88Nine Radio Milwaukee's free Internet stream will silent for 24 hours to symbolically demonstrate the impact in just a few weeks of a recent federal copyright ruling. RadioMilwaukee (88.9 FM) will turn off its Internet simulcast all day Tuesday as part of the national "Day of Silence" by web broadcasters across the country to demonstrate how Internet radio will sound in about three weeks – unless Congress reverses the copyright decision.
"RadioMilwaukee is participating in the Day of Silence because this is one of the best ways to accomplish two goals: raise awareness of the threat posed to free Internet radio and demonstrate what will be lost if Internet radio is forced to go silent," said J. Mikel Ellcessor, Executive Director of Radio For Milwaukee, which operates 88Nine RadioMilwaukee. "RadioMilwaukee exists to champion southeastern Wisconsin's creative communities, add a diverse, contemporary voice to the noncommercial space and raise awareness of the Milwaukee region's tremendous vitality. Our free Internet stream supports all three of these goals."