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WMSE IS

THE BIG SOUND DOWNTOWN.
WE ARE THE ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT ESTABLISHMENT
THAT
HAS BUCKED TRENDS
AND THE CORPORATE SOUND SINCE 1981.
WE LOVE MUSIC. WE ARE THE LOVE OF MUSIC
EMBOLDENED
BY OUR LISTENERS...
OUR SOUND CITIZENS.
WE SALUTE YOU.

Events ::
The Latest and Greatest Don't Not Be There

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  • Nov/28

    Bikini Kill

    Legendary feminist punk band Bikini Kill has reunited for the first time since their break-up in 1997.  Featuring the original iconic line-up of Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass, along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle, the reunion has sparked[...]

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Localized ::
The Latest and Greatest Don't Not Be There

  • 10/27

    LOCAL LUNCHBOX

    TODAY FOR THE “LOCAL LUNCHBOX” SEGMENT ON THE ROCKLEIDOSCOPE SHOW, ERIN PLAYED FOR YOU: LIFT by SistaStrings THE LOCAL LUNCHBOX IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS. TUNE IN WEDNESDAY DURING SQUID INC. FOR YOUR NEXT TASTY TREAT!



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  • 10/21

    LOCAL LIVE

    For the next bit, WMSE will be digging into our archives to bring you some blast-from-the-past Local/Live performances. Cairns is the main project of Milwaukee musician, John Larkin, who debuted his initial recordings in 2015. Cairns’ 2018 release, Entanglement, was Cairns’ debut full-length with a full band. WMSE welcomed Cairns into our studios for Local/Live […]



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Weekly Top
Ten Airplay

  1. Large Print
    Winter/Spring

    self-released*

  2. Dirty Projectors
    Earth Crisis [EP]

    Domino

  3. The Lawrence Arms
    Skeleton Coast

    Epitaph

  4. Clutch
    Live From The Doom Saloon Volume II

    Weathermaker

  5. Dirty Projectors
    Super João [EP]

    Domino

  6. IDLES
    Ultra Mono

    Partisan

  7. Bob Mould
    Blue Hearts

    Merge

  8. L.A. Witch
    Play With Fire

    Suicide Squeeze

  9. Angel Olsen
    Whole New Mess

    Jagjaguwar

  10. Joe Wong
    Nite Creatures

    Decca*

* = Local

VISUALIZED ::
Videos did not in fact kill the radio star
— See for yourself

  • Carolyn and Fred K
  • Amalia S
  • Joseph and Mary S
  • Gary S
  • Debbie P
  • John and Marylou G
  • Bryan B
  • Christopher B

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WMSE

Listener-Supported Frontier Radio,
(Hey That's You!).

WMSE is a unique, award-winning music radio station licensed by MSOE and operating as a department of the university. WMSE Radio, 91.7FM has been broadcasting for over 35 years. Financially independent from the university, WMSE is made possible with the support of volunteers, local businesses, and of course, our contributing listeners.

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Office Staff ::
For bookingS, interviews and
GENERAL ROUSTABOUTS

Passion, perserverance and an overwhelming drive time.

WMSE’s staff is small but mighty – just like the station!
We are proud supporters of the vibrant music scene and community that makes up this great city. With our army of volunteers we do our very best to bring you great radio and events. Anti-established since 1981, we couldn’t be this great without you.

For more information, reach out to us: wmse@msoe.edu
  • SUBMIT MUSIC

    At WMSE, we always encourage new music submissions. Given the nature of our programming model, our program hosts dictate what music they feature during each of their respective programs. It’s as easy as following the following steps.

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  • SUBMIT A PSA

    Have a Public Service Announcement that you want to get out to the world? Help us help you by submitting your PSA to our online submission form.

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