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


From Milwaukee Public Television:


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 air on MPTV 10 on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. on MPTV 10.

“Tom Crawford, Station Manager of WMSE 91.7 FM, will host the pledge broadcast of DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS on MPTV. In the three days following Bowie’s death, WMSE was ranked fourth among radio stations throughout the world for number of Bowie spins.

““As a longtime fan of David Bowie, who I saw from his very first Detroit performance in Fisher Hall in 1972, I was saddened by the news of my cultural icon’s death,” said Bohdan Zachary, General Manager of MPTV. “On the drive from my apartment to the MPTV studio, I was thrilled that WMSE was dedicating its airwaves to a Bowie marathon. It did so just about every day that week.  I called Tom Crawford to congratulate him and we quickly discovered our paths as Bowie fans were similar.  That’s why I can’t wait for us to celebrate the legend of David Bowie on our special MPTV pledge night tribute.”

“The critically-acclaimed BBC documentary, DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS, follows the musician over key one-year periods in his early career. This intimate documentary features a wealth of unseen footage and charts the star’s continual evolution through various roles, which made him an icon of our times. DAVID BOWIE: FIVE YEARS explores Bowie’s regeneration in Berlin and his numerous critical triumphs, and features interviews with all of his closest collaborators.”


  1. Deb Bozewicz

    So grateful for the archives. After watching last night’s Bowie program, I’m spending the day at work listening to the early January Bowie marathon.