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Behind Milwaukee Strong w/ Kevin Sucher, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
Episode 2628th July 2020 • Creative MKE • Imagine MKE
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Cue TV Announcer voice: This week, in a crossover event that only the Imagine MKE podcast network can bring you, it's "Milwaukee Strong" week, where each podcast takes a look a different part of the "Milwaukee Strong" song and video project.

On Imagine this Podcast, the gang welcomes Kevin Sucher, Executive Director of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, for a little Behind the Music treatment of pulling together the "Milwaukee Strong" project. They also talk about yacht rock (naturally), what it's like to join and lead an organization during a pandemic, and the evolution of Milwaukee's music scene.

Mac and David share stories about their own wonder at music production virtuosity from the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Taylor Swift, and Def Leppard (2:10); “Milwaukee Strong” transition (11:25); Starting as the ED of Radio Milwaukee during the pandemic (12:49); The origins, genre, and recording of “Milwaukee Strong” (14:42); Writing an anthem and why it’s important to have a song that everyone can sing along to (19:26); Mac basically asks Kevin, “How do you make a hit?” (25:06); Changing nature of the recording process and how it’s affecting pop music (30:02); Milwaukee’s music scene (34:10); How 88Nine is dealing with coronavirus (38:58); What keeps Kevin up at night about the Milwaukee music scene (42:20); Kevin's reign as arts and culture czar (45:18); Plugs (47:23).

Audio transitions: Milwaukee Strong by Shonn Hinton and performed by The Milwaukee All-Stars.

Mac's Pop Song March Madness Bracket from 2018, where number 1 seed "What a Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers lost to "Crazy in Love," by Beyonce in the round of 32.

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