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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

  • Oct/27

    interview: Victor DeLorenzo

    Tune into the Free Jazz BBQ for the world premier of Victor DeLorenzo’s new EP Spoken Drum, which will be released on his birthday (Sunday, October 25th). Only on WMSE! 91.7 FM on your radio[...]

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  • Oct/27

    Local/Live Archive: October 27 – Cairns

    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.[...]

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  • allday
  • 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

  • 10/22

    LOCAL LUNCHBOX

    TODAY FOR THE “LOCAL LUNCHBOX” SEGMENT ON THE VON MUNZ VINYL VARIETY SHOW, VON MUNZ PLAYED FOR YOU: Raw Romance by Platinum Boys That For This by Dirty Dancing Demonseed by King Eye & the Squirts Ah Yes by Slow Walker The Ride by Whips THE LOCAL LUNCHBOX IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUTPOST NATURAL […]



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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. Metz
    Atlas Vending

    Sub Pop

  3. Death Valley Girls
    Under the Spell of Joy

    Suicide Squeeze

  4. IDLES
    Ultra Mono

    Partisan

  5. Nana Adjoa
    Big Dreaming Ants

    Bloomer Records

  6. Osees
    Protean Threat

    Castle Face

  7. Joe Wong
    Nite Creatures

    Decca*

  8. Archers of Loaf
    "Raleigh Days" b/w "Street Fighting Man"

    Merge

  9. Sylvan Esso
    Free Love

    Loma Vista*

  10. Yves Jarvis
    Sundry Rock Song Stock

    Anti-

* = Local

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

  • Drew and Bernadette C
  • Carl and Margaret K
  • John and Marylou G
  • Ben T
  • Don P
  • James and Irene K
  • Bjorn B
  • Alicia T

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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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  • 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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