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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 »

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 »

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 »

#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 – 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 – 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 »

#wmse34 – Jay Burseth – Development Director

What is your favorite WMSE memory?  Favorite memory? Being 15 (the same age as I am in the photo) and discovering a radio station in Milwaukee that played punk rock. My mind was blown! As I am blown away every day by the WMSE DJs, who play the best music that can be found on… 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 »

Out This Week: February 25, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new: Eternal Summers, The Drop Beneath, Kanine Neneh Cherry, “Out Of the Black” single, Smalltown Supersound Jon Hopkins, Collider: remixes, Domino TacocaT, NVM, Hardly Art Various, Bob Dylan in the 80’s: Volume One, ATO Sultan Bathery, Sultan Bathery, Slovenly The Souljazz Orchestra, Inner Fire, Strut Tomas Barfod, Pulsing, Secretly Canadian Wild Beasts, Present Tense, Domino Modern Baseball, You’re Gonna… Read more »

Out This Week: February 18, 2014

Dear music lovers and WMSE listeners — this is your brief, weekly look at what’s new:   The Notwist, Close To the Glass, Sub Pop Phantogram, Voices, Republic Michael Kiwanuka, You’ve Got Nothing to Lose b/w Waitin’ Round to Die 7″, Third Man Guided By Voices, Motivational Jumpsuit, GBV Inc. Lydia Loveless, Somewhere Else, Bloodshot Com Truise, Wave 1, Ghostly Lost In the Trees, Past Life, Anti- Aztec… Read more »

Download: Shroud of Despondency – “New Trees”

For the metal set, Milwaukee’s Shroud of Despondency performed live at WMSE for Local/Live last night. Shroud does not aim to uplift anyone with their music. They simply channel their human experience – all the good and all of the bad – into pulverizing, but melodic, metal tunes. Download “New Trees” below. Details: Recorded: February… 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 »

Just Announced: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

WMSE WELCOMES – NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Live at Milwaukee Theater Friday, June 20 – 8pm On sale: This Friday, November 22 at 10am Presented by ACG To say we are excited for WMSE to exclusively welcome Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to Milwaukee is a giant understatement. Nick Cave is an artist… Read more »

Tune In: Milwaukee Children’s Choir on Modern Chamber

This past Sunday, November 10th, the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, under the direction of Artistic Director Marco Melendez, performed a Veteran’s Day concert at Milwaukee’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. WMSE sound engineer Billy Cicerelli was on hand to record the entire concert. Tune in to The Modern Chamber with host Jason Wietlispach this Sunday at 3pm to hear… Read more »

The New Local/Live

Supporting and giving voice to the entirety of Milwaukee-area music has been a central part of WMSE’s missions since even before the station became WMSE on March 17, 1981, when the station was WSOE and Jules, Host and Mars were just pups cobbling together a small, college radio station that barely reached off campus. Then,… Read more »