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WORT-FM
WORT-FM

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Organization Name:
WORT-FM
Business Address Line 1:
118 S. Bedford St.
Business City:
Madison
Business State:
WI
Business Zipcode:
53703
Email:
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Phone:
608.256.2001
Website:
http://www.wort-fm.org/
Category:
Marketing & Media
Keywords:
Community, Radio, Volunteer, News, Information, Music Marketing & Media Rachal Pundsack
County:
Dane
Products and Services:
WORT-FM is a non-commercial, listener sponsored community radio station broadcasting via analog and digital signals to south-central Wisconsin since 1975. WORT programming is streamed live and offers podcasts and archives via the stations' website: wort-fm.org. WORT broadcasts 24 hours/7 days/week. WORT airs a variety of music: hip-hop/ rap/soul; jazz; blues; rock; R&B; gospel; folk/international/world; experimental/avant garde; women's; show tunes and children's music.

News & public affairs includes morning, mid-day and evening news blocks covering local, national & international news and issues; Hmong; women's; third world; Arab-American; Latino/Latina; literature; L/G/B/T/Q; science; community announcements; health policy and labor.
Philosophy:
WORT is a listener-sponsored community-supported radio station. WORT is committed to supporting the local economy, which in turn supports our station.
History:
When WORT's founders got together in the earlier 1970's, they had no idea their notion of a small community-controlled radio station would, thirty years later, be a major fixture on the dial for all of south-central Wisconsin. Back Porch Radio Broadcasting, Inc. was incorporated in 1973, and at 8:00 pm on December 1st, 1975 went on the air with 4000 watts of power from a small studio on Madison's eastside. However, three days later the transmitter burned up and the station was down to 50 watts.

Today WORT has its own building, and serves about 30,000 listeners with 2000 watts of power and a strong signal over a 50 mile radius.

WORT has kept many of the ideas of its founders alive and strong through a commitment to diversity and access. WORT's mission statement calls on the station to challenge the intellectual and cultural assumptions of its listeners and provide a voice for those under-represented by other media.
Contact Name:
WORT-FM
Contact First Name:
Doug
Contact Last Name:
Holtz