43 Years of Free Form, Community Powered Radio

WMSE 91.7FM turns 43 years old on Sunday, March 17, 2024! Thank you for 43 years of Community-Powered broadcasting! Anti-Established since 1981- WMSE DJs are free to play a diverse variety of music not found elsewhere on the radio dial. 43 years of authentic, free-form radio- without AI or a mandated playlist.

To celebrate 43 years of frontier radio, many of our DJs are putting together special shows during the upcoming week, starting with Jayx on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. Check out our special 43rd anniversary programming lineup and listen live or in the archives. You can stream using the website or the app.

Saturday, March 16, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Transcentral Radio – Jayx does the WMSE43 Broadcast Pre-Party – Launching a new series called The Jayx Mixtapes

Sunday, March 17, 12 a.m. – 6 a.m.
The Final Frontier / Earthling Soup – Alien Andre will do ALL LOCAL!

Sunday, March 17, 10:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Female Focus – DJ Kelly does a Flashback to 1981

Monday, March 18, 12 a.m. – 3 a.m.
The Truth About De-evolution – John Komp does a Big Ears Festival Preview Show

Monday, March 18, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Buzz’s Garage – Buzz does a garage rock special! A full 3 hours of garage rock!

Tuesday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free Jazz BBQ – Dr. Sushi hosts the Breadmen for a Live In-studio Performance

Tuesday, March 19, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesdays with Marty – Marty is gonna bust out some WMSE cassettes from his archives. Cosmo Cruz tapes & other assorted delights!

Tuesday, March 19, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Local/Live – Join Station Manager Tom Crawford and Music Director Sid McCain as they take a tour through the previous live performances from the WMSE studios.  Temper Temper, Call Me Lightning and even Sylvan Esso will be among the shows we will visit.

Tuesday, March 19, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Midnight Radio – Bob Midnight will feature “The Police” along with their 1981 Album “Ghost In The Machine” on “The Greats at Eight” at 8pm

Wednesday, March 20, 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Squid Inc. – DJ Sid will take you on journey through 1981 at the 2 O’Clock Hour. Duran Duran, Adam Ant and AC/DC will be on the playlist. Tune in and turn back to 1981.

Wednesday, March 20, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
City Rock Showgram – During the 80s at 8:30 Rich Mars will be playing cassette recordings of shows he did on the station in 1981 and 1982

Thursday, March 21, 12:00 a.m. – 3 a.m.
Overnight Sensations – Jon Blick does, “44 Songs I Really Like, One From Every Year That WMSE Has Been On The Air”

Thursday, March 21, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Von Munz Vinyl Variety Show – Von Munz will play some of his favorite new record releases over the years he has been at WMSE.

Thursday, March 21, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Radio Drill Time – Tom Crawford does 1981-82-83 best of WMSE playlists

Friday, March 22, 3 a.m. – 6 a.m.
Mish Mosh – Grant will be doing a “4s and 3s in music” theme in honor of our 43rd anniversary!

Friday, March 22, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Sonia’s Blues Drive – Sonia will focus on highlights of musicians who appeared on her show over the years

Saturday, March 23, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon Boogie Bang – DJ Barry will do a rebroadcast of his 08/16/1986.

Saturday, March 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Instrumental Saturdays – Mary Bartlein will do an 80s new wave/early electronic music show from her early years at WMSE.

Stay tuned as we will be adding more special programs throughout the week.