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!
For now, in BETA MODE, we’re playing a mix of music (and other surprises) in blocks that we hope you enjoy:
Mon-Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm Mid-day Atmosphere(mostly instrumental, some experimental, pretty chill)
FRIDAYS 3:00 to 4:00pm is Inter-Dimensional Music with Daniel ChamberlinHeavy music for mellow people with an unexpected mix of blackened new age and cosmic metal. That's right. More HERE. And it's replayed from 8-9pm on Mondays now, too!
Mon-Fri 4:00pm to 9:00pmCruise Control (picking up the pace a bit with a mix of styles)
MONDAYS 8:00 to 9:00pm is the replay of Inter-Dimensional Music.
TUESDAY, FEB 20 7:00 to 9:00pm is the premiere of Check Up! with Tom Burris from Free Jazz Collective. Free jazz, improvisational, and the hard-to describe run free.
THURSDAYS 8:00 to 9:00pm is Boom Shakes the Room with Mike Kole! Original music from all over Indiana. Rock, informed by punk, experimental, and the hard to define. Excellent room shaking material.
Mon-Fri 9:00pm to 9:00amRhinestone Country(classic country for walkin' after midnight)
SATURDAY 9:00am to midnightSoul Glow(old school R&B, soul, funk)ALL DAY SUNDAYRhinestone Country returns with thick smoke, dim lights and loud, loud music for your satisfied mind.
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. Click below to reach out if you'd like to be involved, become a sponsor or underwriter, or have ideas to share. Stay tuned, friends—we're just getting started!
Big Car Collaborative is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization and collective of artists that focuses on creative placemaking and socially engaged art.
MAILING ADDRESS: 1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203