Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon to Host New Radio Show for Radio Milwaukee

Justin Vernon is no stranger to radio, but you’ve never heard it like this.

Starting Sunday, the Bon Iver frontman will host his first radio show, “Song Chest Radio Hour,” which will air exclusively through WYMS-FM (88.9), aka Radio Milwaukee.

“We will try to spread love, joy and acceptance by playing songs you love and enjoy,” read a message on the show’s website, songchest.org. “We will do some reading. We’re going to chat a bit. And we will sing too.

New episodes of the show will air at 5 p.m. central time on the first Sunday of each month on the station’s local FM dial and its online stream on radiomilwaukee.org. Archive episodes will be available via MixCloud.

Although this is a new venture for Vernon, the Eau Claire artist has a history of collaborations with Radio Milwaukee. They partnered with the “For Wisconsin” ballot initiative in 2020, and Vernon last year served as one of the artist mentors for Radio Milwaukee’s Amplifier program.

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