By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Aug 19, 2010 at 12:14 PM

And you thought WMSE’s Radio Summer Camp ended with a free Sunday cookout in Cathedral Square Park a few weeks ago ...

This weekend WMSE dishes up The Radio Summer Camp Symposium, a convention-style event with breakout sessions on topics like developing band brand identity, licensing, recording, booking and touring, financial planning, careers in music beyond playing in a band and more.

Violent Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo will give the key note address at the symposium, which takes place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at MSOE's Student Life and Campus Center, 1025 N. Broadway.

"There’s just no blueprint for bands," said WMSE Promotions Director Ryan Schleicher.

"We have almost 30 years of being closely tied to the music community and believe it’s important for the station to use the resources we’ve built to help bands in any way we can. I’d even go so far as to say it’s our duty."

WMSE will provide breakfast and lunch and the day will close with a networking and socializing session. A complete schedule of the symposium events is here.

"Milwaukee has an extreme depth of people who have seen and experienced, and who are still experiencing, the ins and outs of the music industry," said Tom Crawford, WMSE's station manager.

"We have a great relationship with a lot of these people and that allows us to put them in front of young people who crave the information these veterans have racked up over the years."

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

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 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 has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.