WORT 89.9

Madison, WI

Since 1975, WORT has broadcast a wide variety of noncommercial, independent, locally-focused news and music programs to south central Wisconsin. Our FM signal reaches a roughly 50-100 mile radius around Madison. The station webcasts all of its music, news and public affairs programs, maintaining an online archive for 2 weeks (music) and up to 2 months or more (talk shows.) Our schedule includes a small amount of syndicated programming such as Democracy Now!, BBC News Headlines, WINGS (Women’s International News Gathering Service) and This Way Out. The majority of our news and music programming is produced on site by volunteers. From Spanish language programming to science and literature, call-in shows and an hour-long local newscast every weeknight, plus music from classical to metal, folk, indie, jazz, blues, reggae and more, there’s something for everyone on our airwaves! WORT's over 300 volunteers provide most of the on-air programming. In addition, many community volunteers contribute to myriad off-air operations. The organizational structure of WORT reflects the station’s principles of democratic decision-making: Paid and unpaid workers (volunteers) elect the Board of Directors; the Board sets policy and hires full-time and part-time paid staff. The full-time staff is organized as a collective that operates within sound management practices and written policies established by the Board. The staff collective oversees the day-to-day operations of the station. WORT maintains membership or affiliation with a number of organizations, including:  Pacifica Network (affiliate station)  National Federation of Community Radio Broadcasters (NFCB)  AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters)  Grassroots Radio Coalition  Public Radio International (PRI)  Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA.) WORT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID 23-7328965. For more information, contact pledge@wortfm.org.

Today’s Schedule

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    Mosh Pit 11:00:00
  • Live now!
  • Tuesday 8 O'Clock Buzz The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
    LIVE @ 8:00 AM
  • Another Green World New and old selections including indie, folk, rock, alt. country, acoustic blues and singer-songwriters.
    LIVE @ 9:00 AM
  • LIVE @ 12:00 PM
  • Letters & Politics Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
    LIVE @ 1:00 PM
  • Fire Worship Creative music from this Earth and others!
    LIVE @ 2:00 PM
  • Democracy Now National, daily, independent, award-winning news program.
    LIVE @ 5:00 PM
  • WORT Local News WORT Local News presents alternative viewpoints in its news - both in the sources it uses and the stories it covers. WORT Local News newscasts include local and state news, weather, and regular features. It aims to give underrepresented people a voice.
    LIVE @ 6:00 PM
  • En Nuestro Patio Spanish language news show. Originally a feature on IOBY, En Nuestro Patio has grown into a major news program at WORT. Each week's show includes local, national, international news, and community announcements.
    LIVE @ 7:00 PM
  • The Original Wilson Brothers The very NEWEST releases and archival indie rock. Some classics as well.
    LIVE @ 8:00 PM
  • LIVE @ 11:00 PM