Today is officially Jordan Lee Day in Milwaukee
Today the City of Milwaukee joined 88Nine in celebrating one of its own. To commemorate Jordan Lee's tenure at Radio Milwaukee on his final day as a full-time employee, as well as Jordan's many contributions to the city's arts and music scenes, Mayor Cavalier Johnson has officially proclaimed today Jordan Lee Day in Milwaukee.
Jordan is stepping down from his role as 88Nine's station director but will stay engaged with the organization as a consultant for Paragon Media Strategies, and will assist with the launch of Radio Milwaukee's upcoming Urban Alternative channel later this year. Earlier today, Jordan joined 88Nine morning show host Dori Zori for a reunion shift on air. The two co-hosted the show together for years before Jordan became 88Nine's program, and then station, director.
You can read the mayor's complete proclamation below.
Here's the official Jordan Lee Day Proclamation
The City of Milwaukee proudly joins family, friends and colleagues in commemorating the notable career of Jordan Lee with 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on Friday, January 28, 2022; and,
WHEREAS, Jordan Lee, also known as DJ Madhatter, began his distinguished career DJing for parties in his college dormitory at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and,
WHEREAS, Jordan Lee worked alongside legendary Milwaukee hip-hop group the Rusty P’s and creating the Miltown Beat Down, he then got his start in radio at 91.7 WMSE co-hosting the late-night hip hop show "The Mad Kids'; and,
WHEREAS, Jordan Lee later began DJing at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee where he hosted the Afternoon Drive, the Morning Show and his own show, Saturday Sessions, later becoming the Program Director and eventually becoming Station Director; and,
WHEREAS, Jordan Lee has earned the enduring praise, respect and gratitude of his colleagues for his commitment to 88Nine Radio, the Milwaukee community, his high standards of personal integrity and professionalism in all aspects of his work; and,
WHEREAS, Jordan Lee is the beloved husband to Sheri Lee and a devoted father to Alec, Zahra, Vyola and Xavier; and,
WHEREAS, The City of Milwaukee commends Jordan Lee for his musical accomplishments, years of dedicated service and strong leadership, recognizes his outstanding contributions to the City of Milwaukee and wishes him success in all future endeavors;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CAVALIER JOHNSON, Mayor of the City of Milwaukee, do hereby proclaim Friday, January 28, 2022, to be JORDAN LEE DAY throughout the City of Milwaukee.