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.

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

The Dianna Jones Trio Performs "Someone Like You" 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

  We can't wait to share some Dianna Jones Trio with you. Here's a preview of what you can hear coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 25th, at 9:06pm, ahead of their Nov. 26 show at Kokopelli's in West Allis. 

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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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Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Comedian W. Kamau Bell is Back on the Road

W. Kamau Bell
Credit Matthias Clamer / FX

On his Twitter page, W. Kamau Bell says “I tell jokes, but I’m not kidding.”  Known by many as a political comedian, Bell is best known for his critically acclaimed, but short-lived FX comedy series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, for which Chris Rock was the Executive Producer.

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Arts & Culture
2:43 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

David Paige Inspired by Family and the 90's

David Paige spoke with WUWM@Nite before his performance at BBC's Upper Level in Milwaukee Friday, Oct. 10.

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Arts & Culture
4:14 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

ShiSho: Quirky Pop From Teenage Sisters

When bands say they’ve been together for 10 years, you'd think of musicians in their 30’s, or older. This musical duo, however, just celebrated their 10 –year anniversary as a band at the tender ages of 17 and 14. They are sisters Vivian and Midge Ramone, and together they are ShiSho.  

Hailing from Akron, Ohio, they’ve carved out a special niche all their own: acoustic punk-pop with often humorous lyrics that take on serious issues. Shisho recently stopped by the WUWM studio while in town playing for the Yellow Phone Music Conference and performed some songs.  

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Arts & Culture
2:47 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Hugh Bob & The Hustle: Songs From the North Country

Photo courtesy of Alacrity Photography.

Singer-songwriter Hugh Robert Masterson invites anyone doubting his claim to country music to take a ride home with him to Butternut, Wisconsin. It’s a quaint but fading town in the far north of the state, the sign reading: Population 375. With his band, Hugh Bob and The Hustle, Masterson has brought the sound of authentic North Country to the city of Milwaukee.

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Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Jazz Musician John Raymond Returns To The Midwest To Find Comfort And Share Music

Jazz musician John Raymond
Credit John Rogers

Jazz musician John Raymond started out playing piano, but it didn’t take long for him to find his true love - the trumpet. 

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Arts & Culture
5:35 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Milwaukee Rapper WebsterX: From Desperate Youth to Renaissance

WebsterX

Milwaukee-based experimental rapper Sam Ahmed a.k.a. WebsterX, may still be new to the scene, but he's already going through a rebirth.  Making music for a little over a year now, the success of his 2013 debut album Desperate Youth threw him for a bit of a tailspin, and got him thinking about life and music at an even deeper level. 

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Arts & Culture
4:37 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

5 Years In, and Artbeat in the Heat is Just Getting Warmed Up

Looking for something to do this weekend that's free and features original local art and music? Well....then plug this address into your GPS: 2625 S. Greeley Street – that’s in Bayview – and get ready to hit the Hide House this Saturday for the 5th annual Artbeat in the Heat event. It takes place from 12pm to 10pm, rain or shine. 

The founder and CEO of the event, AnnieB, stopped by the studio to speak with WUWM's Rachel Owens to explain what makes this art and music festival unique, and how it's grown since 2009.

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Arts & Culture
5:39 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Celebrates Bronzeville Week

The Bronzeville Arts Ensemble is celebrating Bronzeville Week with a special performance tonight at 7pm, at King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio on 2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. The ensemble will present an evening of poems, monologues, songs, and scenes inspired by the Bronzeville jazz era. 

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