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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

  • Dec/13

    The Joy Formidable

    The band that brought the world beautifully swirling shoegaze classics such as “This Ladder is Ours”, “Whirring”, “Cholla”, “Better Me” and “Wolf’s Law” comes to the beautifully intimate Back Room @ Colectivo.

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  • Dec/13

    Rory Makem ​A Christmas Tradition

    A seasoned performer with over 29 years on the road, Rory has toured extensively with The Makem and Spain Brothers and for 17 years played guitar with his father, Tommy Makem. He has played sold-out[...]

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  • Dec/13

    Friday Night Freak Show – Silent Night Deadly Night

    You’ve made it through Halloween, now try and survive Christmas. WMSE 91.7FM and Times Cinema are teaming up to bring you the infamous 1980’s Santa slasher SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT. All tickets are $5. Doors[...]

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  • Dec/14

    Chris Porterfield of Field Report and introducing Boy Bjorn

    Field Report frontman Chris Porterfield returns to The Back Room for a very special intimate show, featuring the debut of Boy Bjorn, the solo project of Foreign Fields’ Brian Holl. Don’t miss this unforgettable night[...]

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

  • 12/11

    LOCAL LUNCHBOX

    TODAY FOR THE “LOCAL LUNCHBOX” SEGMENT ON SQUID INC., SID PLAYED FOR YOU: You Talk Loud by Dramatic Lovers Silent Seconds by Flat Teeth Diagnostic by NO/NO Haven't Got A Clue by Lack of Reason Dark Matter by Faux Fiction Rebel Girl- Single by Negative/Positive Lost Cause by Rexxx Testa Rosa IV by Testa Rosa […]



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  • 12/11

    LOCAL LIVE

    The mysterious powers of pizza, bicycles, and fate orchestrated a series of seemingly chance encounters that fostered the musical unity of The Old Prospectors. All orbiting the Milwaukee music universe, drummer Dan Dahl, bassist Bob Daly, and guitarist / keyboardsmith Frank Bufe collided in 2015 and embarked on a musical journey to bring joy and […]



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Weekly Top
Ten Airplay

  1. The Haskels
    s/t

    Splunge*

  2. Screaming Females
    Singles Too

    Don Giovanni

  3. Mikal Cronin
    Seeker

    Merge

  4. Testa Rosa
    Testa Rosa IV

    self-released*

  5. Leonard Cohen
    Thanks For The Dance

    Sony

  6. Xposed 4Heads
    Ultra Cloud

    Internal Combustion*

  7. Michael Kiwaunka
    Kiwanuka

    Polydor

  8. Platinum Boys
    Raw Romance

    self-released*

  9. Mudhoney
    Morning In America [EP]

    Sub Pop

  10. Indonesian Junk
    Spiderbites

    Rum Bar*

* = Local

VISUALIZED ::
Videos did not in fact kill the radio star
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Support
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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  • 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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