About this project
Keep Live Music on WMSE
WMSE 91.7 FM, a community-funded radio station in Milwaukee needs to replace its in-house digital recording studio. After 30 years of supporting and documenting local artists, the dated and deteriorating equipment will soon preclude WMSE from recording and broadcasting live in-studio performances.
This Kickstarter project is intended to outfit the new studio and produce the Best of Local/Live. This project will also allow WMSE to expand programming to include the recording and production of entire albums for local artists and increase the number of live in-studio performances from touring artists that visit Milwaukee.
The impact of these performances, and especially the support of local music, has been recognized outside our broadcast boundaries. The station bolstered the careers of Milwaukee based national recording artists such as the Violent Femmes, Kings Go Forth, Jaill, and countless others.
To be clear, this project is completely different from WMSE routine, annual fundraising efforts. All of the equipment that makes programs like Local/Live possible is over 12 years old; a pretty long life in terms of technology! Because of the aging equipment, we are experiencing a host of compatibility issues, failing preamps, and other problems that may soon prevent us from broadcasting and recording live music. Subsequently, we launched this special capital project to raise $30,000 by December 22nd.
Per Kickstarter’s rules, we must meet a $30,000 goal by December 22 or WMSE will receive nothing and your pledge will not be processed. Kickstarter was chosen for this project because the “all-or nothing” arrangement represents the dire urgency of our failing equipment and we are confident that we will be successful thanks to the community power of WMSE listeners!
Please back the project to Keep Live Music on WMSE today.
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