We cannot thank you enough – our listeners, donors, and dedicated volunteers past and present–for making our work amplifying local news, culture, and extraordinary music possible.
Since March 24, WORT staff and volunteers have had to re-imagine how a radio station could run with no volunteers or guests in our building. The most important lesson we learned is that the extraordinary is possible when we allow ourselves to imagine and believe it to be.
You might have read Arundhati Roy’s words elsewhere, but her call to action is worth repeating:
[This pandemic] is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.
We are already imagining a new world and what WORT can do to make it possible, but your support is what will make this imagining a reality. Thank you for your gift.
Please see the How to Help tab at the top of the page for other ways to support WORT, including car donations, stock donations, and distributions from your IRA.
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Official Address: 118 South Bedford Street, Madison WI, 53703
Beer (& Mead) Punch Card
Good for one pint of beer from 8 brewpubs: Parched Eagle Taproom, Next Door Brewery, Hop Haus, Rockhound Brewing, Karben4 Brewing, Working Draft Beer Company, Vintage Brewing Co, The Grumpy Troll (Mount Horeb), and one 6 oz glass of mead from Bos Meadery.
WORT BANDANA for Humans, Dogs, or Cats; Featuring New Colors!
Traditional paisley design with WORT 89.9 FM script and radiating radio towers. Comes with 2 ponytail holders to convert to mask.
2 Reusable Straw Sets!
Each kit contains a cloth bag; two stainless steel straws, one at a 45-degree angle, one straight; a flexible cleaning brush; two silicone tips (so that your lips don’t have to touch steel); and 4 gaskets for use with drinkware containing holes for straws.
Democracy in Print: The Best Of The Progressive Magazine,1909-2009.
Essays from our greatest progressive writers: Barbara Ehrenreich, Upton Sinclair, Arundhati Roy, James Baldwin, Edwidge Danticat, Kate Clinton, Will Durst, Molly Ivins & more.
Madison: The Illustrated History
Stu Levitan makes the first 75 years of Madison’s history Informative, engaging, and enlightening. In addition, he provides a stunning collection of photographs, illustrations, side bars and nuggets of information
Talking Jazz is one of Ben Sidran’s gifts to jazz. Ben elicits the answers/musings/insights from jazz greats that no other interviewer has captured. Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Betty Carter, and many more – they’re all here.
2 Beer (& Mead) Punch Cards
Each card good for one pint of beer from 8 brewpubs: Parched Eagle Taproom, Next Door Brewery, Hop Haus, Rockhound Brewing, Karben4 Brewing, Working Draft Beer Company, Vintage Brewing Co, The Grumpy Troll (Mount Horeb), and one 6 oz glass of mead from Bos Meadery.
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. Each comes with 2 ponytail holders to convert to mask.
New! Red and White Striped WORT Tote
Cotton canvas tote; front pocket features WORT logo. Zips closed,16” W x 14”H x 7” D’’. It holds a lot!
WORT Baseball Hat
Khaki, low-brim baseball-style hat with embroidered WORT logo in brown and orange. Adjustable Velcro strap
Navy with orange WORT radio tower artwork. The interior sleeve holds up to a 15” laptop; secured with a Velcro closing. The top of the bag folds over and secures with a buckle. Adjustable padded backpack straps make for comfortable carrying. Features two black mesh water bottle pockets; made of sturdy 600 denier polyester.
Super Duper WORT Headphones
Comfortable (we field-tested them for hours), good noise cancellation, a shorter cord that doesn’t get in your way, and great sound. These headphones feature debossed artwork on both earpieces and come with a black, zipped pod for safe-keeping