articles tagged "the mamas"
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Sybil Augustine
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 make the event even better next year! Is WORT 89.9 FM YOUR favorite local radio station? If so, you can vote for WORT and your “favorite local call-in radio show” in the “Madison’s Favorites” poll being run by Isthmus newspaper right now. WORT has been fortunate to receive awards many times in the past years and we would love it if our loyal listeners would vote for us again this year. In addition to “Favorite Local Radio Station” you can vote for “Favorite DJ”, “Favorite Local Reporter”, “Favorite Local Website”, “Favorite Local Podcast” and “Favorite Local Twitter.” The deadline for voting is Midnight, Sunday, June 30th. On behalf of our listeners, volunteers, Board and staff, thank you for your support of listener-sponsored community radio, WORT 89.9 FM in Madison. Click here to vote. more »
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 | Sybil Augustine
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 www.themamas.org 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 nominee for Favorite DJ [for spinning in clubs], and WORT Music Director Sybil Augustine is competing with 3 others to be named Local Music Fan of the Year!! [I really think Madison's music scene is quite fantastic right now, and I do champion it every chance I get.--Sybil] Also, the CD of protest music that came out last year entitled Cheddar Revolution: Songs of Uprising is up for Best Compilation Album along with some of the individual songs nominated in various categories. If you want to see what the MAMA’s website looks like, check it out at www.themamas.org and you can vote now for a mere $5 donation, which goes to support bringing musical instruments into area middle and high schools. Register and vote at http://www.broadjam.com/mama/ through May 17. Thanks SO MUCH for your continued support, WORT fans!! more »