Friends of WVMO

Mission Statement


Driven by a passion for Monona radio, the Friends of WVMO supports and sustains the station through fund development, volunteer recruitment, and community promotion.

WVMO Friends Board Members
Mary Huelsbeck, President
Jen Kuhr, Vice President
Valerie Hamstra, Secretary
Jim Gundersen, Treasurer



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Adopt a Watt


"At WVMO, we have so few watts, each one could have a name!" Will Nimmow

How about your name? Or the name of a loved one?
Tell your friends . . . tell your favorite east side business!

$250/watt 

What do you get when you Adopt a Watt?
  • Name the watt
  • Your watt will be featured on the air for a day
  • WVMO bumper sticker
  • Picture with the WVMO remote broadcast vehicle (bike)
  • Full tax deduction allowed by law
What will the money be used for?
  • Convert news room to recording space
  • Defer start-up expenses
  • Sports coverage for Monona Grove High School away games
There are only 100 watts available in 2017 and they're going fast! Email 98.7wvmo@gmail.com or call 608.216.7431 to be added to our pre-sale sign up!

Easy Ways to Adopt a Watt

  • Mail a check to "Friends of WVMO”, 5211 Schluter Road, Monona, WI 53716
  • Bring a check to the station at City Hall, 5211 Schluter Road 
  • Click “purchase” to Adopt a Watt online
If paying by cash or check, adopt your bright-shiny-sparkly watt for $250; please make your check payable to "Friends of WVMO".

If paying by credit card, your brand-new bouncing baby watt will be $255; those extra $5 helps defer credit card processing fees.

Now go name your Watt and live happily ever-after!
Upcoming Live Broadcasts

Look for the WVMO Remote Broadcast Unit (vintage Good Humor ice cream bike) at these events:

  • July 4th Festival, Winnequah Park, 9 am – 4 pm 
  • Winnequah Park Concert featuring WheelHouse, July 10, 6:30 pm
  • AtwoodFest, July 29 
  • Winnequah Park Concert featuring Cork N Bottle String Band, August 1, 6:30 pm
  • National Night Out, August 15, 5 – 8 pm, Winnequah Park
  • Monona Fall Festival Chili Cook-off, October 7, noon – 3 pm, Winnequah Park