99.1 WQRT-LP IS LOCAL COMMUNITY RADIO FOR INDIANAPOLIS

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WQRT lives in Listen Hear sound art space in Garfield Park

2620 Shelby Street, Indianapolis

I HEAR IT. I LIKE IT. WHAT IS IT?

99.1 FM WQRT-LP is a non-commercial, experimental on-air home for contemporary art, music, and community. Licensed by the FCC with a reach of most of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana (500,000+ people), WQRT is owned and managed by Big Car Collaborative — a nonprofit arts organization and cross-discipline collective of artists. With the help of volunteers, we broadcast from Listen Hear — our sound-art space and audio studio in the Garfield Park neighborhood. 

LP (low-power) means that this is a short but impressive terrestrial radio signal traveling on the airwaves. WQRT is designed to reach our local community and to be small on purpose. We're looking forward to learning and growing together in creative ways. As things evolve, we'll add new features like internet streaming and more!

While the music rolls, you'll notice that we're introducing educational, cultural and community programming a little at a time. As it ramps up, we hope that it will include YOU. Contact us if you'd like to be involved, become a sponsor or underwriter, or have ideas to share. 

WHAT'S PLAYING?

Here's what kinds of music (local and otherwise) you can expect to hear on WQRT:

WEEKDAYS

Mid-day Atmosphere 9am to 4pm

mostly instrumental, some experimental, acoustic, pretty chill

Cruise Control 4pm to 9pm 

big time mix of local bands, rock, hip hop & more

Rhinestone Country 9pm to 9am 

classic country for walkin' after midnight

SATURDAY

Soul Glow 9am to midnight

old school R&B, soul, funk

SUNDAY

Rhinestone Country 

it's back with thick smoke, dim lights and loud, loud music for your satisfied mind

*STAY TUNED FOR PLAYLISTS AND ONLINE STREAMING SOON*

WHAT KINDS OF SHOWS ARE PEOPLE MAKING?

Community-produced programming is rolling out in 2018. Check out what your friends and neighbors are putting on the air. Let us know if you want to get in on that, too.

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Synesthesia

 

by Christopher

Saturdays at 5pm

The music of LGBTQ+ artists of all genres and identities spin and mix for a broader perspective of what it's like to be queer. Premiering the evening of Indy Pride Parade!

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Rich & Rare

 

by Washboard Ben

 

Thurs at 9pm + Sun at 4pm

A fast-and-loose blend of everything the genre has to offer, Rich & Rare is the wide world of Country music in a glass. Bottoms up!

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Misery and Jim

 

by Jim Walker

 

Tues at 9pm + Sun at 11am

As part of the Rhinestone Country experience on WQRT, enjoy an extended mix of music and stories on a new country theme each week. New shows run on Tuesday nights, with a kicked back rebroadcast on Sunday mornings.

Wave Theory
by Jean Genie

Thursdays at 6pm

Immersive color & sound, appropriating old, new and everything in between. Expect a thematic and eclectic musical exploration.

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Inter-Dimensional Music by Daniel Chamberlin

 

 

Fri at 3pm + Mon at 8pm

ID Music is heavy music for mellow people that travels from yin to yang and back again. Dig psychedelic dirges and long-form heavy metal combos with Cosmic Chambo.

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The Gauge

by Dwuan Watson

Fridays at noon & 5:45pm

An engaging collection of information and short interviews to help you understand when your Needs go Met or Unmet, so you can achieve an empowered connection with yourself and others. Hosted by Dwuan Watson.

Garfield Park Farmers Market 2018 

by local musicians

Saturdays at 9am thru October

Catch original music made by our fantastic musical neighbors on your way to the market each Saturday morning. And then see them live throughout the season while you shop in beautiful Garfield Park.

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Uncle Ted's Vintage Vinyl Hour

by Ted Gregorek

 

 

Wednesdays at 8pm

WQRT studio wizard Ted hauls his record collection to our turntable to share the music you never knew you wanted to hear.

Indy City Futbol Live

by ICF Media

 

Tuesdays at 6pm

The evening before each co-ed neighborhood soccer match, listen in for exciting updates and conversation! Full season schedule and info here.

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Sound Lab with Oreo Jones

 

Last Wed of every month
from 6-8pm

A free-form collaborative sound project open to the public. LIVE on WQRT with Oreo Jones. Bring your experimental electronics over to Listen Hear.

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Check Up! by Tom Burris

 

Next monthly show TBA

Free jazz, improv, and the hard-to-describe, brought to you by Tom Burris of Free Jazz Collective each month.

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Girl in the Holler by DJ MomJeans

 

 

First Saturdays at 11am

Two hours of swamp boogie, blues, gospel, jazz, rock and roll, punk and garage influenced by Twinkle VanWinkle's creative roots in North Mississippi Hill Country.

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Morning Meditation by Landon Caldwell

 

 

returning soon

Take a long stroll through a quiet mind with sonic zones, spiritual jazz, and extended drones collected and presented by Landon Caldwell.

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Boom Shakes the Room by Mike Kole

 

 

returning soon

Original music from Indiana artists and bands coming to town soon. Rock—informed by punk. Curation, interviews and upcoming show announcements by Mike Kole.

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Now that the studio is up and running, we're looking for volunteers of all kinds, including hosting original shows. Click below to fill out our volunteer interest form, and let us know what you're into. 

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WQRT coverage in Indianapolis
(100 watts, concentrated in Center Township)

WQRT broadcasts from an eastside Indianapolis tower, with the potential reach of nearly 500,000 residents on the FM dial, plus commuters and visitors traveling through town. 

This map shows reported coverage area, with reception strongest in Center Township


(Reception may vary depending on a listener’s antenna, large structures, topography, and electrical interference like larger broadcast towers.)