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How do I find out about concerts? How do I get more details about something I heard over the air? How do I submit events to WORT’s Music Calendars? Who do I contact with changes or cancellations?
WORT’s Music Calendars are a great resource to find out about concerts in all genres and places. Usually you’ll find details in the online listing or links to get more information. There’s a link to to submit your event at the top of the calendar page. You can also submit events, changes and cancellations to [email protected]
What was that song I heard? Who was the artist, what is the album title, where can I get it? Where can I find the entire playlist for a show?
Click on the
Playlists button to bring up a calendar where you can choose any date to find the playlists for that day. If you can’t find the right playlist or the song you’re looking for, your best bet is to call the station the next time that program’s on and ask the host yourself. If that’s not possible we may be able to help you, but please have as much information as possible at hand when you contact us, such as: approximate day and time the music was played, what type or genre of music it was, who hosted the show and any other information you remember about the selection and we’ll do our best to track it down.
Once you figure it out, there’s a “Buy It!” link next to each track in online playlists that leads you to a place where you can buy songs and albums, and by doing it that way a small portion of each purchase goes to support WORT.
Music Director: Sybil Augustine – [email protected] (for music submissions, charts and tracking, promotional exchanges for music events and following up on volunteer applications or other requests. Please include specifics in your subject line, such as “Hiphop Music Submission” etc, )
Music Assistant: Aaron Scholz – [email protected] (for record donations and sales, promos recording volunteers, etc.)
Music Calendars: Submit your events online here or send by email to [email protected]
We accept submissions in most genres and styles of music, focusing on noncommercial, out-of-the-mainstream, independent releases (check out our playlists and music charts for more information.) It may take up to a few weeks for us to review and process your submission so we appreciate your patience, and feel free to contact us to follow up. Please send your music, indicating any tracks with language that needs to be aired after 10 pm and including a one-sheet description and any biographical and tour information, to WORT Music Director, 118 S. Bedford St, Madison, WI 53703 and/or to [email protected].
We do accept digital files on .wav or mp3, but currently we still prefer CDs to digital submissions because it’s the quickest way to get it into the hands of our programmers and onto the airwaves, though we have a growing digital library. Digital submissions should be .wav or other lossless files, or high quality mp3s [128-320 kbps.]
You can follow up or “track” your submissions by email, or call 608-256-2001 on Wednesdays between 1-4 pm CST to ask if we received it, has it been reviewed, has it been added to our library, and what kind of airplay it’s getting—e.g. light, medium, heavy or charting. Thanks and we look forward to hearing your music!
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October 4, 2021 by
On Friday, the U.S. Postal Service instituted a new policy that will mean slower deliveries and higher costs for certain packages and letters. It’s part of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s ten-year plan for the USPS, and it’s brought the mail back into the public conversation.
To understand DeJoy’s ten-year plan and what it could mean for the future of the U.S. Postal Service, WORT news producer Jonah Chester speaks with Christopher W. Shaw, author of the forthcoming book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat.
They talk about the history of the U.S. Postal Service and its role in shaping American democracy, the controversial tenure of Louis DeJoy, the possibilities of postal banking, and what the future holds for the USPS.
Christopher W. Shaw is a historian and policy analyst. He is the author of Preserving the People’s Post Office (Essential Books, 2006), Money, Power, and the People: The American Struggle to Make Banking Democratic (University of Chicago Press, 2019), and the forthcoming First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat (City Lights Books, 2021).
Cover photo: USA First-Class Forever stamp with image of the Liberty Bell
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