The very first song that I played on WMSE was “Natalie” by the Sidewalks. The Sidewalks were a local Milwaukee band and two of my bothers, Mike and John, were founding members. I played this the very first time I was on the air at WMSE and that was actually about a month before I became a DJ in 1982. But that is a very long story…..
What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing?
I know I interviewed a lot of local musicians because I was also a VJ for Viacom for a while and I hosted a Local Music show. But the most memorable interview I did with someone famous was with Andreas Vollenweider in 1985. He played in Madison and I was playing his music on my show so I went to the concert and introduced myself to him and asked him to do an interview. He had a tight tour schedule so we arranged to meet at the airport the next day. I brought my little handheld tape recorder and proceeded to interview Andreas among the din of the airport. It sounded terrible but it was great fun.
What year? 1985