Christine Lamitina

Marketing Coordinator

Christine joined WUWM in August 2014. Prior to joining WUWM, she served as Communications Director for both statewide and national nonprofits.

As WUWM's Marketing Coordinator, Christine is responsible for producing advertising and promotional materials, managing public and media relations, managing the volunteer program and creating the station’s strategic marketing plan.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Cincinnati.

Milwaukee was set to take center stage at the 2020 Democratic National Convention. How things have changed.

A virtual convention, voting during a pandemic, Wisconsin’s role in the presidential race. With the presidential election fewer than 100 days away, there’s a lot of to talk about.

Join WUWM’s Joy Powers for a live conversation with NPR’s Asma Khalid and Ron Elving. Elving and Khalid will dig into the election, the convention, and how the coronavirus is impacting it all. The event will be streamed live.

Ele Ellis has been appointed the new content manager of WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR.

Ele Ellis has spent nearly two decades working in public radio. Prior to joining WUWM, Ellis was program director for WKSU in Kent, Ohio where she managed the sound of the station’s broadcast content. Previously she also served as program director for WNCW and Boise State Radio. In addition to her work with WKSU, she is on the board of directors for the Public Radio Programmers Association and worked as an adjunct professor at Kent State University, specializing in digital journalism.

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WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee's NPR has been recognized with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category.

In the Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota region, WUWM won the awards for:

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For more up-to-date information, read WUWM's March 18 post.

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John Hess has been appointed the new director and general manager of WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR, joining the station at an exciting time as it recently celebrated its 55th year of broadcast service. Hess will succeed Dave Edwards, who has served as general manager since 1985.

Dave Edwards, general manager of WUWM – Milwaukee’s NPR, announced that he will retire on May 30, 2019.  Edwards’ career with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee public radio station began in 1979 when he joined WUWM to create a professional news department.  He was later promoted to program director before becoming general manager in 1985.

Under his leadership, the station has expanded its local programming efforts, community based fundraising and partnerships with many organizations in southeastern Wisconsin.

Highlights of Edwards’ career with WUWM include:

November’s midterm elections could change the balance of power here in Wisconsin and in the U.S. Congress. Covering hotly contested races to the voting process itself, WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee’s NPR and the Journal Sentinel are partnering to help you gain a better understanding of what’s at stake.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host a debate in the race for Wisconsin governor between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m.

The debate will air live on WUWM and TMJ4 and simulcast on WGBA-TV (Green Bay) and on television stations throughout Wisconsin. Additional media partners include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host a debate in the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate between Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir.

The debate will air live on WUWM and TMJ4 on Monday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 7 p.m., and will be simulcast on WGBA-TV (Green Bay). Additional media partners include the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today Network.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Mainstage Theatre will be the setting for the first broadcast debate in the Wisconsin race for U.S. Senate. All five Republican candidates have agreed to participate – Charles Barman, George Lucia, Griffin Jones, Kevin Nicholson and Leah Vukmir. 

The debate will air live on WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR on Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Mainstage Theatre will be the setting for the first broadcast debate in the 2018 race for Wisconsin governor. All eight Democratic gubernatorial candidates have agreed to participate – Tony Evers, Matt Flynn, Mike McCabe, Mahlon Mitchell, Josh Pade, Kelda Helen Roys, Paul R. Soglin, and Kathleen Vinehout.  

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WUWM 89. 7 – Milwaukee’s NPR was honored with fourteen awards for excellence at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards banquet Saturday night.

The event recognizes excellence in broadcast journalism in radio and television statewide for coverage in 2017.

WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR has been recognized with three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. WUWM won the awards for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota region in the areas of Newscast, Hard News and Excellence in Innovation.

Think you're the biggest public radio nerd? Do you train all week for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and Ask Me Another? Whatever your favorite public radio show is, join us for a fun night of team trivia at Good City Brewing.

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