Its antenna may be on the fire department’s hose drying tower, but 98.7 FM WVMO — The Voice of Monona — is making waves. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM A & E

Mike Heller has earned respect from big names in the business. The Madison sports radio host keeps his cool while finding a national audience. more

Apr 13, 2017 5:00 AM Sports

Madison icon Sly Sylvester has lost his progressive talk radio show on WEKZ-FM, and will now become a DJ. It’s another blow for progressive radio in Madison, after a format change last week on 92.1 The Mic. more

Nov 14, 2016 2:24 PM News 3 Comments

Madison’s liberals not only lost at the polls this week — they also lost the progressive talk station, 92.1 FM The Mic. The station is currently broadcasting Christmas music. more

Nov 9, 2016 3:25 PM News 25 Comments

Devil’s Advocate Radio co-hosts Mike Crute and Dom Salvia announced Tuesday that their contract with The Mic 92.1 will be canceled in about a week. more

Oct 26, 2016 4:38 PM News 10 Comments

Local talk radio host Derrell Connor will launch classic hip-hop shows on “The Boombox” on Sun Prairie’s community radio station 103.5, The Sun. He’s hoping to spin several segments into a stand-alone radio station. more

Oct 13, 2016 11:16 AM MUSIC


Dylan Brogan

In an era when local news outlets are contracting, the volunteer-run WORT-FM expands its local coverage. On Oct. 5, In Our Backyard grows to an hour, with new features, expanded reports, podcasts. more

Oct 1, 2015 3:00 PM News


Lauren Justice

​Broacasting from Monona City Hall, the “Voice of Monona” provides opportunities for citizen input. more

Sep 19, 2015 9:00 AM A & E


Alexei Vella

​Low-power FM community radio is growing in popularity, but technical and regulatory hurdles remain. Wisconsin’s Phantom Machine Works helps communities establish new radio outlets. more

Jul 17, 2015 8:00 AM News


Jeff Drew

If you want a good story about the music industry, just call UW alum Bruce Ravid. Ravid was an A&R rep for Capitol Records during the 1980s, when the music industry reached a new apex thanks to innovations like MTV. This was, of course, before th more

Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories


Kelly Doering

The show's teetering on the brink of catastrophe, and the listeners have absolutely no idea. First the phone system crashed -- on the one day the studio engineer is not on site -- and it could go out again at any moment. more

Jul 3, 2013 2:00 PM A & E


Charlie Powell

Here's the thing about Ira Glass: The host of public radio's "This American Life" seems to be exactly the same in real life as he is on his show. more

Feb 16, 2012 3:00 PM Stage


Matt Mignanelli

Up the hill from Vitense Golf Course on Madison's west side sits an unassuming single-story home. I pull into the driveway on a recent sunny autumn day, double-check the address and look for a few clues that this, indeed, is a hub... more

Nov 17, 2011 3:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories