Many Voices, One Community 95.5 WWMV's mission is to build community by bringing together the full richness of our community to share their gifts, talents, perspectives and cultures. In partnership with local schools, colleges, community groups, and neighbors, we create opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life to develop their own voice and learn new skills.
Build community by sharing diverse voices and talents, and informing us of what is going on in our own back yards
Create opportunities for people from all walks of life to build new skills and express ourselves, and
Enrich education as teachers from the elementary, middle and high schools and local colleges build broadcast and operations content into their curricula and internship opportunities
LCEC originated over 35 years ago when low-income Wexford Ridge residents came together to create a neighborhood center in a vacant apartment on Madison’s west side. The LCEC uses an organizing approach, providing people young and old a place to develop themselves, give back to the community, and take action to improve life in the area. Partnerships and collaborations are at the heart of our approach to programming and service.
We work to build capacity and leadership within our community. Our children and youth programs emphasize youth development in after school and summer day camp settings. We engage teens and adults to organize themselves and tackle the problems facing our community. Partnership programs provide educational opportunities and direct services which improve the quality of life for community members.
In 2014 the LCEC worked with more than 4000 people creating more than 10,000 hours of engagement through youth afterschool and summer programs for K – 12th grade; employment programs; food programs; community engagement and organizing and opening our facility to a wide array of community groups and businesses.
The Lussier Community Education Center (LCEC) applied for a Low Power FM (LPFM) radio license from the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in 2013 with the help of volunteers, Eric Howland and WIDE 99.1 FM (another local radio station). The license was granted in 2014 and Many Voices, One Community 95.5 WWMV was born. The station operates at 100 watts.
The studio is located at our neighborhood center at 55 South Gammon Road. Programming will be hosted live in the studio, pre-recorded in people’s homes and work places to be broadcast later and even remotely from community events in the future. WWMV will be available online as well as through the airwaves to an approximately 10 miles radius from the Center.