WEFT 90.1 fm

listener-supported, volunteer operated, community radio since 1981

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Donate to WEFT 90.1 FM during our Fall 2023 Donation Drive October 1 thru 11, 2023

WEFT is once again offering T-shirts as a Premium during our 2023 Fall Pledge Drive.

2023 Fall Shirt
Clicking on the Blue Donate Now button above will take you to our Fall 2023 Donation Form. There you have the option to choose one T-Shirt with a donation of $90.10 through $179.00. Or for a donation of $180.00 or more you can chose 2 T-Shirts (Sizes Small thru 4XL)

Please contribute during our Fall 2023 Donation Drive. Help WEFT continue to provide the community with diverse voices, independent music and thought provoking content. Your financial contribution will directly impact our ability to:

  • Maintain and grow high-quality unique programming
  • Upgrade equipment and facilities
  • Support our ongoing community collaborations that foster growth and inclusivity
  • Provide training and education

To make all of this possible, it takes continued support from listeners like YOU

WEFT Fest 2023 is - Sunday October 1

WEFT Fest 2023 Poster

Our Fall 2023 Donation Drive kicks off with WEFT Fest

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 will be providing great food and beverages.

As usual we'll have CD's available for donations. We're contacting local businesses and organizations to donate raffle prizes. And as usual, there'll be Free Anniversary Cake!

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

2023 Billboard

Have you seen our 2023 Fall Billboard?
it's on Neil St. just North of Columbia

Heading North on Neil Street our billboard is a bit North of Columbia. Right by the Neil Street Post Office.

Listener Supported, Volunteer Run
Community Radio since 1981

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WEFT is working with a new streaming partner, Broadcast Tool & Die. Click here if you want to listen through our new https://weft.broadcasttool.stream/stream. We believe our new streaming partner will be far more reliable, let us know.

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Donate Online

2023 Fall Shirt

WEFT is once again offering T-shirts as a Premium during our 2023 Fall Pledge Drive. Clicking on the Blue Donate Now button will take you to our Fall Form. There you have the option to choose one T-Shirt with a donation of $90.10 through $179.00. For a donation of $180.00 or more you can chose 2 T-Shirts (Sizes Small thru 4XL).

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

To make all of this possible, it takes continued support from listeners like YOU

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

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.

Please support YOUR Community Radio Station!
Click on the blue Donate Now button above.

1981 - 2023 celebrating 42 years of Community Radio

Airshifter Training!

Life is coming back to WEFT. We're seeing new faces and hearing new concepts for programs.

If you've ever considered going through our airshifter training, we encourage it. It's not hard. It just takes a few hours of training including some time behind the mic with a show host guiding you.

The first step, classroom training will take place Sunday October 15. Training is open to current WEFT Members (anyone who joined at the $40.00 level or above in the last calendar year).

Download the Airshifter Training Application now and send an email to airshiftertraining at weft.org to sign up. You'll be contacted about the classroom training.

With some additional in-studio time, you're ready to solo

    3 easy steps
  • WEFT Membership: $40
  • Airshifter Training Application
  • Classroom and In-Studio training

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.

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.

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

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

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