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#wmse34 – Jon Blick of the Overnight Sensations


About the photo: Freshman year of high school, 1970. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? First Song on Overnight Sensations, April 2, 2009 (six years coming up soon) was Old 97s, “Dressing Room Walls”, from the album Wreck Your Life.  I remember nothing after that. Who was the first… Read more »

The [Loft] Office List


By nature of our jobs, the WMSE staff is constantly surrounded by music. We thought you might like to know what we’re currently listening to. Erin: Grimes, “REALiTi” [single], self-released Listen Tom: Todd Terje, It’s Album Time With…Olsen Records Listen Jay: Group Of the Altos, R U Person Or Not, mini50 Records Listen Chris: Various… Read more »

#wmse34 -Sid-Squid Inc


A photo: Taken in 1982 – I am on the left, Woody Weatherman from COC is in the middle and my friend Maria is on the right What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)?: Most Recently ELO – Do Ya / When I was a… Read more »

#wmse34 – Jay Burseth – Development Director


What is your favorite WMSE memory?  Favorite memory? Being 15 (the same age as I am in the photo) and discovering a radio station in Milwaukee that played punk rock. My mind was blown! As I am blown away every day by the WMSE DJs, who play the best music that can be found on… Read more »

#wmse34 – Faux Eyes – Armed Fauxes Radio


What was the first song or artist you played as a WMSE DJ? So my first solo gig was Sunday at midnight, I was 27 when I started, so often times my shifts were preceded by Saturday night drinking. We had to train on air pretty extensively, so my very first song aired is kind… Read more »

#wmse34 – Scott Lucey of Digital Dumplings in Analog Gravy


About the photo: I don’t have much in the teenager years; only younger. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? I believe it was DJ Shadow’s Entroducing… Who was the first musician/band you remember interviewing at WMSE? First interview was 2014 with Bahamas.

#wmse34 – Melissa from the Melissa Show


About The Photo –  Melissa, center, circa 1988. First Interview of a band or artist –   I can’t remember my first interview, but two that really stood out to me: 1) The Charlatans UK at the Metro in Chicago-1997-pre-concert interview with Tim and Mark, and being able to witness my first soundcheck! 2) Nada… Read more »

#wmse34 – Haven of Wave Tank


About the photo: Tenth grade. As you can see, I’ve been an intense person for many years now. Ha. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? Unfortunately I don’t remember what the track or artist was that I played on the air back in 2001. Who was the first musician/band you remember interviewing… Read more »

#wmse34 – Bob Midnight of Midnight Radio

Bob Midnight and Microphone (2)

About the photo: We call this one “Bob Midnight and Microphone”. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ? One of the earliest bands I remember playing was James. Representing WMSE, I introduced them, onstage, at the WOMAD Festival at the Summerfest grounds on Septemer 12, 1993. Who was the first first… Read more »