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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 »

#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 »

WMSE SMASH ALE 2016

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 »

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 »

Calling All Volunteers!

Calling all fans of WMSE! We are in need of more volunteers for our upcoming Rockabilly Chili event! By volunteering, you will be supporting WMSE by helping out at the station’s largest fundraiser. All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, admission to the event, and ten chili sample tickets! We are looking for helpers for… Read more »

Thank You for being a Proud Supporter of Independent Radio!

Thank you to the nearly one thousand members who helped make WMSE’s 2015 Fall Membership Drive a success! Because of you, we raised over $100,000 during the eight-day on-air drive! Additionally, we had nearly a hundred members become Sound Citizen sustaining members! Their monthly contributions are crucial to keeping the station going all year round and… Read more »

View Fall 2015 Thank You Gifts

Dear WMSE listeners and supporters, For a one-time gift of $180 or a sustaining gift of just $15 per month, you will receive the WMSE Koss headphones and WMSE slipmat. The black UR-20 Koss headphones feature WMSE’s logo in white on both sides. The turntable slipmat is all white with the classic WMSE logo.   Your proud support of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Big Band GRANDSTAND Auction is NOW Live!

Feel free to check out the incredibly cool items, experiences and art that we’ve managed to secure for this onetime event. Be it taking a Blacksmith 101 class, enjoying a meal at the Palomino, or taking part in an incredibly special tour of the Harley Davidson Museum, there is definitely something for everyone. There will… Read more »

Big Band GRANDSTAND – Sunday, November 2nd

Hello Music Lovers! On Sunday, November 2, at 3:30 p.m., WMSE will take you back in time as the historic Turner Hall Ballroom transforms to the era of the big band. The legendary Cab Calloway Orchestra is the main event of the evening. The 14-piece orchestra will transport music fans to the days when they… Read more »

WMSE’s 5th Annual Backyard BBQ News!

Dearest WMSE listeners and supporters, It’s like we can almost taste the BBQ in the air here at the Mighty 91…those sweet tunes will also soon be wafting into our ears like the smell of BBQ in our nostrils. WMSE is very much looking forward to you joining us at Cathedral Square Park tomorrow afternoon… Read more »

Watch: Rockabilly Chili Highlights

Relive all your fondest memories from Rockabilly Chili. If you weren’t able to make it, the video below is a pretty good representation of what you missed, including vats of chili, racing chili peppers, hunky MFD gents, a swarm of WMSE volunteers, the Kevin Fayte Rock and Roll Trio, racing and dancing chili peppers, and… Read more »

Rockabilly Chili Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for the 12th Annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser are now on sale to the general public. This year’s event is bigger and better than ever – now on two floors with chili pepper races, live rockabilly band, Milwaukee Fire Department partnership and a growing Children’s area curated and run by Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.)…. Read more »

Win Nick Cave Tickets by Donating Today

Today is the last 12 hours of on-air fundraising in 2013 on WMSE. It has been an incredible year of support and community love. Now we just need one last group gesture of support to help us attain our 2013 fundraising goals. To help inspire one last push of donations (which are tax-deductible), we have… Read more »

Kneel to Neil

Happening this Saturday and now in its 8th year, Kneel to Neil has become a special yearly occurrence for Milwaukee fans of Neil Young, one that is perfectly housed in the friendly confines of Jim and Marty’s Linneman’s Riverwest Inn. Kneel to Neil lines up Milwaukee bands both fresh-faced and seasoned with each band selecting… Read more »