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Monday, April 2, 2012

March 30, 2012

Originally conceived as a “thank you” to the generous folks who contributed to WMSE's Kickstarter campaign to replace the aging equipment that allows the station to broadcast and record in-studio performances, Cover Milwaukee became...
Thursday, March 1, 2012
WMSE's loyal listenership guarantees the community radio station a decent turnout at any event it sponsors, but there's one event that reaches well beyond the station's usual base to attract the greater public: its annual Rockabilly Chili Contest...
01.30.2011 | | Posted at 12:22 PM

Two Appearances Precede A May show at the Sunset Playhouse for Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
The Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre brings its unique brand of live/old timey radio drama comedy to a couple of different venues this month. February 6th at 8:30 am, 91.7 WMSE  welcomes the group to the FM airwaves as a part of its Frontier Radio Theatre. The February 6th program features what promises to be an odd fusion with playwright Charles Sommers’ Hansel & Gretel and the Candy Planet. Sounds ...
11.06.2010 | | Posted at 08:33 AM


By Russ Bickerstaff
It goes without saying that the NBC drama The Event and the upcoming mega-budget action film Skyline come from a long-line of similar stories that stretch back a great many years. Possibly pre-dating the earliest science fiction, the alien invasion story is one that is deeply buried in human consciousness. One of the earliest modern treatments of the theme, H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds is one...
08.20.2010 | | Posted at 07:31 PM

More Over-The Air Performances Slated for Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre

By Russ Bickerstaff
 The “hybrid” in Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre likely comes from the fusion between two different performances within each performance. The group of local contemporary stage actors play a group of vintage radio actors from the golden age of broadcasting. Actors play actors playing characters. It isn’t radio, but it’s not really a fully staged theatrical comedy in  the traditional sense, e...
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Milwaukee’s music community lost one of its most endearing personalities Friday, April 29, when Geoff Worman—musician, artist, record/toy store proprietor, fisherman, television viewer and herbal enthusiast—passed away after a brief bout with kidney cancer at age 53. For decades Geoff – or Stinky, as he was known among his friends...
Wednesday, March 17, 2010

WMSE’s birthday party

Today, it’s hard to escape the constant allure of media buzz—24-hour news, e-mail, Twitter, Facebook—available at our fingertips and formatted to suit our individual preferences. But back in the late-’70s, it was a completely different era. A kid from Bay View would have been hard-pressed to find a...
12.31.1969 | | Posted at 06:00 PM

Fake Radio Theatre . . . On Real Radio

By Russ Bickerstaff
Old-timey radio group Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre  has carved out a pleasant little niche for itself as a group that presents fun little retro comedy shows. Set around the fictional WHT's live radio studio in the golden age of wireless, writer Charles Sommers’ scripts have a clever comic timing to them that are sharp and fast-paced. The shows are usually presented in an intimate studio theatre ...
08.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
WMSE's Radio Summer Camp launched strongly last night with an all-local bill at the Turner Hall Ballroom, where Juniper Tar, aided by the ballroom's booming acoustics, delivered the most resounding, rocking set I've ever seen from them and '90s rockers Sometime Sweet Susan continued their well-timed reunion. With young bands like No Age aping the era, and veterans like Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr....
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009

This Week in Milwaukee

Thursday, Aug. 20, WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp w/ Sometime Sweet Susan @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 7 p.m. WMSE launches its Radio Summer Camp festival, a multi-day, multi-venue concert series, with tonight’s showcase of Milwaukee music past and present at Turner Hall Ballroom. Headliners...