All or portions of the Access Hour may be prerecorded. During the Access Hour that aired on September 13, 2021, some prerecorded portions that had yet to be edited were broadcast on WORT.
WORT sincerely apologizes to the guest host of that show, Ankita Bharadwaj. Ankita had no part in the faulty editing that took place. That was fully the fault of WORT staff.
We apologize to Ankita’s guest during the hour, who took the time out of their day to record an interview that didn’t get to air.
We apologize to our listeners, who didn’t get to hear a truly fantastic interview.
And we apologize to all involved for not immediately recognizing the editing errors when we were alerted to them.
At the request of those involved, the show has been removed from the WORT online archive and will not be posted on the web.
We want to be accountable to our listeners, our volunteers, and the guests who lend their time to be interviewed on WORT. The first step is admitting when something is our fault, and then to address the underlying causes. WORT is taking steps to make sure this doesn’t happen again here on the Access Hour. We are adding engineering and production support to the show. And the individual WORT staff member responsible for the mistakes is stepping away from the show. Thanks for listening.