES!


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You can use our Online Donation form to make a one-time or recurring donation to WEFT. Click on the Blue Donate Now button.

Even though our Donation Drive may be over, it's never too late to donate!

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:

WEFT
P.O. Box 1223
Champaign, IL 61824

Vehicle Donation

Donating your car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane has never been easier! Visit the Vehicle Donation portion of our Support page for more info.

You can give CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services) a call at 1-855-500-RIDE or go through their online donation process and designate WEFT as the non-profit beneficiary.

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1981 - 2024 celebrating over 40 years of Community Radio


Rotational Underwriters

WEFT's Rotational Underwriters

Visit our Community Partners page for the complete list. Thanks to all of them for their support over the years. Please support WEFT and our Community Partners.

Want to become a WEFT Underwriter? Our Community Partners brochure has the information.

Welcome to our newest Underwriters; Habitat for Humanity, SunPower by Legacy Solar, That's The Cut Barbershop and The Canopy Club

Contact our Community Partners Coordinator, at communitypartners@weft.org, or call WEFT at 217-359-9338 to get your business or non-profit started today.


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Most of your favorite Public Affairs shows have been archived on a weekly basis by WEFT's own volunteers.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 and Radio Free Labor. WEFT also has archives of shows not currently being broadcast such as The Prairie Monk.


Media - Pics, Videos, Newsletters etc.

To see more, visit WEFT's Media Page

To view some videos, visit WEFT's Youtube Page


WEFT Fest 2023 took place Sunday October 1

WEFT Fest 2023 Poster

Our Fall 2023 Donation Drive kicked off with WEFT Fest

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped WEFT celebrate our 42nd Anniversary, it was a Blast. Special thanks to all the performers who entertained us with your outstanding music!

WEFT first went on the air on September 26, 1981. Every year we hold an Anniversary Party & celebrate with the Community. We are listener supported, volunteer operated, community radio for East Central Illinois and the world!

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

We had CD's available for donations. Thanks to all the local businesses and organizations who donated raffle prizes. We heard several comments about how tasty the Anniversary Cake was!

    2023 Performers inluded:
  • Kayla Brown
  • Sean Kutzko's Broadmoor Bunch
  • Bandoneon Massacre
  • The K-Tels

WEFT History and Info

Turf Club Floor Plan

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, the Turf Club aka Klemick's. Thanks to the Urbana Free Library Archives, here's a story about Champaign's Gambling Hotspots, the Turf Club was part of North Market Street's 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 welcomed new Station Manager, Eric Bohlen on June 1, 2023

From Smile Politely in June 2023. Derrick Philips' article about WEFT's new Station Manager, Eric Bohlen New WEFT Station Manager has local ties and an inclusive vision

New Station Manager, Eric Bohlen, was interviewed by Mark & Vicki Niswander on their WEFT Weekender show on June 9, 2023. You can listen to the audio from their interview.

WEFT on Wikipedia


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Listen to WEFT's live broadcast in your browser, choose TuneIn to take WEFT anywhere on your smartphone or use your preferred streaming player on your computer.


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.


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 to Mark Niswander for the video

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