On Wisconsin Talk Show

On Wisconsin is a flagship WSUM program, and one that is passed on to students every semester. Here at On Wisconsin, we bring the magic of Madison to the radio airwaves. We discuss politics, culture and campus life through quality journalism, energetic voices and a proud Badger spirit. Our show is a mix of live interviews, field reporting and fun weekly segments to share with our listeners. Every Monday morning at 8am we come together to bring you a show that will jump-start your week and get you excited about Madison.

Logan Garcia — Host
Logan is a third year transfer student studying journalism at UW-Madison. He worked as a reporter and editor at a student paper for two years and freelanced before joining On Wisconsin. He’s also part of the UW Tango Club, Collegiate Archery Club, and works on campus in communications. And yes, his hair is natural!

Erica Gelman — Host
Erica Gelman is a first year student at UW Madison, hoping to major in Journalism, Creative Writing, and Psychology. She has another talk show at WSUM as well, called Cheap Nihilism (Fridays at 12 pm), and is also part of the news and production teams at WSUM. She is Administrative Assistant at the station, and has written for Street Pulse in the past.

Shia Fisher — Co-Producer

Shia Fisher grew up in Madison, WI and has recently spent time overseas developing business relationships with other young professionals allied to video and music production. In 2007 Fisher along with Pat Fowler co-founded Something Media LLC. Over the last decade, Fisher has handled creative projects as a chief sound engineer, associate producer, producer, voice actor, writer, account executive, and other roles. Shia enjoys solving complex puzzles; he plays online chess daily, and is an avid video gamer. Often times you will find Shia working on or near State Street, or within UW libraries. Shia celebrates his academic career with his daughter, demonstrating a more than rewarding lifestyle as non-traditional student. Fisher is focused on developing an individual major and graduating within a few years. He hopes to bring holistic solutions to the global health care arena through modernization, communication, and team building. Shia Fisher loves to spend his time at WSUM 91.7 FM Madison radio station, volunteering and offering his services / years of experience to other community members and academic peers.

Sofi LaLonde — Co-Producer
Sofi LaLonde is a senior reporting student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She is also pursuing certificates in Gender & Women’s Studies and Digital Studies. Sofi is also the host of a podcast at WSUM called GRL PWR, which is about feminism and pop culture. She loves coffee, bagels and podcasts, and is an avid news and pop culture junkie and hopes to host her own podcast someday. She joined as a senior and has loved every minute of it.






Big Gigantic Show Preview


Author: David Heinrich

Big Gigantic, the electronic duo from Boulder, Colorado, will be rolling through Madison on their Brighter Future Tour this week, with shows on Sunday and Monday night at the Majestic. We’re fortunate to have two nights of their funky electric goodness available to us: the second show was added after the first night sold out much faster than expected. Both nights are sure to be full of excited Big G fans ready to get down to some of the best and most unique electronic music out there right now.

The duo consists of Dominic Lalli, the producer and saxophonist, and Jeremy Salken, the percussionist. Big Gigantic’s sound is really special and different, combining elements of funk and electronic with live drums and brass to create a sound that’s sure to have everyone dancing until their feet are sore. They’ve collaborated with other funky artists as well in the past, such as Cherub, GRiZ, and opener Brasstracks. Both Big Gigantic and Brasstracks should put on a show for the ages. Let the good times roll.

Power of Jazz too much for Bucks at home


courtesy: Jared Woodcox

Author: Nick Osen

MILWAUKEE- Coming off an All-Star weekend headlined by Giannis Antetokounmpo among others, the Greek Freak and the Bucks played host to the Utah Jazz Friday night in their first game since the break. Milwaukee went into All-Star weekend on a three game winning-streak, and looked to avenge its loss to Utah earlier this season, but would not be successful, falling 109-95.

It didn’t take long for Giannis to continue his scoring from the break, putting up the first five for the Bucks, including a nasty left-handed putback jam for his second bucket. Veteran swingman Michael Beasley was also hot for Milwaukee to start, scoring the next six for the home team, and forcing Quin Snyder to call an early timeout for the Jazz after trailing 11-3.

After the timeout, the Jazz came out fast with a 9-0 run in about two minutes, to take the lead 12-11. There was no stopping Utah All-Star snub Rudy Gobert early, as the Frenchman scored eight of the team’s first 18.

The smooth play of the Jazz didn’t stop there. With beautiful ball movement highlighted by multiple Gobert and Gordon Hayward slams, Utah went on a 33-16 run, to lead 36-27 after one.

Along with Gobert, the Bucks also could not stop Derrick Favors in the post, who scored 15 points in his first 12 minutes of play tonight. The Jazz stretched their lead to 13 at 46-33 early in the second quarter, which Coach Jason Kidd responded to with a timeout.

The second quarter was another tough one for the Bucks, who were outscored 23-19, as the Jazz led 59-46 at the intermission. Beasley led the home team with 16 points in the first half, while Favors scored 15, and Hayward put in 12, respectively.

With the Bucks down 14 at 71-57, The Greek Freak tried to take things over himself. Anteokounmpo scored eight of the next nine for the home team, including a monster slam to make it 75-66.  After an and-one from Giannis, Gobert was also called for a technical foul in the quarter.

Hayward, the star for the Jazz, was not going to let Milwaukee back in it so fast, as the sharp shooter from Butler made a floater, and then absolutely soared for a slam to extend the lead back to 13, bringing nearly the whole Utah bench to their feet.

Heading into the final quarter, the Jazz led 87-75. The Bucks won the third by a point, as Giannis went off and had 26 points and 10 rebounds going into the fourth.

Like just about every other game this season, Antetokounmpo gave his all for Milwaukee, finishing with 33 points, 12 rebounds, 5 steals and 3 assists, but to no avail. Utah’s star power of Hayward with 29 points, and Gobert with 15 points and 16 boards, as the Jazz held on for the victory, 109-95.



WSUM & DJ Kayla Kush Nominated for MAMAs Awards



We are excited to announce that WSUM & DJ Kayla Kush have been nominated for the following 2017 MAMAs Awards:
  • Local Music Radio Station of the Year: WSUM
  • DJ of the Year: Kayla Kush
  • Local Music Radio Personality of the Year: Kayla Kush
You can cast your votes HERE! The first round of voting ends March 13th — your 5$ donation funds music programs for children in Madison.


We are honored for these nominations and are incredibly proud of our very own DJ Kayla Kush for being nominated for 5 years.
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DJ Kayla Kush has won DJ of the Year  in 2013, 2015 & 2016

Cold War Kids Show Preview

Author: Sam Fritz


March 14, Cold War Kids will be stopping by the Majestic to play a show while on their Love is Mystical Tour. The Long Beach CA band made up of Nathan Willett (vocals), Matt Maust (bass), Matthew Schwartz (guitar), Joe Plummer (no, not Joe the Plumber – drums), and David Quon (guitar) should find themselves a happy audience as it’s their first time back in Madison since 2015. Cold War Kids will be touring without Dann Gallucci, previously the lead guitarist and ex-member of Modest Mouse, who left the band in 2016 to become the producer of the radio show “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn.” Joe Plummer also comes from Modest Mouse in addition to serving a stint with The Shins. As if to make up for the dreary weather, Cold War Kids should at least find themselves in friendly political territory, especially since following in the footsteps of Death Cab for Cutie with the release of the Trump protest song “Locker Room Talk,” something that can’t be said of their entire tour which takes them down to Okeechobee County, an area Trump won by nearly 40%. At any rate, hopefully fans of Cold War Kids can eschew their political beliefs and unite for some great live music in the fact that Love is Mystical.

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