Sound Judgment – Voting on new songs, new bands, new genres and the web

Sound Judgment – Voting on new songs, new bands, new genres and the web

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So, how do we pick the music we play on Radio Milwaukee? We get lots of input — and now we're hearing directly from a group of listeners. The group is made up of 25 Radio Milwaukee members. And, each gets to bring a friend. So, 50 total. 

Once a month, they come to our studios. We play new songs and they rate each from 1 to 10. We’ll play the songs that achieve a high enough score. 

We call this “Sound Judgment.”

We held our third Sound Judgment on Milwaukee Day, April 14th. This time around, we focused on the bigger picture; rating bands as a whole and even entire genres. We tested 12 new songs, 18 bands and discussed our website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. 

Just who are these Sound Judgment people? We profile five each month. After five months, they will rotate out, and we’ll start with a new panel. If you want to be considered for a future panel, please become a member (if you’re not already).

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Laurie Reisener, Shorewood

What was your first concert? — "Bon Jovi and Skid Row at the Bradley Center."

What is your favorite TV show of all time? — "The Office."

Where do you discover new music? — "88Nine, and I'm not just saying that. I listen on my phone so I can Google songs I like later."

What is your favorite new song? — "Brandi Carlile, 'Wherever is Your Heart.'"

What is your favorite local restaurant? — "Cafe Corazón."

 

Maggie Kush, Milwaukee

Where do you discover new music? — "88Nine or The Current."

What is your favorite sports team? — "The Badgers."

What do you do in your free time? — "Friends, family, chocolate, beer, dog."

What is your favorite movie of all time? — "To Kill a Mockingbird."

How did you discover 88Nine? — "I listened to the station when it was a jazz format and stayed after the transition. It was perfect!"

 

Steven Wycklendt, Muskego

What is your favorite new music? — "Modest Mouse, 'Lampshade on Fire.'"

What is your favorite sports team? — "Muskego High School soccer team."

What music don't you like? — "I don't like the new pop-country. The old stuff is good."

What was your first concert? — "Stray Cats at the old Summerfest grounds in '80 or '81."

What do you do in your free time? — "A ton of shows, motorcycles, video games."

 

Jeff Rowe

What is your favorite TV show of all time? — "House of Cards."

What is your favorite new music? — "Modest Mouse, 'Lampshades on Fire.'"

What was your first concert? — "U2 and the Pixies when I was in junior high."

What is your favorite movie of all time? — "American Beauty."

Where do you discover new music? — "Dan from Rush-Mor, theneedledrop.com, Under the Radar and Decibel."

 

Tom Mussoline

What is your favorite new song? — "Houndmouth, 'Sedona.'"

What is your favorite TV show of all time? — "M*A*S*H for old, House of Cards for current."

What was your first concert? — "Eddie money in Hazelton, PA."

What is your favorite local restaurant? — "Crazy Water."

What is your favorite sports team? — "The Brewers."

 

 

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