Bruce Winter

Program Director / Music Host

Bruce started in radio at age 17 at, you guessed it, WUWM. After graduating from UWM with a degree in Mass Communication, he held radio jobs around southeastern Wisconsin as a reporter, traffic guy, deejay and newscaster.

As WUWM's Program Director, Bruce sets the tone and personality of the station, working with the on-air staff and integrating our locally produced programming with the national shows.

Over the years, Bruce has hosted a range of music shows: classical, jazz, easy-listening, adult, and now the unique mix of WUWM@Nite and WUWM2: Music 24/7.


Arts & Culture
4:30 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Miles Nielsen On His Diverse Sound, Cheap Trick Pedigree

The Rusted Hearts, From Left to Right: Dave McClellan, Skicat, Daniel McMahon, Miles Nielsen // Not pictured: Adam Plamann and Jeff Werckle

Miles Nielsen stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about his genreless sound and being the son of Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen.

“It seemed like a pretty fun job to have,” says Nielsen, who spent much of his youth traveling alongside his father. “I thought, ‘How fun is that?’ You get to go with your best friends and travel around the county playing music.”

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Arts & Culture
7:17 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Jeffrey Foucault, Live from Andoyne Coffee in Walker's Point

Jeffrey Faucault strums his guitar at Andoyne Coffee on Nov. 16.


Wisconsin native Jeffrey Foucault, recorded live at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point on Nov. 16, just a few weeks ago. Strangely enough, it was far colder that evening, so we are enjoying a little respite from that now. Since then he has played shows in the US, Canada, and Europe. Jeffrey’s in The Netherlands at the moment, but he’ll be back in Wisconsin on Dec. 17, playing at Cafe Carp in Fort Atkinson.

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Arts & Culture
9:30 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Sam Llanas: Career in Deja Vu

Singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Sam Llanas plays Summerfest 2014.
Credit Photo by Eric Mills, Summerfest 2014

Released early this week, “The Whole Night Thru” is the new album by singer, songwriter, and acoustic guitarist Sam Llanas, a founding member of Waukesha-based rock band, the BoDeans. After years of writing music and touring, the 53-year-old rock n’ roller is setting his sights on a newfound solo career. Performing three tracks off “The Whole Night Thru,” including song Deja Vu, Llanas sat down with Bruce Winter in the WUWM@Nite studio to talk about his new material, “reestablishing” his brand, and his musical guilty pleasures.

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Arts & Culture
12:23 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Roxi Copland Transcends Genres with "Truth Be Told"

Singer, songwriter, and pianist Roxi Copland performs a rendition of her song "Heavy Load" in the WUWM studio.

With her powerfully raw vocals, a light coat of cherry-red lipstick, and dark curls, Jazz/pop musician Roxi Copland joins Bruce Winter in the WUWM@Nite studio, to talk and perform some songs from her new album, "Truth Be Told.” The album, her first record including a full band, features both gritty tracks like Heavy Load and softer, smoother tracks like that of Don’t Give Up On Me. Copland asserts that her music is certainly not contained by any genre.

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Arts & Culture
1:06 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Second Annual Breadfest Comes to Riverwest

"I found it easy," says Myles Coyne of organizing this year's Breadfest in Riverwest. "A lot of people were cooperating and into the idea." 

About 50 acts, ranging from punk to Americana, will take to 10 stages in Riverwest this weekend. Garden Park, Jackpot Gallery, Linneman's Riverwest Inn and Bremen cafe are among the venues hosting Breadfest bands. 

The DIY festival, which started as an alternative to bigger productions like Summerfest, strives to be "apart of the neighborhood."

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Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Musician Grace Weber: 'The Refinery' Came Right From My Heart

Elliott Skinner and Grace Weber in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bruce Winter

While in town to perform at Lakefront Festival of Art, Grace Weber stopped by WUWM@Nite to chat with Bruce Winter about the release of her album, The Refinery.

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3:32 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Milwaukee Musician Keith Pulvermacher & the Midwestern Music Project

Milwaukee guitarist, songwriter and singer Keith Pulvermacher

Milwaukee guitarist/songwriter/singer Keith Pulvermacher stops by WUWM@Nite to talk about the Midwestern Music Project. The project aims to get local music recorded and out to the people.

Pulvermacher also chats about the Milwaukee music scene, and the effectiveness of crowd-sourcing music projects. And, hear a couple of Keith's songs as well.

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In-Studio Performance
4:41 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha Stop by WUWM before Summerfest

Members of the band Ivan & Alyosha.
Credit Bruce Winter

Ivan & Alyosha performed on the first night of Summerfest this year, opening for the Violent Femmes and The Avett Brothers at the Marcus Amphitheater. Band members Tim Wilson, Ryan Carbary, Tim Kim and Pete Wilson stopped by WUWM before their show to chat with Bruce Winter.

I&A performed Be Your Man and Don't Want To Die Anymore in WUWM's Performance Studio.

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In-Studio Performance
2:13 pm
Sat June 15, 2013

Vandaveer's Music is Kind of Beautiful, Kind of Haunting

Rose Guerin, Mark Charles Heidinger and Tom Hnatow
Credit Bruce Winter

Alt-folk band Vandaveer is out on tour promoting their new album, Oh, Willie, Please... Before their Shank Hall show, Rose Guerin, Mark Charles Heidinger and Tom Hnatow stopped by WUWM to chat with Bruce Winter and perform a couple of songs.

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In-Studio Performance
12:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Half of Semi-Twang Stops by the Studio

All of Semi-Twang
Credit Deone Jahnke

Three of the six members of Semi-Twang stopped by the studio for an acoustic performance  March 21. In the interview they discuss their album release show at Shank Hall for their album the Why and the What For and perform two of their songs, Au Contrare and Wrong Side of the Tracks. The band also talks about the "wealth of material and dearth of money" that inspired them to create the new album and the finer points of what it takes to craft an album. 

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