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Linky McLinkster: The Week, The Weekend and WMSE

  words by Cal Roach Hey Milwaukee, if you’re reading this before 6 p.m. on Friday, that means the pledge drive is still going on–what are you waiting for?? It’s not like you can’t donate your hard-won dollars and cents any time you feel like it, but rest assured, WMSE needs ‘em. We know a… Read more »

Short and Sweet: WMSE Talks to Dresses

Newbie west coast pop band, Dresses’ debut album title, Sun Shy is just the title one might expect from a sweet pop band from one of the rainiest and grayest parts of the country, but the songs are undeniably un-shy and sun-laden with assertive sweetness melting from the voice of Timothy Heller (the girl in the… Read more »

Weekly Top Airplay: October 29, 2013

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily play lists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay… 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 »

Linky McLinkster: The Week, The Weekend and WMSE

  words by Cal Roach A couple times a year, perhaps not coincidentally right around pledge drive time, we like to remind anyone reading this lil’ roundup of stuff to do around town that a lot of these great shows and events wouldn’t be possible without this lil’ radio station. WMSE works to bring a… 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 »

Weekly Top Airplay: October 22, 2013

WMSE’s program hosts constantly search through the latest releases, and feature the best in all genres on their weekly shows. At WMSE, there is no Program Director creating daily play lists, so what you hear is a reflection of the knowledge, interests, and personalities of our dedicated on-air staff. The albums on the weekly Top Airplay… 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 »