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WYMS: Radio Milwaukee Fundraiser

We’re a commercial radio station. It serves a simple but novel purpose. Our operating costs are covered by advertisers and the benefit is you get completely free radio.  When you’re right of 92 on the dial, you lead a pretty charmed life. Play some Linkin Park, run some ads, and call it a (hopefully) profitable day.

Left of 92 is a slightly different story. The college and non-commercial spectrum face monetary challeges to provide their programming. What isn’t covered by underwriting is left to listener contributions. Those listener contributions LITERALLY provide funding for the stations’ programming and staff, and of course strengthen the bond between station and community.  One needs to look no further than WMSE to see a thriving relationship  with Milwaukee. A little over a year ago, we took to the airwaves and blog to raise awareness for WMSE, if for no other reason than everyone at FM102/1 has come from College/Non-Com radio, and can appreciate the need for these institutions in our city.

WYMS is currently celebrating it’s third anniversary. This extension of MPS has provided another unique outlet for music and the arts in Milwaukee. Launched in 2007, Radio Milwaukee has offered “Diverse Music for a Diverse City” at 88.9 on your FM dial. We consider it another thriving part of a new and vibrant Milwaukee scene.   One where several radio stations play and present bands like Passion Pit, New Pornographers, Dinosaur Jr,  Built to Spill and more.  It also goes beyond music, with produced pieces on Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and artists. Quite simply, it strives to be a part of the city’s fabric.

Radio Milwaukee’s diverse music extends beyond several different genres, and they have a legitimate commitment to local artists. We hope that if you listen to us, and sample stations like WYMS, WMSE, and WUWM, you’ll take this opportunity to make a donation to WYMS during their fundraiser.  Your support would be appreciated.  We think the more outlets for new music, the better.

There are a bunch of nice things you can receive if you donate at certain levels, and the goods are nicer than the Nova tote bag I got when I gave $100 to PBS.

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Stone Temple Pilots coming to Milwaukee!

Just announced!  STP to play the Eagles Ballroom on Friday, 3/26!  Tickets go on sale Saturday, Feb 27 at 10:00 am.  Listen to Kramp and Adler on FM 102/1 this week to win tickets!

New Alternative/Modern Rock Music Festival Coming to Milwaukee June 4 and June 5!!

If you missed the BIG announcement on Kramp and Adler’s show this morning, Milwaukee is getting it’s own alt rock festival this summer!   Bob Babisch and John Boler from Summerfest joined Kramp and Adler to break the news.  I let them in the front door and got them coffee.  They both drink their coffee black.

Here are the important details:

Who:  FM 102/1 and Summerfest

What: Creating a summer music festival with name TBA with “alternative” and “modern rock” bands to be announced March 10, 2010.

Where: Summerfest grounds, 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee

When: Friday, June 4 and Saturday, June 5, 2010

Why:  Because this needed to happen.

This festival without a name needs a name.  That’s where YOU come in.  Got mad design skillz?  Have a catchy name for this festival?  Submit your ideas.  The public will help name this festival after finalists are announced.  For information on how to submit your ideas, tickets, etc, visit  Webmaster Chris M. is doing a nice job with the site.

Here are some other links with some info on the super cool new fest and the official press release.

Thanks for checking out the blog today.


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