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Rock-N-Roll Bowl IV, The Winners are….

The Results are in – 11AM – High Individual – Kip Satan High Team – Casanova Individual Low – Gene Cawley Team Low – Irritable Bowling Situation   2PM – High Individual – Corey Mielcarz High Team – Feed The Monkey Individual Low – Andrew Bub Team Low – Bubs

Happy Anniversary WMSE

We’ve got a week of fun planned for this year’s Anniversary – kicking off with WMSE’s 16th Rockabilly Chili and leading into OMD and GGOOLLDD at Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater. On Monday, tune into The Rock Ride where Tom Crawford will interview the legendary Michael Schenker. On Thursday, tune into Radio Drill Time, Tom interviews… Read more »

And the Winners & Runner Ups for this Years 16th Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser are…

WMSE’s 16th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser Winners and Runner Ups On Sunday, March 11, thousands turned out to vote on their favorite chili. We are thrilled to announce the winner and runner-ups from Sunday’s event – Best Meat – Kettle Range Meat Company Runner-ups – The Wicked Hop / Puddler’s Hall Best Veggie – Beans… Read more »

WMSE Art & Music

WMSE Presents: Art & Music A live art, auction, and music event at the Historic Pritzlaff on Friday, April 6.The event centers around an auction, featuring over 300, 12″ x 12″ boards of art, live music and art presentations throughout the evening. As you check out all the fantastic art, there will be food on… Read more »

WMSE’s 8th Annual Backyard BBQ

On Saturday, Sept. 2, WMSE will host its eighth annual Backyard BBQ, an incredible day of music and fun at the Humboldt Park Band Shell. It’s the station’s small thank-you to its listeners and members for their continued support. This year’s lineup is a showstopper! Opening the day is Milwaukee rocker Greg Koch with his… Read more »

Alejandro Escovedo Headlines WMSE 8th Annual Backyard BBQ

The legendary Alejandro Escovedo will headline WMSE’s Backyard BBQ on Saturday, Sept. 2. The renowned songwriter and singer primarily plays the guitar, and has played a variety of rock genres and alternative country. He was named “Artist of the Decade” by No Depression magazine in 1998, and has collaborated with Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown. “We… Read more »

WMSE Presents: Art & Music

WMSE Presents: Art & Music A live art, auction and music event at the Historic Pritzlaff on Friday, May 19. More than 200 artists will contribute their talents to an incredibly special fundraiser for WMSE on Friday, May 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. All are invited to walk through the doors of the… Read more »

Rock-N-Roll Bowl III Results!

We want to thank everyone for coming out to support WMSE’s Rock-N-Roll Bowl III! We could not do this without you and truly appreciate your support. A big shout out to our volunteers as well! And now the winners are – 11:30 AM Bowl – High Team Score – Bay View Bowl High Individual Score… Read more »

“Direct Hit! Live From WMSE”

“Direct Hit! Live From WMSE” WMSE releases Third Record Store Day 7” In honor of national Record Store Day on Saturday, April 22, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s RSD 7” Direct Hit! Live From WMSE. Nick Woods, lead singer of the internationally renowned punk band Direct Hit!… Read more »

WMSE Job Opening – Underwriting Director

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is accepting applications for a Underwriting Director for its WMSE radio station. WMSE is MSOE’s award winning radio station. It is the premier source for diverse music programming in SE Wisconsin. WMSE Radio is seeking a highly organized, results-oriented, self-motivated, creative, and energetic professional to lead the station’s underwriting program…. Read more »

2016 Chicago Blues Festival – review by Sonia

Since 1984, the world-famous Chicago Blues Festival has taken place every June in picturesque Grant Park beside Lake Michigan. It features well-known national and international artists, as well as talented newcomers and top acts from the country’s many regions. With five stages of performances during three full days, the free festival always offers delight and… Read more »

DJ-designed WMSE T-shirts are in!

Need a last minute gift idea? DJ-designed WMSE T-shirts are in! What do you get that hard to shop for person in your life?  You get them one of the very cool, limited edition, DJ-designed WMSE T-shirts! Each T-shirt reflects the DJ’s personality and his or her show. Grab one of these very cool T-shirts… Read more »

WMSE’s Holiday Programming with Teeth!

WMSE’s Special Holiday Programming and Best of 2016 shows. For the past 35 years, WMSE has hosted the most unique holiday music programming in Milwaukee. Keep it tuned to WMSE for the coolest holiday programming, including Paul Host’s 30th Christmas music marathon that kicks off at Noon on December 25th. Here are some of the… Read more »

#Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 28 is #GivingTuesday; the annual event dedicated to sustaining charitable organizations through donations during the giving season. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this global day of giving is driven by the power of social media and collaboration. As a community-supported nonprofit… Read more »

MSO 2016 Season Re-Broadcast starts Sunday, Oct. 2

WMSE Continues Partnership with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Broadcast of MSO 2016 Season begins Oct. 2 Beginning Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m., WMSE will broadcast the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2016 season. “WMSE has become the home of the MSO, one of the greatest symphonies in the country and possibly the world, and we couldn’t be… Read more »

The Pit Reviews:The Misfits at Riot Fest Chicago 2016

…when you’re seeing twenty things at a time you just can’t slow things down, baby… October 29th, 1983 Greystone Hall, Detroit, Michigan After The Misfits’ fill-in drummer became too drunk to play, and another drummer took over, the chaos became the final straw in a long series of disagreements and turmoil for the band. Glenn… Read more »


We’ve teamed up with Company Brewing to bring you this very special single malt, single hop ale. It’s Wisconsin-grown nugget hops, English ale yeast, and Munich malt combine to make a richer beer than last year’s SMASH but it is still a very light summertime beer. This recipe was once again the mastermind of WMSE… Read more »


    WMSE Continues Partnership with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Broadcasting of their 2014 Season Begins July 3 Followed by the 2016 Season on October 2   Beginning Sunday, July 3 at 3 p.m., WMSE will broadcast the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 2014 season. The 13-week series leads up to the MSO’s 2016 season, which WMSE will… Read more »

Chill On The Hill Lineup Announcement!

We’ll see you at Humboldt Park to catch some of these amazing bands playing 2016 Chill on The Hill!    6/7 Opening Night THE MOSLEYS with Bay View High School Drum Line   6/14 FOREIGN GOODS with Collective Neurosis   6/21 MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Edo de Waart, Music Director, Yaniv Dinaur Conductor, presented by Habush… Read more »

Prince, 1958 – 2016

When the world learned the devastatingly sad news that music icon Prince had passed away I am swept back to the memory of his American Bandstand performance where he made Dick Clark sweat through his interview with him. He made Dick Clark lose his dogged cool nerve on national television no less! I thought this… Read more »

WMSE Partners with Ben’s Cycle’s Racing Team!

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Ben’s Cycle’s racing team.  We felt this was a good fit since many of the DJs and employees are enthusiastic cyclists – be it as a commuter or in active competition.  We’ll be following and updating the teams whereabouts and latest competitions through out the summer.  Below… Read more »

WMSE 35th Anniversary Recap!

A big time was had by all as we took over Turner Hall last weekend to celebrate WMSE’s 35th Anniversary and threw a Dance Party at Mad Planet. On Friday we hosted the legendary Siegel-Schwall band and the R&B Cadets (featuring WMSE DJ and legendary guitarist Paul Cebar).  We could not be more pleased with… Read more »

Live From The WMSE Studios, Sylvan Esso

“Live From the WMSE Studios, Sylvan Esso” WMSE releases Second Record Store Day 7” In honor of national Record Store Day on Saturday, April 16, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s RSD 7”, Live from the WMSE Studios, Sylvan Esso. Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath from Sylvan Esso… Read more »

Rock-N-Roll Bowl II Results

A very big heartfelt thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Rock-N-Roll Bowl! What started out as a a seed of an idea by volunteer Brian Janssen has blossomed into a yearly event. Thank you DJs: Erin Wolf, Marty and Faux Eyes for keeping the energy up with your amazing tunes! So in case… Read more »

WMSE Station Manager Tom Crawford To Host MPTV Pledge Broadcast of David Bowie: Five Years

From Milwaukee Public Television: TELEVISION TRIBUTE TO MARK DEATH OF DAVID BOWIE WMSE 91.7 FM and MPTV “In remembrance of the life and music of David Bowie, Milwaukee Public Television (MPTV) will broadcast a special honoring one of the most influential rock and pop stars in the history of music. DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS will… Read more »

Announcing the WMSE 14th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser Winners!

Thank you Milwaukee for turning out for what was surely our most successful Rockabilly Chili fundraiser! With over 50 chilies served by area restaurants, the competition was fierce but there can be only one winner in each of the categories. Drum roll, please… Best Meat: Vanguard Best Heat: McBob’s Best Display: Brewed Café Best Veggie:… Read more »