As one of southeastern Wisconsin’s most culturally influential media outlets, 88Nine Radio Milwaukee has experienced incredible growth over the last several years.
As a result, the radio station’s location in the basement of a public administration building was quickly becoming insufficient to accommodate its burgeoning community engagement and fulfillment of its mission. The station needed a space with more room and that would inspire community involvement and positivity.
Catalyst Construction was brought onto the project and renovated a long vacant 14,000 square-foot, two-story building in Walker’s Point into a contemporary radio broadcast facility that serves as a cultural “town square” for the community. The completed station included offices, multiple conference areas, and five new radio/sound studios, all spaciously contained under a community roof that can be used for outdoor concerts and performances.