88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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About Us


RadioMilwaukee celebrates Milwaukee – its people and music, arts and culture, neighborhoods and organizations. Our mission is to make a positive difference in our community by providing a unique and adventurous blend of music and compelling, engaging content highlighting the good work going on in our city.

You’ll find us everyday at 88.9 FM, on the web, in social media and enthusiastically participating in community activities. RadioMilwaukee is public media for a new reality. Our goal is to captivate, entertain, educate and inspire. We champion diversity and encourage community engagement.

RadioMilwaukee is a 501(c)3 organization providing public media services to the greater Milwaukee area and around the world via the Internet. Guided by a board of directors, RadioMilwaukee is supported by members, donors, underwriters, community partners and volunteers.

Our history. Almost a decade ago, our founders came up with the idea to start a public radio station that would feature independent, local and progressive music and bring together Milwaukee’s diverse communities around the musicians and their music. The station was designed to create a positive global and local identity for the Milwaukee region and to attract and retain young talent. RadioMilwaukee became a reality in 2007 with a long-term agreement to independently operate WYMS, the FM station of the Milwaukee Public Schools.

Today, more than 79,000 young, culturally diverse, tech savvy and socially concerned Milwaukeeans listen to RadioMilwaukee each week, attracted by a distinctive blend of rock and urban music (featuring at least one track by a Milwaukee artist every hour) as well as award-winning, innovative storytelling about our community. RadioMilwaukee is nationally recognized for its innovative approach to public media.

View 88Nine RadioMilwaukee's 2012 Annual Report.