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Posts By: Ryan Schleicher

The New Local/Live

Supporting and giving voice to the entirety of Milwaukee-area music has been a central part of WMSE’s missions since even before the station became WMSE on March 17, 1981, when the station was WSOE and Jules, Host and Mars were just pups cobbling together a small, college radio station that barely reached off campus. Then,… Read more »

Watch: Porterfield’s and Sanborn’s “Pale Rider”

Alverno Presents has made it a point to give Milwaukee artists a platform to create experiences for audiences that expand upon what they already to artistically. Through this lens, AP collaborated with Duke University to commission a long-time Milwaukee musician who has since relocated to North Carolina, Nick Sanborn (Decibully, Megafaun, COCOB, Made of Oak,… Read more »

Kneel to Neil

Happening this Saturday and now in its 8th year, Kneel to Neil has become a special yearly occurrence for Milwaukee fans of Neil Young, one that is perfectly housed in the friendly confines of Jim and Marty’s Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. Kneel to Neil lines up Milwaukee bands both fresh-faced and seasoned with each band selecting… Read more »

Thank You For Your Support

Your support of Frontier Radio over the past week and a half has been as generous as it is overwhelming. As a contributing member you make the music possible and we cannot thank you enough! We wrapped up the Fall Membership Drive with $101,050 from 987 donations committed toward our $120,000 goal. Once again, it… Read more »

So Long, Lou

There have been countless Lou Reed articles, remembrances, tributes and comments these last 24 hours. Music fans, pop-culture writers, fashionistas, art critics and historians have all written, from their own perspective, pieces about how Lou Reed impacted culture on more levels than most songwriters, primarily because Lou was more than just a songwriter. We don’t… Read more »

View Drive Thank You Gifts

For a one-time gift of $180 or a sustaining gift of just $15 per month, you will be the first on you block with the WMSE pro-vinyl messenger/record bag. Along with a pocket for a laptop, an mp3 player, and some headphones, it fits records! About 2 dozen be exact. For a one-time gift of $120 or a sustaining… Read more »

Archives Have Moved

First, welcome to the new wmse.org! We’re pretty excited to have a new platform to expand on what we offer you, to present new and old music in new ways. The question we have received the most is, “Where are the Archives?” The answer is simple – they now exist right on the Program Schedule…. Read more »

91 Best Soul/R&B Artists of All Time

And it’s done. The number one Soul/R&B Artist of All Time, the one-and-only James Brown. #1 – James Brown #2 – Otis Redding #3 – Aretha Franklin #4 – Marvin Gaye #5 – Sam Cooke Here are the results: Top 15 #15 (tie) – Rufus Thomas #15 (tie) – Sam & Dave #14 – Etta… Read more »

Linky McLinkster: The Week, The Weekend and WMSE

words by Cal Roach It seems fall has officially fallen, eh Milwaukee? You can officially start getting depressed about the onset of winter if that’s your thing, but it seems pretty pointless to us. The city is generally still alive and kicking no matter how cold it gets, and who doesn’t love those unexpected days… Read more »