Every Wednesday at noon, Ryan Schleicher, Evan Rytlewski, and Matt Wild take to the WMSE airwaves to discuss all things Milwaukee. This half-hour fun-fest is called The Disclaimer, so named because none of the oft-ridiculous views expressed on the show necessarily reflect the views of the hosts’ employers. Milwaukee music, Milwaukee art, Milwaukee events, and D.I.Y. lawn care tips are frequently discussed—and rarely agreed upon. The Disclaimer: Talk radio for the sane.
It may be Summerfest and something is probably happening with the arena again, but the big news is Milwaukee County Transit System’s 72-hour “strike”—a.k.a. “work stoppage.” Whatever you call it, no Milwaukee busses will be running from 3 a.m. July 1 until 3 a.m. July 4, causing headaches for some and anger for others. Ryan, Evan, and Matt go over the basics of the strike, and turn to an excellent Urban Milwaukee piece that dispels some myths surrounding it. (It’s also agreed that all Urban Milwaukee pieces should be read in the soothing, husky voice of president Jeramey Jannene.) Next, the fellas discuss Apple Music, and wonder if the just-launched streaming service can dethrone already-established competitors like Spotify. Evan and Ryan are hopeful, and Matt fesses up to liking that new Bob Dylan album where he sings Frank Sinatra songs.