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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

  • Feb/22

    in-studio + interview: Semi-Twang

    Tune into Friday’s Blues Drive on WMSE as Sonia welcomes Milwaukee’s Semi-Twang into the WMSE studios for a live in-studio performance and chat. “For their third recording of the modern era, Semi-Twang presents “Kenosha.” It’s[...]

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  • Feb/23

    Corky Siegel Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters. He is a composer, blues pianist, singer / songwriter, and recent winner of the Lila Wallace/Reader’s Digest/Meet the Composer’s[...]

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  • Feb/26

    Local/Live: February 26 – OQ

    OQ is Liam O’Brien and Cole Quamme in collaboration with an array of Milwaukee-based contributors. Quamme started making beats influenced by the definitive sound of the late Janka Nabay and decided to reach out to[...]

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  • Feb/27

    John Maus

    When John Maus wasn’t playing keyboards for Animal Collective, Panda Bear, and Haunted Graffiti, he was writing and recording his own hermetic, experimental, and oftentimes misunderstood compositions. Drawing on artists like David Bowie, Scott Walker,[...]

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

  • 02/20

    LOCAL LUNCHBOX

    TODAY FOR THE “LOCAL LUNCHBOX” SEGMENT ON SQUID INC.,  SID PLAYED FOR YOU: Modern Abrasive by Telethon Modern Abrasive by Telethon Dark Matter by Faux Fiction MEDIUM DAZE by Brave You Square Wave (EP) by Midwest Death Rattle Kids & Career by Beach Static Sound and Light by NO/NO Heart Of Glass by The Quilz Spectator […]



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  • 02/20

    LOCAL LIVE

    OQ is Liam O’Brien and Cole Quamme in collaboration with an array of Milwaukee-based contributors. Quamme started making beats influenced by the definitive sound of the late Janka Nabay and decided to reach out to local folk and bluegrass musicians to see what they could do with them. Quamme eventually recruited O’Brien, who developed the […]



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Weekly Top
Ten Airplay

  1. Bob Mould
    Sunshine Rock

    Merge

  2. Steve Gunn
    The Unseen In Between

    Matador

  3. Mike Krol
    Power Chords

    Merge

  4. Buzzcocks
    Another Music In A Different Kitchen / Love Bites

    Domino

  5. Sleepersound
    in media res

    self-released*

  6. Sneaks
    Highway Hypnosis

    Merge

  7. Toro Y Moi
    Outer Peace

    Carpark

  8. Swervedriver
    Future Ruins

    Dangerbird

  9. Juliana Hatfield
    Weird American

    Laundromat

  10. Anemone
    Beat My Distance

    Luminelle

* = Local
  • Eleanor P
  • Dale W
  • Jameson D
  • David H
  • Jackie E
  • James Z
  • Jerome H
  • Jeff V

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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