The Trap Set With Joe Wong –Tuesdays – Noon 

 JoewongMilwaukee native and composer Joe Wong brings us The Trap Set With Joe Wong, a weekly series about the lives of drummers. Although the craft of drumming is discussed, it is a springboard for larger discussions about life. Because of the emphasis on human interest stories, the show is for music fans and non-music-fans alike. Featured drummers include: Slayer’s Dave Lombard, Melvins’ Dale Crover Don Cherry’s drummer Hamid Drake, Guns And Roses’s Izzy Stradlin, and Weird Al’s drummer Bermuda Shwartz. For more information on The Trap Set With Joe Wong.

The Disclaimer – Wednesdays – Noon

disclaimer WMSE Alumni, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild from the Milwaukee Record discuss all things Milwaukee. Milwaukee music,  Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and  rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer is  brought to you by Fink’s. For more information about The Disclaimer.  


The Tiny Film Invasion – Thursday – Noon

Tiny_Film_Invasion_colorThe Tiny Film Invasion is your weekly dose of American & International independent film talk. Hosted by Blyth Meier (previously co-hosted by Angela Catalano before her move to New Orleans to start a cinema), Megan Benedict, and Kristopher Pollard. Tiny tackles all things cinematic from film industry news and favorite soundtracks to nerdy techy stuff and rad women directors. Blyth and Megan have a long history of being tiny, and loving film. At 5’2″, Blyth was always placed in the front row of school choir. She earned her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee, and has screened her films internationally. No current or past Tiny wears high heels, ’cause you know, THEY EMBRACE THE TINY. And they don’t wear shoes while on air. For more information on The Tiny Film Invasion.

Frontier Radio Theater / Radio WHT – Sundays – 8AM


Frontier Radio Theater

Sounds of the Golden Age of Radio from 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. The best comedy, drama, adventure, mystery, and science fiction from the 20thcentury’s salad days of radio. For more information on Frontier Radio Theater.

Wisconsin Hybrid Theate

On the first Sunday of every month, Milwaukee’s premier old-time radio troupe – Wisconsin Hybrid Theater – performs a radio show live from the WMSE studios.
Wisconsin Hybrid Theater (Radio WHT) performs original adaptations of late 19th century stories in a mid 20th century medium for an early 21st century audience… and
their moms.


What Made Milwaukee Famous – Weekdays: 7:40 a.m. & 5:40 p.m.

Matthew Prigge Produced by WMSE radio, each week we bring you fascinating tidbits about Milwaukee’s colorful  past. Hosted by Matthew Prigge a historian, author, and tour guide. He is in his fifth year leading tours for Milwaukee Boat Line and is the creator and host of the Mondo Milwaukee boat tour, an after-hours look at some of the most infamous sights in the city’s  history. He writes a weekly history blog at His writing credits also include The Wisconsin Magazine of History, Milwaukee History, the Shepherd Express,  Film History, and Marquee Magazine. His first book, Images of America: Manitowoc was published in 2014. His second, Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century, will be released in September 2015 by the Wisconsin Historical  Society Press. For more information on What Made Milwaukee Famous.



Sound Beat – Weekdays: 10:40 a.m. & 4:40 p.m.

 soundbeatSound Beat is a daily, 90 second show highlighting the holdings of the Belfer Audio Archive. The Belfer is part of the Syracuse University Libraries, and is one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each SB episode focuses on one particular recording from the Archive, and provides a back story detailing its place in recording history. And it’s not just music. Sound Beat episodes also feature speeches and spoken word performances from some of the great thinkers, political figures and luminaries from the late 19th and early- to mid-20th centuries. People like Thomas Edison, George Bernard Shaw, Amelia Earhart, Albert Einstein, and Theodore Roosevelt. More information about Sound Beat.  Sound Beat on WMSE is made possible by a donation from Pizza ManPizza Man twitter logo

BirdNote – Weekdays – 12:40 p.m.

birdnoteBirdNote is a nonprofit radio program dedicated to the conservation of birds and their  habitats. BirdNote shows are two-minute vignettes that incorporate the sounds of birds with  stories that illustrate their way of life. BirdNote on WMSE is brought to you by Plant Land.  For more information about BirdNote

Pulse of the Planet – Weekdays – 8:40 a.m.

pulseofthplanetThe Pulse of the Planet radio series provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Planet Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature, culture and science worldwide, blending interviews with extraordinary natural sound. More information about Pulse of the Planet

Science and the Sea – Weekdays – 7:40 p.m.

Science and the Sea is a production of The University of Texas Marine Science Institute on the Gulf of Mexico in Port Aransas, Texas. TheSATS-logo goal is to convey an understanding of the sea and its myriad life forms to everyone, so that they, too, can fully appreciate this amazing resource. We provide  entertaining stories and activities that teach about the marine world and even convey how scientists approach, and ultimately solve, some of the oceans’ mysteries. Science and the Sea on WMSE is brought to you by Beans & Barley. For more information on Science and The Sea.

Plant Detective – Saturdays – 10:40 a.m. & 7:40 p.m. / Sundays – 10:40 a.m. & 4:40 p.m.

plantdetectiveEach week Flora Delaterre a.k.a. The Plant Detective investigates a new medicinal plant somewhere around the globe–and it could be in your backyard. Beth Judy writes and  voices this minute-and-a-half program in consult with Bastyr University, Tai Sophia Institute, and the Vermont School of Integrative Herbalism. The Plant Detective on WMSE is brought to you by Beans & Barley. For more information on Plant Detective.