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.

"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."

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.

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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Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.

I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.

Bruce Winter

Alt-folk band Vandaveer is out on tour promoting their new album, Oh, Willie, Please... Before their Shank Hall show, Rose Guerin, Mark Charles Heidinger and Tom Hnatow stopped by WUWM to chat with Bruce Winter and perform a couple of songs.

Deone Jahnke

Three of the six members of Semi-Twang stopped by the studio for an acoustic performance  March 21. In the interview they discuss their album release show at Shank Hall for their album the Why and the What For and perform two of their songs, Au Contrare and Wrong Side of the Tracks. The band also talks about the "wealth of material and dearth of money" that inspired them to create the new album and the finer points of what it takes to craft an album. 

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Panalure brought their "seductive and twisted" music into the studio today to perform their songs Skater's Waltz, Get the Girl, Existential Cowboy Song, and Left Hand Way. Bruce Winter talks with the band about the origins of their group, the name of their group, and the "collaborative genius" that makes their music more than just something to dance to.

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Bruce Winter

The Minnesota-native indie band, Ruben, stopped in the studio today to play their song Carry Me and their never-before-heard song I am Just a Ghost.  Bruce Winter and the band also discuss  traveling and the challenges of spreading the word about Reuben's music.

Keegan Wenzler

The Delta Routine came to play their songs I Wait Alone and New York Avenue today and to talk music, business, and art with Bruce Winter. The band and Bruce cover the fun of recording gritty music in even grittier places and the challenges of promoting the final product.

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Mike Mangione stopped by the studio today to catch up with Bruce Winter and to share some of his original "sonic bumper bowling" music.  Bruce and Mike discuss and listen to the songs Fields of Evermore and Red-Winged Black Bird Man.  Mike reflects on his major influences and how he tries to position himself and his music in the minds of his fans.

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