One of Milwaukee’s longest-serving and most effective known radio personalities is off the air.
Marilynn Mee announced on her Fb webpage Monday that her mid-working day internet hosting placement at vintage rock station WKLH-FM (96.5) has been eradicated.
“I will pass up my excellent KLH listeners extra than phrases can say,” Mee wrote. “Whatsoever my potential holds, I guarantee to carry on to be a voice for animals & animal shelters/rescues, enjoy songs and reside my existence with compassion and kindness.”
“To safeguard the privateness of our workers we do not talk about inside issues, suffice to say this year has introduced unprecedented problems,” Bob Bellini, vice president and basic manager of WKLH father or mother firm the Milwaukee Radio Team, wrote in a statement to the Journal Sentinel.
“We prolong our deepest many thanks and appreciation for Marilynn’s contributions to her listeners and the Milwaukee Radio Group above the several years.”
Mee 1st uncovered listeners in the Milwaukee radio marketplace as information director and morning clearly show co-host for WQFM-FM (93.3) in the ’80s. She was with the really hard rock station recognised as “Lazer 103” from its inception in 1987, serving as mid-working day host, and starting in 1998, songs director. When Lazer was rebranded as “102.9 The Hog” in 2005, Mee moved over to mid-working day hosting at WKLH.
She’s also been an outspoken animal legal rights advocate, setting up the MPD K9 Basis, a nonprofit that raises money to support the Milwaukee Police Department’s K9 device.
In July, Mee was inducted into the Wisconsin Spot New music Industry’s inaugural Wall of Fame course, a new recognition highlighting music sector veterans in the state who are not musicians on their own.
“She has just one of the couple voices that most anyone in Milwaukee would figure out,” the WAMI affiliation wrote of Mee in the announcement.
Mee is the most current in a string of eliminations from Milwaukee radio stations this yr.
Media big iHeartMedia has completed many rounds of layoffs in 2020 with ripple outcomes in Milwaukee. Between the cuts in November was Kerry Wolfe, senior vice president of programming for iHeart’s Milwaukee properties and plan director at place station WMIL-FM (106.1). Regionally based mostly radio teams have designed cuts also this 12 months, which include WYMS-FM (88.9), also regarded as Radio Milwaukee.
Editor’s Take note: Former versions of this tale indicated that Reggie Brown at WKKV-FM (100.7) was among these influenced by iHeartMedia layoffs. Brown was laid off in January but has considering the fact that been rehired at the station.
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