Promoting Positivity and Diversity in Brew City
A media organization featuring a rich variety of digital content showcasing Milwaukee’s arts and cultural landscape, Radio Milwaukee, continues to highlight diverse musicians, food, history and more through radio shows, podcasts, and its website.
Weekly Radio Milwaukee Podcasts
Want to learn more about Milwaukee’s restaurants, film and architecture? Treat your ears to one of these entertaining podcasts:
• The Bites offers tips on where to eat in true local style.
• Urban Spelunking takes its listeners on historical and architectural tours of Milwaukee’s fascinating buildings.
• Cinebuds discusses Southeastern Wisconsin’s vibrant film scene and reviews a movie each week.
Other podcasts include Be Seen, a collaboration with the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project examining the state’s LGBTQ history, and Uniquely Milwaukee, a podcast shining a light on the positive things happening in the city.
Radio Milwaukee launched its new channel, HYFIN, on June 19 (Juneteeth Day), 2022. HYFIN’s dynamic music playlist includes jazz, hip-hop, R & B, and soul. The channel celebrates and amplifies Black voices in the Milwaukee area and beyond. “We have gotten some amazing feedback,” said Tarik Moody, HYFIN Program Director. “Folks are telling us that this is the only station they listen to. One person said they discovered at least 10 new artists in one day.” Collaboration with area businesses and organizations is a priority for HYFIN. Besides organizing an anniversary celebration on Juneteenth Day, HYFIN will host a gala in August, Black, Brown & Brews, an event highlighting brewers and micro-brewers from minority communities, in September, and the Blackity Black Holiday Market in December. HYFIN will also partner with streetwear clothing brand Unfinished Legacy. Moody added that some of the channel’s long-term goals include “creating a bridge between the Black community in Madison and the Black community in Milwaukee.” “We also would love to create a major festival within the next two to three years that would attract folks from all over the country,” he said. Learn more about HYFIN and stream 24/7 at hyfin.org.
Free Happy Hour Concerts
To showcase talent from across the state, Radio Milwaukee hosts free, family-friendly happy hour concerts beginning at 5:30pm each Thursday at its Walker’s Point studio, 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave.