#wmse34 – Craig Mertes of The Shape of Rock

About the photo:Capture

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 while I was training on Jules’ Show.

What is the first musician or band you remember interviewing? What year?

Cathode from Milwaukee, who were generally an instrumental band in the vein of Unwound, sometime in 2002 probably. They got up very early and played live in the studio with me.