You are WMSE!

WMSE is a unique, award-winning music radio station licensed by MSOE and operating as a department of the university. WMSE Radio, 91.7FM has been broadcasting since 1981. Financially independent from the university, WMSE is made possible with the support of volunteers, local businesses, and of course, our contributing listeners.

Membership at WMSE

Contributions from active members make up over two-thirds of WMSE’s annual operating budget. That means that WMSE really is listener-supported radio! Every dollar that the station receives from listeners who enjoy WMSE’s programming goes towards helping WMSE sustain and grow.

As a thank you for your support of community-powered radio, we offer exclusive events, member-only ticket giveaways, and limited-time premium thank-you gifts. Additionally, MSOE is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your financial support is considered a tax-deductible charitable gift. You support community-powered radio and community-powered radio says thank you, big time!

Sound Citizen Sustaining Member Program

A sustaining gift is a simple convenient way to support WMSE year round! WMSE Sound Citizens make ongoing monthly, recurring gifts to the station for as long as they desire. Sound Citizens provide sustainable year-round revenue to WMSE and do not need to renew, so you are not sent renewal notices.

In addition to the many benefits that you get for being a member, Sound Citizens also get the Sound Citizen Member Benefits Card! This card gets you discounts and exclusive offers at local businesses and organizations. All while showing support for the Milwaukee arts community and local music!

Click here for a complete list of partners and discounts



Employer Matching Gifts

Because WMSE Radio is an educational non-profit organization, many employers will recognize your financial contribution by matching and sometimes doubling or even tripling your donation. Simply check with your human resources department or manager today to receive a copy of your employer’s matching gift form. It’s as easy as completing the form and sending it back . 

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Donate your car to WMSE!

Turn your car into community-powered, free-form radio!  Click here!


WMSE Radio’s EIN is 39-0477970

WMSE’s Mailing Address

WMSE Radio
1025 N Broadway St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Give to WMSE through your Donor-advised Fund!

You may know a donor-advised fund, (DAF) can be an easy and flexible way to manage your charitable giving.  Did you know that WMSE is an eligible nonprofit organization that can receive funds from your DAF?  You can use the information above to direct your gift to WMSE.  

Please contact us with any specific questions.   

Would you consider a planned gift to WMSE?

Looking for information about how to have a tremendous impact on WMSE in the future? Information about WMSE’s Free-form Radio Preservation Society, designating the station as a beneficiary of a bequest as a part of your will or of a retirement account, other assets, or property is available here.

Have another question?

Please contact WMSE’s Development Director, Ryan Aschebrook at 414-277-4514 or