To Be Born Indigenous is a Political Act – WORT 89.9 FM – Wortfm


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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
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.
Music Director: Sybil Augustine – (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, )
Digital Production Director: Aaron Scholz – (for record donations and sales, promos recording volunteers, etc.)
Music Calendars: Submit your events online here or send by email to
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
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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Sikowis Nobiss is Plains Cree/Saulteaux of the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan, founder and Executive Director of Great Plains Action Society. She is a speaker, writer, artist, organizer, and movement mentor in Iowa, and across the nation and is focused on dismantling white supremacist, colonial-capitalist institutions, and replacing them with Indigenous ideologies and practices created in synchronicity with the land. Sikowis graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Graduate Minor in American Indian Native Studies. She is a mother of two young children.
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