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WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR has been recognized with three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. WUWM won the awards for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota region in the areas of Newscast, Hard News and Excellence in Innovation.

Think you're the biggest public radio nerd? Do you train all week for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and Ask Me Another? Whatever your favorite public radio show is, join us for a fun night of team trivia at Good City Brewing.

WUWM is hitting the road for the Lake Effect: On-Site series, and we’re putting the “pub” back in public radio. Come out to Enlightened Brewery & Twisted Path Distillery in Bay View for the first stop of 2018. We’re peeling back the curtain and showing you how Lake Effect is made.

President Lyndon Johnson formalized federal support for public broadcasting with the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. It created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, or CPB, as a government sponsored corporation to distribute federal funds to public broadcast stations.

Since You Never Asked: 'Selfie, Schmelfie'

Oct 25, 2016
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If you stop by Lake Effect’s website, you can see pictures of each of our contributors.  That includes essayist Jonathan West, who would like to point that he did not take the picture of himself:

Since you never asked…

…I’m not good looking enough to curate a gallery of Jonathan West selfies. Besides, I almost always look like I need a shave, and who really needs to see that?

WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio is one of 15 stations chosen after a national competition to incubate storytelling experiments and expand public media to more Americans.

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee Public Radio is a finalist for two Salute to Excellence National Media Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, or NABJ.

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Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison by WUWM Radio

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded WUWM the national Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding News Series (large market radio) for Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison. This prestigious honor is one of the most respected in the broadcast industry, and represents WUWM’s relentless pursuit of excellence in journalism.

WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio has been recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

WUWM is launching a brand new lineup for our weeknight evening and Saturday programming. Evening audiences will now enjoy two new shows rather than rebroadcasts of programs. For our Saturday listeners, the schedule will be restructured so like-minded programs air back-to-back. Our goal is to keep our programming fresh, relevant and entertaining for our listeners.

The Milwaukee Police Department takes center stage on this week’s This American Life. The episode "Cops See It Differently, Part One" is part of a two week series about policing.

Our apologies!

Nov 21, 2014

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

Happy Thanksgiving from WUWM!

Nov 22, 2013

WUWM wishes all of our listeners a pie-tastic Thanksgiving this year.

We hope you have the opportunity to spend time with those who matter most.