88Nine RadioMilwaukee Music Awards Announced
February 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM (PT)
RADIO FOR MILWAUKEE Variety WYMS (88NINE RADIO)/MILWAUKEE listeners have voted indie rockers I’M NOT A PILOT as MILWAUKEE’s best band for 2010 and soul/funk/dance sensation KINGS GO FORTH’s "The Outsiders Are Back" as last year’s best MILWAUKEE album in the 4th Annual 88NINE RADIO/MILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS. Among other awards, listeners named THE WILDBIRDS’ "Like A Cigarette" as 2010 song of the year and ETHAN KELLER as the year’s best solo artist.
The RADIOMILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS honor the best in MILWAUKEE music, with listeners selecting winners through an online survey held over several weeks. "Being a listener-supported station, we take our listeners’ role very seriously," PD MARK KEEFE said. "Their input and feedback guides what we do, so it was natural to determine the winners of The MILWAUKEE MUSIC AWARDS through listener votes."
The annual awards began in 2008 to honor the best in MILWAUKEE music and build on the station’s commitment to MILWAUKEE musicians. 88NINE RADIO/MILWAUKEE plays at least one MILWAUKEE musician or band every hour and features MILWAUKEE talent live on its weekly "414 MUSIC" in-studio show, aired THURSDAY afternoons and podcast at iTUNES.