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Radio Milwaukee podcast digs down into the roots of Milwaukee hip-hop

Published July 16, 2019

In the "Backspin" podcast, hip-hop expert and DJ Tyrone Miller and 88Nine Music Director Justin Barney dig deep into the roots of Milwaukee hip-hop to identify the first-ever Brew City rap song pressed into wax. They sifted through a lot of vintage Milwaukee music during their research for the podcast, so we asked them to share some gems they uncovered along the way.

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Backline selects first four local musicians for accelerator program

Published Sept. 7, 2018

Backline, a grant and educational initiative designed to help Milwaukee-area musicians break out, has announced the four musical artists it has selected for its first 12-week accelerator program, which provides intensive music-industry mentorship and $20,000 grants.

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Secrets hidden in Milwaukee logos

Published April 2, 2018

Great logos are simple shapes that are easily recognizable and leave enough room to fill the viewer's imagination with what the brand means to them. But sometimes you can endear viewers with an Easter egg to make them feel like they're in on a secret.

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Mary Burke's Building Brave aims to inspire Milwaukee women

Published Oct. 17, 2017

After losing to Gov. Scott Walker in 2014, Mary Burke focused her attention on a new passion: Building Brave, an organization that focuses on the advancement of women. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee will host a Building Brave event on Wednesday, Oct. 25 and tickets are still available.

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Made in Milwaukee: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Published July 28, 2017

In late June, massive crowds gathered in Downtown Milwaukee and its surrounding neighborhoods to celebrate the anniversary of an essential Brew City musical establishment, the soundtrack to the city - no, not Summerfest 50, but 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.