Radio activist Lorenzo W. Milam died in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico on July 21, 2020 at the age of 86. He is survived by over 300 community radio stations, including WORT 89.9 FM Madison. Milam was fascinated with radio since his childhood in Jacksonville, Florida where he listened for hours to broadcasts from Nashville, New […]
In the wake of Pacifica Foundation’s announcement yesterday that it would be laying off staff and cancelling programming at WBAI 99.5 FM New York, we spend today’s episode discussing the future of community radio with Ernesto Aguilar from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He emphasizes the importance of local news and access to information […]
Special Acoustic “Open Mic” Edition of The 89.9 Social Club. Thursday January 24, 6:30-9:00pm. Lakeside Street Coffee House, (in their fun, cozy bar room decorated with nostalgic artifacts from a bygone era.) 402 W. Lakeside Street, Madison The fun, cozy, bar room is the perfect place for our Social Club ‘Open Mic’ gathering . Have […]
Host Allen Ruff is joined in the studio by two WORT regulars: Bob McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. They talk about the importance of community radio and the necessity of supporting independent voices in today’s media landscape.
For the night that starts the pledge drive we have an FAQ–call in show about WORT. We asked folks what questions they have about WORT. Callers are invited to call in with their own questions. This is also the 1st Access Hour program of the WORT Winter-Spring On-Air Pledge Drive. Contact: Susan Sheldon email@example.com
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