WQRT Radio

99.1 WQRT LPFM Radio – (part of the Garfield Park Creative Community) from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

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.

The station currently plays an eclectic mix of music from classic country and soul to experimental and ambient to local hip-hop. Big Car staff artists Holly Sommers, Oreo Jones, and Jim Walker are leading work on the station and its programs. In the near future, educational, cultural, and community programming will be implemented at the studio. At this time, WQRT is functioning in beta mode as its programming evolves.

* 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!

Below is the current broadcast schedule for WQRT 99.1:

MON–FRI 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mid-day Atmosphere
(mostly instrumental, some experimental – great for while you work)

MON–FRI 4:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Cruise Control
(picking up the pace with an eclectic mix of styles)

MON–FRI 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.
Rhinestone Country
(classic country for walkin’ after midnight)

SATURDAY 9 a.m. to midnight 
Soul Glow
(old school R&B, soul, funk)

Rhinestone Country returns with thick smoke, dim lights and loud, loud music for your satisfied mind.