Rachel Owens

Announcer, Producer, Co-Host of WUWM@Nite

Rachel joined WUWM as an announcer in January of 2014. Prior to coming to WUWM, Rachel worked for nearly six years at Wisconsin Public Radio and Television in a number of roles, including announcer/board operator, voice talent, producer, on-air producer, radio operations center technician and audience services representative.

As WUWM's announcer, Rachel can be heard throughout the week. She especially loves hosting the midday hours, serving as a close companion to WUWM’s listeners. Rachel helps create the tone, rhythm and character of Milwaukee Public Radio.

In May of 2014, Rachel became producer and co-host of WUWM@Nite.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, sailing, singing, reading, watching films, music of all kinds and roller derby.


Arts & Culture
6:04 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

WebsterX Joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM Studio

WebsterX joins Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio. His new album is due out in the spring.
Credit soundcloud.com/websterx

Milwaukee experimental rapper, poet, and MC, WebsterX joined Rachel Owens in the WUWM studio this week, talking about his newest single Doomsday (feat. Siren). X got his start at an early age. Last time he visited the WUWM studio, he talked briefly about his childhood. For hours after school X would play basketball with his friends, after which time the group would relax and start experimenting with rap into the evenings. In Nov.

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Arts & Culture
12:03 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Comedian Martin Morrow Talks Characterization and Hypersensitively

Martin Morrow performing at the 2014 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, Oregon. Morrow performs tonight, Dec. 18, at Club Garibaldi in Milwaukee.
Credit facebook.com/MartinMorrowComedy

Comedian Martin Morrow has been performing on stage since the age of 18, at that time performing mostly during open mic nights. His professional career took off in 2009. He joined the award winning comedy duo “Tubbi and Martin” in Auburn, Ala., perfecting his improve, sketch, and stand-up comedy skills. Originally from Birmingham, Ala., Morrow now resides in Chicago Ill. His comedy routine has brought him coast to coast, from New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and various cities across the Midwest.

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Arts & Culture
10:30 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

The Smoking Flowers: Burning Their Own Trail

Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers
Credit Shea Corrigan

In many ways, the story of Kim and Scott Collins of The Smoking Flowers reads like a great fictional love story: love at first sight, musical partnership, Kim's battle with breast cancer, and her recovery using completely natural methods. Their June performance at the Circle-A Café was their second in Milwaukee, a market which they say has always been kind to them. The Collins called in to WUWM@Nite’s Rachel Owens to talk about their musical aspirations and their new album 2 Guns.

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Arts & Culture
5:40 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Album of the Week: "The Real Book" by Danielia Cotton

Danielia Cotton
Credit 2014 © Danielia Cotton


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Arts & Culture
10:30 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

The Old Style Sextet: Yes, They're Named After A Beer

(l-r) Clark Gibson, Euan Edmonds, Sam Peters, Matt Endres, Easton Stuard, and Michael Fenoglio make up jazz band, the Old Style Sextet.
Credit Credit: oldstylesextet.com

Jazz is alive and well in the Midwest, according to Matt Endress – a native of Madison, Wis. – and Clark Gibson. They are members of the Champagne, Illinois based jazz band the Old Style Sextet.

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Arts & Culture
12:08 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe Performs "Down to the Wire" in the WUWM Studio

Rebecca Loebe performs and talks traveling in the WUWM studio.
Credit Credit: rebeccaloebe.com

You may know Rebecca Loebe from her spin on NBC’s “The Voice,” performing a stirring rendition of Nirvana’s “Come As You Are.” But she was already working hard on her songwriting chops when that opportunity popped up for her almost out of the blue.

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Arts & Culture
11:31 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

The Memphis Dawls "Shoot 'em Down" in the WUWM Studio

Krista Wroten (l), Holly Cole (c), and Jana Misener (r) make up the folk trio The Memphis Dawls, performing in the WUWM studio with Rachel Owens.

Our studio doors have opened to many roots inspired acts, but few have had the orchestral leanings of The Memphis Dawls. The trio’s sister-like camaraderie is apparent in both conversation and song. Their first full-length release, “Rooted in the Bone,” was released yesterday on Madjack Records. They spoke with Rachel Owens about their Memphis roots, recording, and playing with Jack White. They started by performing “Please Don’t Leave Me Now.” 

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Arts & Culture
2:04 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Carter Hulsey: Happy Bearer of Sad Songs

Carter Hulsey

“I don’t write a lot of happy tunes, but I’m a happy guy,” says singer-songwriter Carter Hulsey. The sentiment became something of an artistic mantra in our conversation with the Joplin, MO native.

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Arts & Culture
1:23 pm
Sat November 22, 2014

The Dianna Jones Trio Rocks It Out in the WUWM Studio

Rachel Owens (far left) and Skubs (far right) of WUWM@Nite after a studio session with the Dianna Jones Trio: Dianna Jones (2nd from l), Cheryl Staats (c), and Katie Elliott (2nd from r). Engineered by Jon Strelecki.
Credit Jon Stelecki / WUWM

Singer/songwriter Dianna Jones was tricked into her first on-stage performance when she was only a teenager in New York City. Playing at an open mic, she was immediately offered other engagements. Cutting her teeth in Greenwich Village, Dianna Jones crafted her rock style by working with some of the best musicians in New York City.

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Arts & Culture
9:42 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Br(OK)en Genius Brings "Raw Truth" to WUWM

Christopher McIntyre Perceptions (C.M.P.) in the WUWM studio.
Credit Montreal Cain / CE MKE

We first met Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, or C.M.P., this summer, just ahead of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville week. At that point, the members of Br(OK)en Genius had already been crafting their performance for over six months. November has finally arrived, and today marks the debut of Br(OK)en Genius at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.

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