Bruce Winter

Program Director / Music Host

Bruce started in radio at age 17 at, you guessed it, WUWM. After graduating from UWM with a degree in Mass Communication, he held radio jobs around southeastern Wisconsin as a reporter, traffic guy, deejay and newscaster.

As WUWM's Program Director, Bruce sets the tone and personality of the station, working with the on-air staff and integrating our locally produced programming with the national shows.

Over the years, Bruce has hosted a range of music shows: classical, jazz, easy-listening, adult, and now the unique mix of WUWM@Nite and WUWM2: Music 24/7.


Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

The Delta Routine Stay Positive On New LP

The Delta Routine, From Left to Right: Mike Hoffmann, Nick Amadeus, Kyle Ciske, Evan Paydon

“I really put myself on the page,” says Nick Amadeus of the songs on the Delta Routine’s latest album, You and Your Lion. The band celebrates the release of their 11-track album Sunday, February 22nd.

The touring atmosphere Amadeus immersed himself in provided a new lens to write from. “Gone Again” and “Home With You” chronicle the transient life Amadeus and band have faced since releasing their last album, Cigarettes and Caffeine Nightmares.

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Arts & Culture
7:35 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Luke Jacobs Goes Solo

'Velvet After Feel' Album Cover

Bruce Winter spoke with Luke Jacobs about storytelling, working with Carrie Rodriguez and the meaning of his new album title - Velvet After Feel. 

"A record is a big process and it can be kind of rough. To get it done and smooth it out feels really good," Jacobs says. "There's a velvety after feel to the whole process." 

Songs featured:

1. "The Trouble With Love"

2. "Remembering"

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - 50 Years Of Peace And Love

Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Albert Mazibuko, pictured far left.

“If you try to solve a problem by a problem, it will never be solved,” says Albert Mazibuko, who has been a full-time member of Ladysmith Black Mambazo since 1973.

The ever-evolving vocal group is a South African institution - but their songs of peace, love and understanding have also left a vast footprint in American music history.

Their traditional singing style, known as isicathamiya (is-cot-a-ME-Ya), was developed in the mines of South Africa and rose to prominence in America through Paul Simon’s Graceland and the Lion King soundtrack.

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Arts & Culture
4:30 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Miles Nielsen On His Diverse Sound, Cheap Trick Pedigree

The Rusted Hearts, From Left to Right: Dave McClellan, Skicat, Daniel McMahon, Miles Nielsen // Not pictured: Adam Plamann and Jeff Werckle

Miles Nielsen stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about his genreless sound and being the son of Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.

“It seemed like a pretty fun job to have,” says Nielsen, who spent much of his youth traveling alongside his father. “I thought, ‘How fun is that?’ You get to go with your best friends and travel around the county playing music.”

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Arts & Culture
7:17 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jeffrey Foucault, Live from Andoyne Coffee in Walker's Point

Jeffrey Faucault strums his guitar at Andoyne Coffee on Nov. 16.


Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault, recorded live at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Nov. 16, just a few weeks ago. Strangely enough, it was far colder that evening, so we are enjoying a little respite from that now. Since then he has played shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. Jeffrey’s in The Netherlands at the moment, but he’ll be back in Wisconsin on Dec. 17, playing at Cafe Carp in Fort Atkinson.

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Arts & Culture
9:30 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Sam Llanas: Career in Deja Vu

Singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Sam Llanas plays Summerfest 2014.
Credit Photo by Eric Mills, Summerfest 2014

Released early this week, “The Whole Night Thru” is the new album by singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Sam Llanas, a founding member of Waukesha-based rock band, the BoDeans. After years of writing music and touring, the 53-year-old rock n’ roller is setting his sights on a newfound solo career. Performing three tracks off “The Whole Night Thru,” including song Deja Vu, Llanas sat down with Bruce Winter in the WUWM@Nite studio to talk about his new material, “reestablishing” his brand, and his musical guilty pleasures.

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Arts & Culture
12:23 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Roxi Copland Transcends Genres with "Truth Be Told"

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Roxi Copland performs a rendition of her song "Heavy Load" in the WUWM studio.

With her powerfully raw vocals, a light coat of cherry-red lipstick, and dark curls, Jazz/pop musician Roxi Copland joins Bruce Winter in the WUWM@Nite studio, to talk and perform some songs from her new album, "Truth Be Told.” The album, her first record including a full band, features both gritty tracks like Heavy Load and softer, smoother tracks like that of Don’t Give Up On Me. Copland asserts that her music is certainly not contained by any genre.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Second Annual Breadfest Comes to Riverwest

"I found it easy," says Myles Coyne of organizing this year's Breadfest in Riverwest. "A lot of people were cooperating and into the idea." 

About 50 acts, ranging from punk to Americana, will take to 10 stages in Riverwest this weekend. Garden Park, Jackpot Gallery, Linneman's Riverwest Inn and Bremen cafe are among the venues hosting Breadfest bands. 

The DIY festival, which started as an alternative to bigger productions like Summerfest, strives to be "apart of the neighborhood."

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musician Grace Weber: 'The Refinery' Came Right From My Heart

Elliott Skinner and Grace Weber in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bruce Winter

While in town to perform at Lakefront Festival of Art, Grace Weber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about the release of her album, The Refinery.

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3:32 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Milwaukee Musician Keith Pulvermacher & the Midwestern Music Project

Milwaukee guitarist, songwriter and singer Keith Pulvermacher

Milwaukee guitarist/songwriter/singer Keith Pulvermacher stops by WUWM@Nite to talk about the Midwestern Music Project. The project aims to get local music recorded and out to the people.

Pulvermacher also chats about the Milwaukee music scene, and the effectiveness of crowd-sourcing music projects. And, hear a couple of Keith's songs as well.

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