Handmade. One of a Kind. Diverse. Quirky. Weird. WORT.
WORT volunteers bring you 160 hours of music, news, and talk every week that you won’t find anywhere else and your generosity makes it possible. Thank you!
Your donation means we can break radio’s unwritten rules. We don’t stick to one genre of music. We place no restrictions on what our hosts cover or who they interview. Our award-winning news reporters show up in places where other reporters don’t venture.
Here are a variety of ways to support WORT:
Check. Make your check out to WORT and mail it to WORT, Attn: LSDD, 118 S Bedford Street, Madison, WI, 53703.
Credit Card/PayPal. Scroll down to make your donation via MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal.
Annual Monthly Donations. Become a monthly donor and help WORT budget for long term projects, cut processing costs, and reduce the number of days spent on pledge drives. Click here. Want to change your monthly donation? Right here.
Car Donations. It’s your car more chitty chitty than bang bang? We’ll take it and turn it into beautiful music! More information on how to donate your car here.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions. Are you 72 or older? Direct your IRA plan administrator to make a qualified charitable distribution from your IRA to WORT and deduct your donation from your income. More information (and a template for requesting a QCD from your IRA plan administrator) here.
Listener Shoutouts. Tell the world (especially WORT listeners!) why you love WORT or a particular WORT show. More details here.
WORT’s Legal Name: Back Porch Radio Broadcasting Inc
Federal Identification Number: 23-7328965
Official Address: 118 South Bedford Street, Madison WI, 53703
Donation Made In Your Name
Do you know a WORT listener who has EVERYTHING? The hard-to-shop for type? Here’s a gift that takes up no space & is so meaningful: a donation to WORT in their name. The donor gives us the name and address of a person whose name they wish to make a donation under. We send a WORT card letting that WORT listener know that a generous gift has been made in their name.
Many people donate in memory of someone who loved WORT. Select this donation option and we will send a card to the address of the person you specify in the comments, letting them know you have made a generous donation in memory of their loved one (please include the loved one’s name in the comment section as well). Questions? Call Susan at 608-321-9579 or email email@example.com.
Beer (& Mead) Punch Card
Good for one pint of beer from 7 brewpubs: Parched Eagle Taproom, Next Door Brewery, Hop Haus, Karben4 Brewing, Working Draft Beer Company, Vintage Brewing Co, The Grumpy Troll (Mount Horeb), and one 6 oz glass of mead from Bos Meadery. These cards will be honored until December 2021.
WORT BANDANA for Humans, Dogs, or Cats; Featuring New Colors!
Traditional paisley design with WORT 89.9 FM script and radiating radio towers. Made in the USA, printed by Wildwood Productions, Madison. Comes with 2 ponytail holders to convert to mask. Choice of white print on Royal Blue, Turquoise, Red, Purple, Lime Green or Black. Please specify color
2 Reusable Straw Sets!
Each kit contains a cloth bag; two stainless steel straws( 45-degree angle & straight); a flexible cleaning brush; two silicone tips; and 4 gaskets for use with drinkware with holes for straws. Made in the USA.
2021 PROGRESSIVE MAGAZINE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE USA WALL CALENDAR
Every day features a little-known fact of the progressive history of the United States.
January 5: 1925, Nellie Ross becomes the first woman elected Governor of a state, Wyoming. Now you know!
Madison: The Illustrated History
Stu Levitan makes the first 75 years of Madison’s history Informative, engaging, and enlightening with a stunning collection of photographs, illustrations, and sidebars.
Mindless Minion Card
Are you a Mindless Minion or do you know one? You’re not official without a Mindless Minion card. Get all the benefits of Mindless Minionship.
NEW! BOOM POLES TO HOLD OUR FIELD MICROPHONES
STATION NEED: Our intrepid reporters have been duct taping their mics to the ends of brooms or broken rakes to maintain social distancing but capture interviews with community members protesting in our streets or the streets of other Wisconsin communities. Let’s get them the boom poles they need! Cost: $45 each
NEW! External Backup Drives To Hold Our Digital Library
STATION NEED: With the thousands of music titles we have amassed, we need a way to back them up off site by rotating drives. Two new drives should carry us through next hear. Cost: $315 each.
NEW! FIELD RECORDERS
STATION NEED: The 4 field recorders we bought 5 years ago are dying, but we got every drop of use out of them. Help us replace them so our reporters can continue to bring you the sounds of the Capitol, protests in our streets, and interviews with those most affected by policies. 4 at $150 each.
NEW! USB AUDIO INTERFACE
STATION NEED: In order to connect our large mixing board (formerly from Whad’ya Know) used for live music in Master Control to a computer for recording, we need a USB Audio Interface to replace the one that is not working quite right any longer.
NEW! WORT APP
STATION NEED: A WORT app would make accessing a variety of WORT features from your cell phone easy. We also know an app will help increase our share of a younger audience, something WORT badly needs. Cost: $3510
NEW! WORT MASK
Made in a union shop in Des Plaines, Illinois, our black masks with WORT tower imprint feature 3 layers of tightly woven fabric, are fully washable, have an adjustable nose bridge AND adjustable toggles that help secure the lightly elasticized straps behind your ears. Super comfortable to wear; the WORT imprint makes it the height of fashion as well.
One Year Subscription to the Progressive Magazine
One year subscription to the print edition of The Progressive magazine. If you love feisty reporting that leans hard left and isn’t afraid to take on sacred cows, you’ll love The Progressive. Great writing, interviews, poetry, and humor about the subjects you want to know about.
Ben Sidran elicits the answers/musings/insights from jazz greats that no other interviewer has captured: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Betty Carter, and many more.
2 Beer (& Mead) Punch Cards
Each card good for one pint of beer from 7 brewpubs: Parched Eagle Taproom, Next Door Brewery, Hop Haus, Karben4 Brewing, Working Draft Beer Company, Vintage Brewing Co, The Grumpy Troll (Mount Horeb), and a 6 oz glass of mead from Bos Meadery. These cards will be honored until December 2021.
2 for $60 WORT BANDANAs for Humans, Dogs, or Cats; Featuring New Colors!
Traditional paisley design with WORT 89.9 FM script and radiating radio towers. Comes with 2 pony tail holders to convert to mask. Choice of white print on Royal Blue, Turquoise, Red, Purple, Lime Green or Black. Please specify the two colors you want. Made in the USA, printed by Wildwood Productions, Madison.
If you would like two separate colors, please specify one choice in the dropdown menu and your second choice in the comment section.