Dylan Brogan

Republican U.S. House member Glenn Grothman puts the rancor of D.C. politics aside and plays rock songs on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison’s lefty community station. Yes, this actually happened. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:37 PM Snapshot 1 Comments


Dylan Brogan

In an era when local news outlets are contracting, the volunteer-run WORT-FM expands its local coverage. On Oct. 5, In Our Backyard grows to an hour, with new features, expanded reports, podcasts. more

Oct 1, 2015 3:00 PM News

WORT celebrates 38 years of community radio with a party at High Noon Saloon this Saturday, Dec. 7. Local bands the Jimmys, Earl Foss & the Brown Derby and Icarus Himself will perform, and birthday cake will be served. more

Dec 5, 2013 3:00 PM A & E


Jeff Drew

If you want a good story about the music industry, just call UW alum Bruce Ravid. Ravid was an A&R rep for Capitol Records during the 1980s, when the music industry reached a new apex thanks to innovations like MTV. This was, of course, before th more

Jul 25, 2013 2:00 PM Isthmus Cover Stories

WORT just struck a coup on the front lines of the technological revolution. Last week, at its 32nd birthday fete, Mad City's listener-sponsored community radio station (89.9 FM) announced the coming launch of a second digital broadcast channel, WORT2 more

Dec 6, 2007 8:46 PM A & E