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

  • Life Music Conscious Hip-Hop.
    LIVE @ 3:00 AM
  • Hmong Radio Hmong Radio features international news, state and local news, and community announcements relevant to the Hmong community. It also includes traditional Hmong songs and other music. Hmong Radio is broadcast in the Hmong language.
    LIVE @ 6:00 AM
  • Musica Antiqua Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music from early chant to 1750, voice, choral, and period instruments
    LIVE @ 8:00 AM
  • Her Turn News and information by and about women in a magazine format. Includes shorter news stories and in-depth features produced by the Her Turn Women's Collective. The last show of each month is a call-in program.
    LIVE @ 11:00 AM
  • Her Infinite Variety Music featuring and highlighting women's voices as singers, song-writers and women fronted bands...Women's Music and their talents.
    LIVE @ 11:30 AM
  • Better Living through Show Tunes Promoting cultural glitteracy through musical theater! Better Living Through Show Tunes brings you the best of musical theater, Broadway and the silver screen. Mostly music, but also interviews and information about local productions. Southern Wisconsin's only radio program dedicated to musical theater. Hosted by Tim Sauers and Kirk Stantis (3rd and 4th Sundays) and Meghan Randolph.
    LIVE @ 2:00 PM
  • On the Horizon International/world/ethnic music of all sorts, from contemporary to historical, pop to classical and folk rock, studio to field, traditional-fusion
    LIVE @ 3:00 PM
  • World View The oldest news show at WORT, World View (formerly known as Third World View) covers issues relating to the "Third World" (very broadly-defined) from a critical, anti-imperialist perspective. World View newscasts include a half-hour round-up of the week's international news, followed by a 20-30 minute feature, often a speech or in-depth interview.
    LIVE @ 5:00 PM
  • Salamat WORT's Arab-American show, Salamat seeks to create bridges of communication, education, entertainment, and understanding of Arabs in general and Arab-Americans in particular. The show includes cultural segments, music, news from the Arab world, trivia quizzes, recipes, and more.
    LIVE @ 6:00 PM
  • Pachyderm Parade Radio for kids & the young at heart! SUNDAYS @ 6:30PM with hosts Wyatt and Clay, Peter and Raleigh and/or Dylan B.
    LIVE @ 6:30 PM
  • The Best of Gospel We play Gospel music to minister to our listeners about the saving Grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!
    LIVE @ 7:00 PM
  • RTQE Electronic, experimental, classical, ethnoidal and improvised music.
    LIVE @ 9:00 PM
  • Weekly World Noise MODERN SOUNDS
    LIVE @ 11:00 PM