recent spins

9:10 pm Church of the SubGenius: 'all but #14' 7/24/2014
9:06 pm Dethklok: 'I Ejaculate Fire' 7/24/2014
8:45 pm The Black Angels: 'The Flop' 7/24/2014
8:42 pm The Fresh & Onlys: 'HummingBird' 7/24/2014
8:39 pm Andre Williams and the Goldstars: 'Hot Coffee' 7/24/2014
8:35 pm Beach Party: 'Catch That Train' 7/24/2014
8:31 pm Reigning Sound: 'You Did Wrong' 7/24/2014
8:28 pm Anna Calvi: 'Ghost Rider' 7/24/2014
8:16 pm FREEMAN: 'Golden Monkey' 7/24/2014
8:11 pm FREEMAN: 'Gimme One More' 7/24/2014
8:07 pm FREEMAN: 'El Shaddai' 7/24/2014
8:04 pm FREEMAN: 'The English and Western Stallion' 7/24/2014
8:01 pm The Wytches: 'Wide At Midnight' 7/24/2014
7:48 pm Pink Mountaintops: 'Sell Your Soul' 7/24/2014
7:44 pm Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires: 'We Dare Defend Our Rights' 7/24/2014
7:42 pm Turbo Fruits: 'No Drugs To Use' 7/24/2014
7:38 pm Smoke Fairies: 'Misty Versions' 7/24/2014
7:34 pm Got A Girl: 'There's a Revolution' 7/24/2014
7:30 pm Seasick Mama: 'Rules Don't Apply' 7/24/2014
7:16 pm Minutemen with Charlie Haden: 'Little Man With Gun In His Hand' 7/24/2014
7:06 pm The Ugly Beats: 'Beataroo' 7/24/2014
7:00 pm Seth McFarlane: 'Surfin' Bird medley' 7/24/2014
7:00 pm Jessica Lea Mayfield: 'Oblivious' 7/24/2014
8:32 pm Church of the SubGenius: 'Various Tracks' 7/17/2014
8:29 pm Church of the SubGenius: 'Various tracks edited for pledge drive' 7/17/2014
8:26 pm Got A Girl: 'da, da, da' 7/17/2014
8:23 pm Aaron Freeman: 'Covert Discretion' 7/17/2014
8:19 pm The Pack a.d.: 'Battering Ram' 7/17/2014
8:17 pm The Electric Mess: 'House On Fire' 7/17/2014
8:15 pm Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires: 'Dereconstructed' 7/17/2014

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Live on King Street announces final headliner

07/21/14 8:01 PM | Sybil Augustine

h and h small The Majestic Theatre’s 4th annual Live on King Street lineup is complete! The fifth and final evening on September 19 will end with The Head and the Heart. This free, all ages event finishes out the summer series of similar shows featuring Cracker (July 25), Ziggy Marley (August 8) and Deer Tick (August 22).

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BandSwap 2014: Winners Announced

07/18/14 11:01 AM | Kelsey

madison band swap photos Madison BandSwap 2014 has announced its winners!

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Funky roots world music from The Budos Band at the Majestic tonight!

07/10/14 1:29 PM | Sybil Augustine

Web_Image_-_The_Budos_Band-543x320 On Friday, The Budos Band will shake the Majestic dance floor with deep funk grooves. Tickets are still available for this early evening, all ages show at the Majestic box office.

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The Underrated Music Scene of Madison

06/30/14 8:00 PM | Sybil Augustine

madison-846 New York, L.A., Nashville, Austin, etc.: these are all cities that get written and sung about. The places whose streets, or bars, or saloons and studios harbor, hold, and heave with musicians. They’re cities we think of as being some of the music capitals of the world. While all of these things are true, it barely scratches the surface of the American music scene.

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Top 30, Rock, Jazz & World Music Charts for the week of June 23, 2014

06/24/14 4:02 PM | Sybil Augustine

a quantic pic for charts Here’s a look at what we’ve been spinning on WORT recently. You can find playlists for individual shows by clicking on them in our Air Schedule: and you can listen to music programs for up to two weeks after they air on our archives:

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Dweezil talks ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA with WORT!

02/15/14 8:15 PM | Sybil Augustine

ZPZ Tour Poster An interview with Dweezil Zappa about “Zappa Plays Zappa”, in Madison on Monday, Feb 17 at 8 pm at the Barrymore Theater.

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A Gringa’s Guide to the Madison World Music Festival!

09/12/13 1:14 PM | Sybil Augustine

Performing Indian symphonic string music Thurs. Sept 19, 5 pm at the Memorial Union Terrace. Susan Kepecs’ “Cultural Oyster” gives an overview of the acts appearing at the Madison World Music Festival this year at the Memorial Union and Willy St. Fair. Read and watch videos of several visiting artists on her blog.

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“Boombox the Wasteland” 2013 Unites Live Radio And Community

08/21/13 1:29 AM | Sybil Augustine

boombox “Boombox the Wasteland”, Madison’s least conventional, DIY- driven, free city festival is now looking for participants, volunteers and sponsors.

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Get ready for a SWEET night!

07/23/13 7:48 PM | Sybil Augustine

sweet Fans of the classic English glam band SWEET, check WORT’s archive for the Wilson Bros. show Tues. 7/30 to hear them & D.J. el Serpentine interview bassist/vocalist Steve Priest, and play some rare tracks from the band! SWEET plays Watertown Riverfest on Thurs. August 8 in a free, all ages show.

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Now’s the time to VOTE WORT!!!

03/27/13 8:06 PM | Sybil Augustine

mamas_logo WORT Radio is up for a MAMA award again this year, and several of our DJs and staff have also made it to the final round in the MAMAs. Check out and see if any of your favorite radio, industry, or musician people are nominated. Online voting is open until May 17th. The MAMAS [Madison Area Music Awards] were created to honor Madison area musicians and supporters and we’re always nominated [and so far, have always won] for Favorite Radio Station. Not only have we made it to the final voting round again, but in addition, a couple of our hosts are still in the running for Local Music Radio Personality: Bill Malone of Back To The Country, and Rockin’ John of I Like It Like That. Also, DJ The Real Jaguar is a ….

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