Each year, Milwaukee's own 88Nine Radio Milwaukee pays tribute to homegrown talent via the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards. It's a process that requires your input.
The nonprofit station wants you to vote in categories like Album of The Year, Song of The Year, Band of The Year, Music Video of the Year, Best Album Artwork, Milwaukee Music Ambassador and others.
Voting is open now at and click here to have your say before the ballot closes at the end of the day on Nov. 27.
As always, this is a two-part process.
The second part is the announcement of the winners, which takes places at the annual Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, held this year on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Turner Hall Ballroom.
The event will include performances by Backline Class of 2019: REYNA, WebsterX, Klassik, Immortal Girlfriend, Kaylee Crossfire and Bravo.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts an hour later.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.