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.

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


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

WEFT picture of the month
(click to enlarge)
WEFT's Front Studio -April 2020

Previous pictures
WEFT's COVID-19 Airshifter Safety Tips
WEFT's old and new towers
WEFTies at the Holiday Shop & Stroll - Saturday December 14, 2019
WEFT's new antenna is starting to arrive - Monday November 4, 2019 - lots of work still remains
WEFT Fest Crowd - Sunday September 8, 2019 Seven Saints Beer Garden
CCHCC/WEFT Benefit - Saturday August 3, 2019 at The Iron Post
WEFT 4th of July float 2019
WEFT Fest 2018 on the street
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 Sessions

Thanks to our friends at UPTV - Urbana Public TV
they film and edit the video and post it on YouTube

WEFT Sessions is currently on hiatus from live performances due to COVID-19 concerns. Each Monday night at 10:00 WEFT brings you an encore performance from our WEFT Sessions library.

Here's one of the most popular videos from the WEFT/UPTV Archives with over 700 views

Here's a few recent WEFT Sessions

Mike Feldman's Collection
WEFT's ace sound engineer for WEFT Sessions and other live music also occasionally has time to film some of the great artists that have performed at WEFT
Videos by artists such as Cash McCall, Jeff Jensen, Tom Holland, Mackville, William Marsala and Bryan & Aaron Wilson.

WEFT Youtube Channel
Updated with UPTV WEFT Sessions and Prairie Monk shows on a weekly basis.

WEFT - In the Media

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