articles tagged "Music"

Monday, July 29th — Rockameem Bell discusses the scene today

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | Access Hour

Rockameem Bell, local drummer and community activist, will host the program this evening, talking about some of the recent events relating to how people in the U.S. are getting along. He’ll have some good music to play that will provide thinking space, and he asks all of us listeners (our family!) to bring our thinking caps. He’ll be asking for phone calls, too, so please feel free to give it a go — could be a thought-provoking and satisfying conversation! more »

Monday, July 22 — Alejandro Escovido

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 | Access Hour

Helena White, normally a news reporter and anchor at WORT, presents an interview with Alejandro Escovedo of Rank and File and The True Believers….along with samples of his music and perhaps the music that inspires him or is inspired by him. (With Helena’s program, the Access gets back on track after a couple no shows and a schedule shift.) more »

WORT Wins MAMA Again for Favorite Local Station!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Sybil Augustine
WORT Mama award

Once again WORT won the People’s Choice Award for Madison’s Favorite Radio at the Madison Area Music Awards this past Sunday. Thanks to all our supporters for giving us this honor! And many thanks to Rick, Broadjam and the whole MAMAs crew for your tireless endeavors on behalf of Madison’s music education resources and the whole scene. A number of other WORT music hosts and volunteers were also nominated for awards again this year. See the full list of winners here: If you haven’t participated before, check out The MAMAs organization. With the fantastic objective of putting musical instruments into kids’ hands, they’re worthy of your financial and volunteer support. Visit to get involved and help make the event even better next year!   Is WORT 89.9 FM YOUR favorite local radio station? If so, you can vote for WORT and your “favorite local call-in radio show” in the “Madison’s Favorites” poll being run by Isthmus newspaper right now. WORT has been fortunate to receive awards many times in the past years and we would love it if our loyal listeners would vote for us again this year. In addition to “Favorite Local Radio Station” you can vote for “Favorite DJ”, “Favorite Local Reporter”, “Favorite Local Website”, “Favorite Local Podcast” and “Favorite Local Twitter.” The deadline for voting is Midnight, Sunday, June 30th. On behalf of our listeners, volunteers, Board and staff, thank you for your support of listener-sponsored community radio, WORT 89.9 FM in Madison. Click here to vote.  more »

Monday, June 10 — Pledge Drive Wk 2 — Mourning Dove and Folk You

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Access Hour

Pledge Drive Wk 2 – Mourning Dove presents a program featuring her music and an interview style/live music hour. She’s active in the vegan movement. You can hear some of her songs at The program will include moderator Marina and Mourning Dove on vocals and acoustic guitar and her uke player. They call themselves ”Folk You.”   “Eating animals cannot be reduced to simply a matter of personal ethics any more than can the refusal to allow people of color to enter one’s privately owned establishment. We must recognize the systemic nature of eating animals. We must appreciate that, just as feminists who challenge patriarchy, for instance, are not simply ‘imposing their personal views’ on society, those who challenge carnism are not simply ‘imposing their personal choices’ on others.” Melanie Joy, PhD more »


Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Radio Lit
Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore"

Thursday, May 16th, on Radio Literature, host Melvin Hinton spoke with poet and journalist Kim Johnson-Bair, editor of 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore. Featured in the book are many local DJs, artists, and musicians, including “Rockin’ John” McDonald, John Kraniak, and country music artist and historian Bill Malone. more »

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