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 25, 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 .

Media - Pics, Videos, Newsletters etc.

To see more, visit WEFT's Media Page

Picture of the Month

WEFT picture of the month
WEFT May 2024
Getting ready for the Downtown Entertainment District
Friday Night Live and The Beat
kick off the summer entertainment on May 31 2024
(click on pic to enlarge)

Previous pictures
WEFT Revue Jan/Feb 2004
WEFT Fest 2021 - 40 Years on the Airwaves
WEFT Wireless from the Summer of 1988
Old Antenna Removal
Turf Club Floor Plan
Back Studio new equipment - Dec. 2020
Santa Ra - Happy Holidays
Bob Corritore visiting WEFT
Rasta James - 1998 4th of July Parade

To see more of WEFT's Pictures of the Month access our Media Page

WEFT Sessions

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

With Illinois in Phase 5 of COVID-19 Recovery, WEFT Sessions is back with live solo/duo and full band performances (no guests as audience members please). Tune in each Monday night at 10:00 WEFT on our airwaves at 90.1 FM and streaming online.

Here's a few recent WEFT Sessions

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