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 WQRT LPFM 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 international) 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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The Gauge

 

by Dwuan Watson

Beginning April 20 at noon

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.

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Girl in the Holler
by DJ MomJeans

 

 

Saturday May 5 at 11am

An hour 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

 

 

Mon + Thurs at 10am

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

 

 

Thursdays at 8pm

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

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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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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 show in May

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

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Now that the studio is up and running, we're looking for volunteers of all kinds. Click below to join our mailing list, and let us know what you're into. 

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SUPPORTERS

 

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.)