The Disclaimer: What’s up with the WAMIs?
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Nearly every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher of WMSE, Evan Rytlewski of the Shepherd Express, and Matt Wild of The A.V. Club Milwaukee take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. The half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so titled because none of the sometimes cranky and ridiculous opinions expressed during the show represent those of the three hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon.
After years spent poking fun at the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (or WAMI, if you’re nasty), Ryan, Evan, and Matt sit down with WAMI president James McMahon to find out just what makes the organization tick. Turns out, the WAMI board isn’t a bunch of shadowy figures sitting in a shadowy back room chomping on cigars and drinking scotch, but simply a loose collective of musicians and volunteers trying to support Wisconsin music. McMahon divulges some details on Sunday’s award show at Turner Hall, Ryan and Evan ask some tough questions, and Matt offers up some sincere compliments after being temporarily hypnotized by McMahon’s impressive Rollie Fingers ’stache.