You vote for WORT when you listen to us over-the-air or online and we are grateful! You’ve told us many reasons you choose WORT (listed below). We now ask that you also cast your financial ballot for WORT. Voting for WORT means economic support for what you value. Thank you!
The diversity and breadth of the music we play. Because of your support, we are able to break the usual radio rule that you must only play one type of music (country, classical, top 40). You support WORT’s line-up of over 35 genres and sub-genres of music. Each volunteer host is an expert in their genre; they don’t play the same songs week after week, but introduce you to brand new performers as well some that have been forgotten.
News and talk shows brought to you by volunteers who reflect our community. Our coverage of news and talk is informed by the reporters and hosts who live in our community. Our talk show guests can dive deep into subjects that interest you. Our news reporters ask the questions you want answered and talk to stake-holders neglected by other media.
No commercials. Because of your support we have no commercials. You don’t want to hear them, we don’t want to broadcast them. You might hear a spot where we thank a local business for their support and provide a brief (15 or 30 second) message about what they do and how to reach them. But those messages are facts only, with no push to buy.
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 contributions from your IRA.
We miss hearing your comments, especially during pledge drives. Our hosts love hearing them, it makes pledge drives more interesting for all our listeners, and it’s great feedback.
We would like to hear why you support WORT, in your own voice, and we want to share it with our listeners. Here’s another way to make a big difference during our pledge drive.
1) Call 608-321-9594.
2) You’ll be asked to leave a message with your first name, where you are calling from, and why you support WORT (or a particular show or genre of shows–totally up to you!).
3) We will be editing the messages–not to make you sound goofy, but to take out any ‘umms’, long pauses, personal information (like your phone number), or just in case you swear because something fell on your toe. So don’t worry about making your message perfect and don’t worry about the length. We’ll trim it if we have to.
4) Spontaneous messages are the best! If you write down what you want to say it sounds scripted and that’s not as appealing.
5) Don’t be afraid of being off-the-wall, or too “normal”, or whatever. We’re WORT and we welcome YOUR reason for supporting community radio.
Interested in making automatic monthly donations to WORT? Sign up online here.
WORT’s Legal Name: Back Porch Radio Broadcasting Inc
Federal Identification Number: 23-7328965
Official Address: 118 South Bedford Street, Madison WI, 53703