The organizational structure of WORT reflects the station’s principles of democratic decision making; the paid and unpaid workers (the volunteers) at the station elect the Board of Directors; the Board sets policy and hires full-time and part-time paid staff. The full-time staff is organized as a collective that operates within sound management practices and written policies established by the Board. The staff collective oversees the day-to-day operations of the station.
WORT is nothing without the more than 300 volunteers who walk through the doors each week. Volunteers provide most of the on-air programming. WORT‘s distinct programming is the product of the knowledge, hard work, and creativity of the on-air volunteers. In addition, many volunteers contribute to myriad off-air operations.
Our FM signal reaches a roughly 50-mile radius around Madison. The station recently began webcasting all of its news and public affairs programs and most of its music programs.
WORT maintains membership or affiliation with a number of organizations, including:
- Pacifica Network (affiliate station)
- National Federation of Community Radio Broadcasters (NFCB)
- AMARC (World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters)
- Grassroots Radio Coalition; WORT hosted the GRC-5 and GRC-12conferences.
- Public Radio International (PRI)
- Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA)
WORT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. All donations to WORT are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Tax ID 23-7328965. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.