A photo of Jane Reynolds holding a microphone. The text says Jane Reynolds, volunteer, WORT 89.9 FM Community Radio. Below that is the Community Shares logo and the words Backyard Hero.

Each month Community Shares of Wisconsin presents the Backyard Hero Award to organizations and people making change happen in our community.

Jane Reynolds

Jane Reynolds hosted WORT 89.9 FM’s Strictly Jazz Sounds for an incredible 37 years, including 17 years with co-host Steve Braunginn. Besides hosting the popular radio show, Jane is a pillar of the jazz community in Madison. In 1985, Jane helped found the Madison Music Collective and always made a point to highlight and interview local and regional artists on Strictly Jazz Sounds. She also created the Weekly Jazz Calendar to increase visibility for local jazz musicians in the Madison community.

Now semi-retired, Jane happily stops by WORT whenever she is needed to help train, consult, or encourage pledges for the station. Her institutional knowledge of WORT and Madison’s jazz community continues to serve WORT volunteers, WORT listeners, and the Madison public.

Thank you, Jane!

The Backyard Hero Awards are sponsored by 105.5 Triple M, Isthmus, and Budget Signs.


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