WEFT 90.1 fm

listener-supported, volunteer operated, community radio since 1981

About WEFT

What makes WEFT 90.1 FM different from all commercial stations and most public radio stations is that we are owned and operated by members of the community we serve. WEFT is about variety, diversity and more.

Mission Statement

  • WEFT 90.1 FM is a non-commercial radio station locally owned by Prairie Air, Incorporated, a not-for-profit corporation.
  • WEFT 90.1 FM is an accessible, responsible and responsive radio alternative, serving the diverse communities of radio listeners in East Central Illinois and worldwide listeners via our stream.

Link to WEFT's full Mission Statement.


WEFT's first began broadcasting on the FM airwaves on September 26, 1981, you can read a short version of WEFT's History here.


On our Governance page you'll find all the info about the Board of Directors for Prairie Air Incorporated, board meeting minutes, Prairie Air Incorporated Bylaws, and WEFT Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Proposing a WEFT show

Link to Getting a show.

Administrative Contacts

If you want to contact any of WEFT's Administrators, visit our Administrative Contacts Page .

Music Contacts

If you want to contact any of WEFT's Genre Directors, visit our Music Committee Contacts Page .

Picture of the Month (from the WEFT Archives)

WEFT picture of the month
WEFT Fest 2018
on the Street
(click to enlarge)

Previous pictures
Kilborn Alley in WEFT T-shirts
WEFT's attic used to be a gambling joint - The Turf Club
Blues Hall of Famer Eddie Shaw, Jackie Scott and Bob
Santa Ra
Rasta James - 4th of July Parade
WEFTfest 1981 - Captain Rat and The Blind Rivets
the origin of the albums upstairs - Prairie Air News - July 1979
4th of July 2016
WEFTie - WEFT's mascot!
WEFT's original call letter's were WERU

WEFT - In the Media

If you have questions contact WEFT's Station Manager at 217-359-9338.