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WMSE Puts the Ho Ho Ho in Holiday Programming

Ho Ho Ho! Once again, WMSE is looking forward to providing the perfect soundtrack to your holiday season; WMSE Music Director Erin Wolf has pulled thousands of hard-to-find and rare holiday hits for our DJs to comb through and either craft an entire show of festive music or liberally sprinkle the good cheer throughout their playlists…. Read more »

6th Annual Backyard BBQ

Thank you to everyone who came out and made it the best day ever! We at WMSE could not be more thrilled with the turnout, the bands and our exceptional volunteers. For those of you who missed it or those that want to relive the fun, this video truly captures the day: WMSE 6th Annual… Read more »

WMSE Presents MKE Film Fest’s Sound Vision Series

WMSE presents the SOUND VISION program at this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival.  This year’s films,  handpicked by the team at Milwaukee Film, reflects the diversity of music, just like WMSE.  For more information on the Milwaukee Film Festival please go to The Milwaukee Film Festival takes place from September 24 to October 8. Full… Read more »

6th Annual Backyard BBQ Line Up Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the lineup for The 6th Annual Back Yard BBQ happening on September 5th / 4- 11PM. This year’s lineup is incredible. Kicking off the day is world renowned harmonica player Jim Liban with blues legends The Joel Paterson trio. Next on the schedule, local goth-americana band Devil Met Contention, then… Read more »

Vendors Wanted for the WMSE Record Ruckus

WMSE is hosting a Record Ruckus and you are invited… Join us on Sunday, August 2 from 10AM – 4PM at the MSOE Kern Center for our first ever Record Ruckus! We are currently looking for vendors who deal in anything music related – gear, vinyl, art, studio equipment and stereos. If you have something… Read more »

WMSE Power Outage Announcement

Hey WMSE Listeners, we are temporarily off the air due to a power outage. We apologize for any inconvenience it causes to your listening experience. We are working very hard to fix the situation. We should have things resolved sometime today. Thanks for your patience! In the meantime, you can still listen live from your… Read more »

Show us Your Support! #keepWMSEspinning

Show us your support by using the hashtag #keepWMSEspinning and tell us why you donated to WMSE or #WMSEsoundcitizen when you become a sustaining member of WMSE and why you love your favorite radio station. Let the world know! See what others are saying

#wmse34- Mary – Instrumental Saturdays

What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)?   The very first song that I played on WMSE was “Natalie” by the Sidewalks.  The Sidewalks were a local Milwaukee band and two of my bothers, Mike and John, were founding members.  I played this the… Read more »

#wmse34 – Brewcity Brutality

About the photo: This photo was from 2003 at Ozzfest just after I graduated High School. Zakk Wydle was a mountain compared to me! Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? If I remember correctly the first artists I played on WMSE were Dio, At The Drive In, & The… Read more »

#wmse34 – Jayx from Streamline

About the Photo – Taken in 1992 around the time I started to get into the rave scene and electronic dance music. Very late teens. – What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Skylab “The Trip” – What is the first musician or band you… Read more »

#wmse34 – Jerry from Jerry’s Attic

About the photo:  Yours truly at age 19, circa 1974.  On my way to a Wishbone Ash concert, no doubt.  First song or artist you played? First song I played?  Hmmm…  Saturday morning, Memorial Day weekend, 1984, 6:00 am.   I believe I started with John Lee Hooker’s “Blues Before Sunrise”.  Followed by “Good Morning” The… Read more »

#wmse34 – The Blues Drive – Sonia

About the photo:  It’s from the 1980’s What was the first song you played as a WMSE DJ? The first song that I played on WMSE may have been Charlie Parker’s “Milestones.” Who was your first interview? The first interview that I did for WMSE may have been Greg Kihn (mid-1990’s). I found out that… Read more »

#wmse34 – DJ Ed Griggs

About the photo: Take in the 5th Grade What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Since I’ve only just started as a DJ, this question si not that relevant to me. What IS relevant is the first gig at the TWCC that I ever… Read more »

#wmse34 – The Zero Hour’s Andy

About the photo: Taken in 8th Grade What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Zero Hour – The Plimsouls What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year? Derek Dunn from the .357 String Band.  It was my first show at noon… Read more »

#WMSE34 – Good John – Chicken Shack

About the photo: The picture is from my senior year in high school..  What was the first song you played? The first song I played when I filled in on the Chickenshack for the first time was “No Depression In Heaven” by The Carter Family.  Who was your first interview?  My most memorable interview was… Read more »

#wmse34 – The Chicken Shack’s Jonny Z

About the photo:  The photo that I am providing is from the first performance with my first band that I ever had. It was right around the time of my 15th birthday, I may have been 14 or a very fresh 15 years old. First song you played as a WMSE DJ? I don’t really remember the first song that… Read more »

#wmse34 – Rich Mars – City Rock Showgram

Who was your first interview as a WMSE DJ ? That would have been the drummer for the Romantics – Jimmy Marinos – right after their hit “What I Like About You.” Who was the first artist you played and what was the song? It was 1981 and I played Madness – “One Step Beyond…. Read more »

#wmse34 – Wax Addicts – Mickey

What was the first song or artist you played as a WMSE DJ?  I cannot recall the first song I played on air.  But one my best memories was from beginning at the station was when I volunteered for Scott Lucey’s show.  I was answering phones for the most part but I also brought my… Read more »

#wmse34 – Von Munz – Von Munz Vinyl Variety Show

What is your first memory of WMSE?  I graduated from High School in 1989, which puts me smack dab at the Station’s Starting Point. Album Rock was the genre over Milwaukee’s commercial airwaves, however I had discovered this weird station WAY over on the left hand side. I remember hearing the Clash for sure. My… Read more »