Hometown radio refreshed

Civic Media is leaning into local radio to keep Wisconsin communities informed, entertained and connected.

Civic Media launched in 2022, and already covers most of Wisconsin.

We’re building a state-wide radio network that broadcasts local news, thoughtful commentary, and handpicked music–from the Sha to Richland Center and all the way up north. So hold on to your cheeseheads, because we’re just getting started.


Tune into your community.

Our shows speak to the issues that matter to Wisconsinites, from the county board to high school football, from supper clubs to Lambeau Field, and everything in between. We believe radio plays an important role in strengthening our communities by focusing on what is happening here and now…in our everyday lives.

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A fresh approach to find common ground.

It’s hard to ignore national headlines, where everything is framed in partisan terms: red/blue, left/right, black/white. These issues are important, but focusing too much on Washington deadlock makes us feel powerless, and distracts us from hometown problems we can actually solve. That’s why we are prioritizing local, regional, and state news and commentary–it’s our best opportunity to find common ground and revitalize our democracy.


C is for Civic.

If you want your buttons pushed with made up “facts,” dubious theories, and questionable truthiness, we might not be the ones for you… but give us a try anyway! You may find the dialogue-based, respectful format of our shows a wee bit refreshing. Because we can disagree on the issues, but we all still believe in democracy—that’s why we made Civic our first name.

Radio for a digital world.

Broadcast, streaming, podcasts — the power of the spoken word now travels across many different channels, and we’ve covered them all. From the car to your phone to your smart speaker, whether you’re listening live or catching up with the podcast, our shows go the distance.