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Coffee, Tea and WEFT

Help support WEFT radio by purchasing fresh roasted WEFT Radio Coffee
or Artisan Loose Leaf Teas!
These fine coffees and teas are now available thanks to a partnership with
Herriott’s Columbia Street Roastery of Champaign. Columbia Street
Roastery has been providing high quality coffees and teas to the area since
1998. Coffee is available in 12 ounce bags either whole bean or ground in
regular or decaffeinated. Three types of tea are available in 4 ounce bags.
We have chosen a medium roast blend coffee that comes from four growing
regions in the world to create a coffee with a complex and unparalleled
flavor. A traditional Ceylon Estates English Breakfast Pekoe Black Tea and
a Sencha Chinese Green Tea (regular or Decaf) are also available.
A generous portion of the proceeds helps support WEFT community radio.
Your source of REAL radio for thirty years.

Please go through WEFT to order this coffee and tea.  It can not be purchased directly from Herriots.

Thanks for your support!!!
WEFT Regular
12 oz. $10
Qty WEFT Decaf.
12 oz. $10
Qty Teas
4 oz. $8
Whole Bean Whole Bean English Breakfast
Ground Ground Sencha Green
Sencha Green (decaf.)
Total Order $_________ Date of Order______________
Ordered by ______________ Deliver to: ________________
Contact phone______________ ____________________
Or Email _________________ _____________________
Pay by cash or a check made out to WEFT. Credit card sales can be
arranged. Orders can be shipped for additional shipping and handling fee.
For more information, 217-359-9338, stationmanager@weft.org

Be a Weft Community Partner

Be A Community Partner

What is a Community Partner?

WEFT’s Community Partners Program offers an arrangement in which a business or organization makes a contribution to the station, a non-commercial broadcaster, in exchange for acknowledgment of that support on the air.  These announcements can identify your basic services, location, hours of operation, and contact information.

Read about current WEFT Community Partners

What does it cost?

Underwriting at WEFT costs a fraction of commercial air time with packages ranging from convenient 13 to 52 week contracts. We will work with you to provide the best fit for your business. Contract pricing varies from $4 per message to $11 per message depending on the show and contract terms.

What are my benefits?

  • Regularly scheduled radio exposure to our diverse audiences.
  • Your message will be listed on our web site with links to your site.
  • Your company name and link will appear in our online newsletter.
  • Your donation to WEFT is tax deductible.
  • Knowing that you are helping to enhance the quality of life in East Central Illinois by supporting a unique and unparalleled variety of radio programming.

What WEFT can announce:

  • Who you are (trade name or brand name)
  • Your contact information (location, phone number, and web site)
  • Your service or product
  • Logos or slogans that are not promotional in nature
  • Value-neutral descriptions of a product or service

What WEFT cannot announce:

  • No inducements to buy (such as offering bonuses or other specials)
  • No calls to action (such as ‘call now’ or ‘come by’ or ‘be sure’)
  • No mentions of price (such as ‘only $.99′)
  • No qualitative or comparative language (such as ‘the best’ or ‘most’)


“This hour of programming is supported in part by the listeners of W-E-F-T, and by Natural Gourmet located at 2225 S. Neil St. in Champaign. Natural Gourmet carries a selection of natural foods and suplements as well as a deli and a Thai Bar. The phone number is 355-6355.”

Community Partners Coordinator:

Contact us today and we will explain your options and help you write your message to the community. Our rates are reasonable and we will work with your schedule. For more information contact our

Community Partners Coordinator at communitypartners@weft.org or call WEFT at (217) 359-9338.


February 28, 7 p.m.

Please join us as LGBT university students  share their personal stories with us followed by time for discussion.

This is a wonderful, meaningful time to hear real-life stories. It’s a great meeting to invite friends and family to as well.

Wesley United Methodist Church
1203 W. Green St. Urbana
(corner of Goodwin & Green)

Hope you can make it!

February 19 2012 playlist host barb

Song Artist Album
Uptown Top Ranking Althea & Donna Holding Up Half The Sky: Women In Reggae/Roots Daughters Sanachie 1996
Respect Aretha Franklin I Am Woman Sony 1968
No Regrets Billie Holiday Lady Day: The Master Takes And Singles Sony 2007
Why Don’t You Do Right? (Album Version) Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch 2010
Run The VooDoo Down Cassandra Wilson Traveling Miles Blue Note 1999
Luci Catherine Russell Sentimental Streak World Village USA 2008
Whisper To Me Cecile Campbell Feel Like Jumping Heartbeat 2000
Wait Until Morning Deidre McCalla With a Little Luck Olivia 2003
I’m a Woman / Hoochie Coochie Woman DEMETRIA TAYLOR Bad Girl Delmark 2011
When We Grow Up Diana Ross Free To Be…You And Me Arista 1972
Witchcraft Ella Fitzgerald Twelve Nights Verve
Sleep City Vicki Randle Sleep City-Lullabies for Insomniacs Wolf Moon 2006
If Not Now… Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman Electra/Wea 1988
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross The No. 1’s Utv Records 2007
Am I Blue? Ethel Waters Respect (1 of 5) Rhino/WEA 1929
Twist And Shout Salt-N-Pepa Shared Vision – The Songs Of The Beatles Polygram 1988
You Ain’t Worth A Good Woman Koko Taylor Old School Alligator Records 2007
Áfayahádina (I Have Traveled) Chella Torres Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project/Cumbancha Chambanca 2008
Nibari (My Grandchild) Sofia Blanco Umalali: The Garifuna Women’s Project/Cumbancha Chambanca 2008
Crossroads Zakiya Hooker Keeping It Real Elden Drive 2009
Little Black Girl Rebekah Lilith Fair: A Celebration Of Women In Music, Vol. 3 Arista 1998
Black Woman Judy Mowatt Holding Up Half The Sky: Women In Reggae/Roots Daughters Sanachie
Beautiful Night The Waifs Temptation Three Little Fish 2011
Everything I’ve Got Amy Cervini Digging Me, Digging You Anzic Records 2012
1950 Inside The Music Box ellen cherry (New) Years Wrong Size Shoes 2010
Pure Imagination Judy Collins Bohemian Wildflower Records 2011
Teenage Daughters Martina McBride Eleven Republic Nashville Records 2011
Still Right Here Melissa Ferrick Still Right Here MPress 2011
I Might Have Been Queen Tina Turner Private Dancer Capitol 1984

Happy Birthday, Susan B.

I’ve been a fan of Susan B. Anthony for years… joined NOW and worked for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.  I was even part of a march on Washington.It was an amazing time in my life and in the lives of millions of people in the United States.  Even though the ERA didn’t pass in 1982 it is still before Congress.
click here to hear Kristin Lems sing “Failure Is Impossible.”
Happy Birthday to Susan B. Anthony 
Pioneering suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, fought courageously for women’s rights.  She was deeply respected, honored, and loved by the generations with whom she worked and inspired.  Yet, she was vilified and faced unrelenting criticism from those who opposed women’s rights.  Susan B. Anthony did not live to see women win the right to vote.  Yet, in her last public speech, she reminded her audience that when people of good faith work together for justice, “Failure is impossible.”
Susan B. Anthony (1820 – 1906) 
Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts. She was brought up in a Quaker family with long activist traditions. Early in her life she developed a sense of justice and moral zeal.
After teaching for fifteen years, she became active in temperance. Because she was a woman, she was not allowed to speak at temperance rallies. This experience, and her acquaintance with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, led her to join the women’s rights movement in 1852.  Soon after, she dedicated her life to woman suffrage.
Ignoring opposition and abuse, Anthony traveled, lectured and canvassed across the nation for the vote. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, women’s right to their own property and earnings, and women’s labor organizations. In 1900, Anthony persuaded the University of Rochester to admit women.
Anthony, who never married, was aggressive and compassionate by nature. She had a keen mind and a great ability to inspire. She remained active until her death on March 13, 1906.
Thank you to the Susan B. Anthony House for this biography, http://susanbanthonyhouse.org

Whitney Houston: 1963-2012


Playlist for February 12, 2012 Host: Abby

Connie Francis “Stupid Cupid ’58” from The Very Best of Connie Francis
Etta James “A Sunday Kind Of Love” from At Last!
Driftwood Fire “LET IT ALL GO” from How to Untangle a Heartache
Melissa Etheridge “I’ve Loved You Before” from THE AWAKENING
Melissa Etheridge “All The Way To Heaven” from Your Little Secret
Mimi Noland “Pentagram Moon” from Self Produced
Dale Ann Bradley “SUMMER BREEZE” from Somewhere South of Crazy
Lia Ices “Wish You Were Here” from Return to the dark side of the moon
Laura Wetzler “Love, You Are a Mystery to Me” from Flying
Carolyn Wonderland “Meet Me In The Morning” from Peace Meal
Reba McEntire “Somebody’s Chelsea” from All The Women I Am
Mimi Noland “A Garden Of Evergreens” from Self Produced
LeAnn Rimes “Give” from Lady & Gentlemen
Marcia Ball “Believing In Love” from Roadside Attractions
Rosemary Clooney “Let There Be Love” from Girl Singer
Cris Williamson “Song of the Soul” from The Changer and the Changed
Barbra Streisand “What Matters Most”
Judy Garland & Gene Kelly “For Me & My Girl – Me and My Gal” from The Greatest Hits of Hollywood & Broadway Volume 3
Holly Near “Lady At The Piano” from Imagine My Surprise!
Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert “Perfect NIght” from Lifeline
Billie Holiday “COME RAIN OR COME SHINE” from billie’s best
The JaneDear Girls “Saturdays In September” from The JaneDear Girls
Laura Marling “The Muse” from Creature I Don’t Know
Eva Cassidy “Kathy’s Song” from Simply Eva
Amy Cervini “Down With Love” from Digging Me Digging You
Blossom Dearie “IF I WERE A BELL” from Once Upon A Summertime
Sarah Barielles “Kaleidoscope Heart” from Kalidoscope Heart
Shelby Lynne “Lead Me Love” from Revelation Road
Patti Smith “Trampin’” from Outside Society
Tiger Darrow “With Love” from You Know Who You Are
Love’s Recovery- Indigo Girls from Indigo Girls
Stevie Nicks “Secret Love” from In Your Dreams (Reprise 2011) N Buy it!

February 5 2012 Playlist Host: Abby

Kelley Ryan “Bridie’s Eyes” from Twist
Emily Portman “Mossycoat” from The Glamoury
Ceoltóirí “The Plain Girl’s Lament” from Silver Apples of the Moon
Magnet “Fire Leap” from The Wicker Man
Loreena McKennitt “The Star Of County Down” from The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Runa “Maid of Culmore” from Stretched on Your Grave
June Tabor & Oysterband “The Leaves of Life” from Ragged Kingdom
June Tabor & Oysterband “If My Love Loves Me” from Ragged Kingdom
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith “The Broomfield Hill” from The Early Years
Gillian Welch “THE WAY IT GOES” from Harrow & the Harvest
The Wailin’ Jennys “Swing Low Sail High” from Bright Morning Stars
Eileen Ivers “On Horseback” from Wild Blue
Grace Griffith “Swallow Song” from SAILING
Bella Hardy “Flowers of May” from Songs Lost & Stolen
Lucy Billings “Blue Highway” from No Other Road
Erica Wheeler “Apache Motel” from Good Summer Rain
Zee Avi “Roll Your Head In the Sun” from Ghostbird
Yoko Ono “Silver Horse” from Season Of Glass
Vienna Teng “Grandmother Song” from Inland Territory
Annie Gallup “Hitchcock’s Thrillers” from Weather
Janis Ian “Ginny the Flying Girl” from The Essential Janis Ian
Joan Baez “Sail Away Ladies” from The Debut Album Plus
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Little Margaret” from Dona Got a Ramblin’ Mind
Cheryl Wheeler “White Cat” from Pointing at the Sun
Eden Brent “GOODNIGHT MOON” from Ain’t Got No Troubles
Carolyn Wonderland “Meet Me In The Morning” from Peace Meal
Lizz Wright “OLD MAN” from Dreaming Wide Awake CD ALBUM
Suzanne Vega “Birth-Day (Love Made Real)” from Nine Objects of Desire
Melissa Etheridge “No Souvenirs” from Brave And Crazy
Melissa Etheridge “All The Way To Heaven” from Your Little Secret
Melissa Etheridge “Fearless Love” from Fearless Love

GO RED for Healthy Hearts

via BlogHer

Heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined. However, a survey in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, discovered that heart disease awareness remains low among African American, Hispanic, and Asian women. According to their surveys, Hispanic women are likely to develop heart disease 10 years earlier than other women….

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