By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Oct 02, 2013 at 3:08 PM

WLUM-FM 102.1 has announced the lineup for its holiday concert set for Dec. 12 and 13 at The Rave in Milwaukee.

The eighth annual "Big Snow Show" will be led by Phoenix, a French alternative band that headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and was featured at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

U.K. artist and 2012 Mercury Prize winners Alt-J, a United Kingdom band that won the 2012 Mercury Prize, will be joined by Southern California band Grouplove and U.K. exports Bastille round out the Thursday night bill.

The Arctic Monkeys, another U.K. band, will headline the Friday night show and will perform with 2013 Mercury Prize nominees Foals and Scandinavian electro-alt trio NoNoNo.

"This is an absolutely can't miss lineup of world class bands who make great music and really deliver live," program director Jacent Jackson said in a statement.

"To have Coachella headliners headlining FM 102/1's Big Show Show 8? How amazing is that?"

Two-day admission tickets to "Big Snow Show 8" are $55, with V.I.P. passes for $65. FM 102.1 Club members can already purchase tickets, and the rest of the world can buy them starting Friday. Call (414) 342-7283 for tickets or go online on

RADIOTHON: WLDB-FM B93.3 will have its fifth annual "Jane & CV Call To Care Radiothon" on Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"We’re privileged to have the platform at B93.3 to spread the word about this extraordinary organization," said morning show co-host Jane Matenaer.

"ABCD provides a truly unique service – much needed support and mentoring after you hear those frightening words, ‘You’ve got breast cancer’ – to those directly and indirectly affected by breast cancer."

Matenaer and Carol Vonn (CV) will anchor the 13-hour radiothon at the B93.3 studio in Menomonee Falls. Listeners are encouraged to call in and donate and bid on auction items to benefit ABCD.

ABCD (After Breast Cancer Diagnosis) provides free, personalized information and one-to-one support to people affected by breast cancer. While science searches for a cure, ABCD compliments the work of healthcare providers by serving as a reliable, accessible, and highly personalized breast cancer support resource for patients and their loved ones.

ABCD provides breast cancer support through its signature one-to-one mentoring breast cancer support service, a breast cancer helpline and resource list.

Find out more about the mentor outreach and education program here.

Items up for bid include a trip for two to RIU Palace Montego Bay, Jamaica, a Blue Harbor Resort overnight stay with spa treatment, a Bridgeport Waterfront Resort overnight stay, dinner for eight Capital Grille, tickets to Jersey Boys at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, and more. Find a complete list of items to be auctioned at

WLDB-FM B93.3 and WLUM-FM 102.1 are parts of the Milwaukee Radio Alliance LLC, a partnership between Green Bay Packers player and NFL Hall of Famer Willie Davis’ All Pro Broadcasting and Shamrock Communications. The Milwaukee Radio Alliance also owns and operates WZTI-AM 1290 Martini Radio.

Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist

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