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#wmse34 – Faux Eyes – Armed Fauxes Radio

What was the first song or artist you played as a WMSE DJ? So my first solo gig was Sunday at midnight, I was 27 when I started, so often times my shifts were preceded by Saturday night drinking. We had to train on air pretty extensively, so my very first song aired is kind… Read more »

#wmse34 – Melissa from the Melissa Show

About The Photo –  Melissa, center, circa 1988. First Interview of a band or artist –   I can’t remember my first interview, but two that really stood out to me: 1) The Charlatans UK at the Metro in Chicago-1997-pre-concert interview with Tim and Mark, and being able to witness my first soundcheck! 2) Nada… Read more »

#wmse34 – Matt Schoeffler

About the Photo –    Taken in college where I was a DJ at radio station WIPZ, UW Parkside. – What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? Refused – New Noise (subbing on Poundcake Punk) – What is the first musician or band you… Read more »

#wmse34 – Craig Mertes of The Shape of Rock

About the photo: Here is a picture taken of me while at MSOE in 1997 or 1998, as part of a class roster nonetheless. What is the first song you remember playing on the air on WMSE (or first artist or album)? First song I remember playing on WMSE: “The Pod”/Hum/ You’d Prefer An Astronaut… Read more »

1st Annual Rock-N-Roll Boll Winners Announced

Thank you all for showing up and taking part is our first ever Rock-N-Roll Bowl.   Our Winners – Low Individual Score – Lisa Wierzbinski (she also won a lunchbox) Low Team Score  – Meat Me In The Allery High Individual Score Kip Satan from Team Dick Satan Trio High Team Score – Bowlers Anonymous… Read more »

#wmse34 – Alien Andre of Earthling Soup

About the photo: This was taken from one of the many events WMSE has taken part in over the years (Bastille Days).  Andre is the handsome fellow on the left. Who was the first artist you played as a WMSE DJ ? The band was originally from Milwaukee but moved to Germany.  They were called… Read more »

WMSE to Release Field Report 7″ on Record Store Day

On Saturday, April 18, Milwaukee music fans will flock to their local record store to pick up WMSE’s first ever vinyl release, Live from the WMSE Studios, Field Report.  Field Report’s Chris Porterfield said, “WMSE is the bedrock of Milwaukee music. Foundational. From DJs to engineers to fundraisers to music director to listeners, everyone cares deeply… Read more »

Rock-N-Roll Bowl

Announcing our first Rock-N-Roll Bowling tournament happening March 15th Noon to 4 p.m. Come show us your bowling skills while raising money for your favorite radio station WMSE. A great way to spend a Sunday and it kicks off our 34th Anniversary.There will be prizes, food provided by Honeypie and Palomino, drink specials and WMSE DJs… Read more »

Thank you WMSE Supporters!

You made it work! With your support we achieved so much in 2014 and will continue to be your favorite radio station in 2015. Watch the video that says it all!

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues…

WMSE is experiencing some technical issues and we apologize for the inconvenience. Please know we are working to correct it. You can still listen, unimpeded, online ; please click the “Listen Live” link over at

Community Day at Whole Foods Market Milwaukee

WMSE will be at Whole Foods Market on Prospect Avenue today (Wednesday, December 10th) from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Today only, 5%of all sales at Whole Foods will go to benefit  your favorite community-powered radio station, WMSE. Today only, too, WMSE DJ Paul Cebar will be hosting his radio program, live from Whole Foods from 9… Read more »

WMSE 2015 Calendars Have Arrived

The 2015 WMSE calendar is ready.  This year’s calendar features the extraordinary photography of Rich Zimmermann.  This outstanding array of  photographs includes some of your favorite musicians at some of Milwaukee’s most legendary venues.  Including: David Bowie at the Milwaukee Arena, Queen at the Uptown Theater, and even local favorite Short Stuff at  Whitefish Bay… Read more »


We just want to thank everyone for taking the time in letting us know what we give to you. It is our mission to continue to bring you the best in radio. Your response to #WMSEgivesme was very overwhelming. We have the best listeners in the world!

13 Annual Rockabilly Chili Tickets to go on sale at 8am – Monday, November 24

As a special thank you to our supporters we are offering a special deal on tickets to the 13th annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser happening Sunday, March 1st at MSOE’s Kern Center. Buy four tickets you get your fifth ticket free. This offer for tickets will go on sale Monday, also known as “WMSE Thanksgiving.”  If you have a… Read more »

Thank You – You Made It Work

  We are thrilled and overwhelmed by the support you, Milwaukee, have shown us.  Our goal was set and through the fearless leadership of Tom Crawford, the incredible performance of our DJs and the endurance of our team of volunteers we made it.  We managed to exceed our expectations.  Sonia’s Blues Drive is one for… Read more »