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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

  • Jan/20

    Diana Krall – on hold – New Date TBA

    Diana Jean Krall OC OBC is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer. She has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide, including over 6 million in the US. On December 11, 2009, Billboard magazine named[...]

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  • Jan/25

    JANUARY 25 – LOCAL/LIVE INTERVIEWS EPISODE 47: AVENUES

    During these strange times, WMSE aims to keep you connected to your local music community by getting up close and personal in conversation while taking a listen to new local projects, albums and songs. Avenues[...]

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  • Jan/28

    phone interview: “Barefoot” Jimmy Schwarz

    Tune into the Blues Drive with Sonia as she catches up with “Barefoot” Jimmy Schwarz. Only on WMSE! Tune on in via your FM dial at 91.7 or stream live or in the archives at[...]

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  • Feb/4

    Girls Against Boys

      Girls Against Boys is a band from Brooklyn that started as four people from Washington, DC, fully schooled in the art of noise from the Dischord punk rock scene. Barely surviving their move to[...]

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

  • 01/19

    LOCAL LUNCHBOX

    TODAY FOR THE “LOCAL LUNCHBOX” SEGMENT ON SQUID INC., SID PLAYED FOR YOU: Fishing For Ketchup by The Quilz The Quilz / Xposed 4Heads by The Quilz Peace Of Mind (Champagne Remix) With DJ Extras by The Quilz THE LOCAL LUNCHBOX IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS. TUNE IN THURSDAY DURING THE VON […]



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  • 01/19

    LOCAL LIVE

    During these strange times, WMSE aims to keep you connected to your local music community by getting up close and personal in conversation while taking a listen to new local projects, albums and songs. Avenues are a punk rock quartet from Milwaukee, originally formed in January 2006 by Vin Smith. After a few years and […]



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Weekly Top
Ten Airplay

  1. Supertentacles
    King of Nothing

    self-released*

  2. IDLES
    CRAWLER

    Partisan

  3. Buffalo Nichols
    s/t

    Fat Possum*

  4. Avenues
    We're All Doomed

    Wiretap Records*

  5. Curtis Harding
    If Words Were Flowers

    Anti-

  6. chit chat
    "age/sex/location"

    self-released*

  7. Wet Leg
    "Chaise Longue"

    Domino

  8. Alice Phoebe Lou
    Child's Play

    self-released

  9. Misha Knoll
    1977

    Planet Andera*

  10. Clinic
    Fantasy Island

    Domino

* = Local

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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, perseverance 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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  • SPONSORSHIPS & UNDERWRITING

    ‌Sponsorships & underwriting of WMSE gives opportunities to connect in a way that allows for instant membership to an educated, forward-thinking, civic-minded group of people (to paraphrase one of our key underwriters). Find out more now.

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