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.
Here's what kinds of music (local and otherwise) you can expect to hear on WQRT:
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
Soul Glow 9am to midnight
old school R&B, soul, funk
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.
Misery and Jim
by Jim Walker
Tues at 9pm + Sun at 11am
As part of the Rhinestone Country experience on WQRT, enjoy 2 hours 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.
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.
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.
Girl in the Holler by DJ MomJeans
Saturday June 2 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sound Lab with Oreo Jones
Last Wed of every month
A free-form collaborative sound project open to the public. LIVE on WQRT with Oreo Jones. Bring your experimental electronics over to Listen Hear.
This Is Just To Say
by Nate Logan
Monday April 30 at noon
On the last day of National Poetry Writing Month, Nate Logan interviews poet and dancer, JJ Rowan, who shares some of her work and thoughts on creative process.
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.