WORT is proud to announce that our staff and volunteers have placed in the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2020 Awards for Excellence. Top finishers have not yet been announced, but finalists are guaranteed to place first, second, or third in their category, meaning we are guaranteed to bring home some honors. 6pm Local News Producer Jonah […]
The WORT News Department is pleased to announce that its reporters are finalists in five Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Awards from the Milwaukee Press Club. It competed with radio broadcast outlets across the state, most of which have significantly larger budgets and staff. All of these stories were produced in the midst of the COVID-19 […]
Join us, Wednesday, January 20th at 7pm, for WORT’s inaugural spring Madison Common Council debate. Up first: the race for District 8. Two candidates are vying for this district, which represents students on the UW-Madison campus and surrounding downtown community on the Madison Common Council. The candidates are Juliana Bennett and Ayomi Obuseh. Incumbent alder […]
Curbside grocery pickup. Contactless pizza delivery. Comfort baking. As with so many other things, our relationship to food is changing during COVID. Today on the show, WORT assistant news director Jonah Chester has a wide-ranging discussion about these changes with Lucy Long, director of the Center for Food and Culture, who clarifies how food is […]
Listen to the WORT election night special, originally broadcast November 3, 2020, from 8pm to midnight. Join us as we speak with journalists, political operatives, and experts as the results roll in. WORT 89.9FM Madison · It’s a 2020 Election Night Special About the guests Thanks to our guests: Abigail Becker from The Capital Times, […]
Several weeks ago, WORT news producer Jonah Chester spoke with Doug McLeod, a Professor in the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communications, about guidelines for how reporters can ethically cover the protests–and how listeners, readers and viewers can be better news consumers. Here’s that interview from June 20th.