WMSE Puts the HO HO HO in Holiday
WMSE’s Special Holiday Programming
For the past 34 years, WMSE has hosted the most unique holiday music programming in Milwaukee. The tradition continues this year as the station provides the soundtrack for all of your holiday gatherings and puts the “ho ho ho” in holiday. Here are some of the highlights you have to look forward to this year:
Friday, Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to Noon
A Very Special Holiday Chicken Shack show kicks everything off. The Good John has put together a killer show that includes truckers, cowboys, rock-n-rollers and prison songs.
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to Noon
Another long-time staple of WMSE programming and one of Milwaukee’s musical heroes is Paul Cebar. His Way Back Home show will feature world music and roots-oriented holiday music. Station Manager Tom Crawford says, “Always a fun show, Paul has the skill to pull music from all around the world and create an incredibly special show.”
Thursday, Dec. 24, Noon to 9 p.m.
Paul Host spins his legendary nine-hour holiday marathon show on Christmas Eve featuring obscure holiday songs like Pee Wee King “Rootin’ Tootin’ Santa Claus,” Rev Horton Heats “Run Run Rudolph,” and everyone’s childhood favorite Edgar Switchblade “Krampus Unmerciful.”
Other programs getting in the holiday spirit include:
Female Focus (Sunday, Dec. 20, 10:30 p.m. to Midnight) DJ Caryn will host a women that rock show.
Buzz’s Garage (Monday, Dec. 21, 6 to 9 p.m.) Buzz will host “Rocking in a Winter Buzzyland.”
Holiday Inc. (Wednesday, Dec. 23, 12:30 to 3 p.m.) WMSE Music Director Erin Wolf will bringing you tons of tunes, mostly brand new with some golden oldies thrown in. There might be a Grinch in the mix, too (it’s tradition!)…
Overnight Sensations (Thursday, Dec. 24, Midnight to 3 a.m.) John Blick has enlisted the help of Scott to bring you, “Overnight Sensations’ Alternative Universe Christmas.”
Dewey’s Corner (Friday, Dec. 25, 6 to 9 p.m.) Dewey Gill will give listeners a special gift of rarities, bootlegs and special cuts.
Four unique programs will wrap-up 2015 with this year’s best music:
Midnight Radio (Tuesday, Dec. 29, 7 to 9 p.m.) Bob and Radio Dave will deliver their picks.
The Shape of Rock (Tuesday, Dec. 29, 6 to 9 a.m.) will include a look back at the year with MKR Punk.
Alternative Bliss (Sunday, Dec. 27, Midnight to 3 a.m.) J. D’cell gives his top picks from the last year.
Radio Drill Time (Thursday, Dec. 31, 6 to 9 p.m.) will do a complete retrospective on the top releases of the year chosen by the WMSE DJs.
Tune in to WMSE 91.7FM or stream online at wmse.org for all of your holiday music needs.
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