articles tagged "Music"

WORT Wins MAMA Again for Favorite Local Station!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Sybil Augustine
WORT Mama award

Once again WORT won the People’s Choice Award for Madison’s Favorite Radio at the Madison Area Music Awards this past Sunday. Thanks to all our supporters for giving us this honor! And many thanks to Rick, Broadjam and the whole MAMAs crew for your tireless endeavors on behalf of Madison’s music education resources and the whole scene. A number of other WORT music hosts and volunteers were also nominated for awards again this year. See the full list of winners here: http://www.themamas.org/about_the_mamas/past-mama-award-winners/2013-winners/ If you haven’t participated before, check out The MAMAs organization. With the fantastic objective of putting musical instruments into kids’ hands, they’re worthy of your financial and volunteer support. Visit themamas.org to get involved and help …. more »

Monday, June 10 — Pledge Drive Wk 2 — Mourning Dove and Folk You

Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Access Hour

Pledge Drive Wk 2 – Mourning Dove presents a program featuring her music and an interview style/live music hour. She’s active in the vegan movement. You can hear some of her songs at http://www.youtube.com/mourningdovesongs. The program will include moderator Marina and Mourning Dove on vocals and acoustic guitar and her uke player. They call themselves ”Folk You.”   “Eating animals cannot be reduced to simply a matter of personal ethics any more than can the refusal to allow people of color to enter one’s privately owned establishment. We must recognize the systemic nature of eating animals. We must appreciate that, just as feminists who challenge patriarchy, for instance, are not simply ‘imposing their personal views’ on society, those who challenge carnism are …. more »

400 SATURDAYS

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | Radio Lit
Kim Johnson-Bair's new release "400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore"

Thursday, May 16th, on Radio Literature, host Melvin Hinton spoke with poet and journalist Kim Johnson-Bair, editor of 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore. Featured in the book are many local DJs, artists, and musicians, including “Rockin’ John” McDonald, John Kraniak, and country music artist and historian Bill Malone. more »

Monday, May 13 — Madison East and La Follette Kids of 2012-2013

Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | Access Hour

WORT news volunteer and Madison teacher Helena White presents her seventh annual program of words, thoughts, and music from the kids of East High. This year, kids of La Follette High join them. A student or two are also to be in the station to introduce the presented pieces and maybe offer some teen perspective. more »

Monday, April 22 — Mike Shaffner plays the music and humor of Christopher Guest

Thursday, 18 April 2013 | Access Hour

Mike Shaffner presents a program of the music of Christopher Guest’s films and also of the comedy sketches of Saturday Live and stuff like that….before his newest little one arrives in early May… more »

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