Gene Mueller

Through Gene Mueller is long and varied career in Wisconsin radio, he’s become known for his humor, quick wit, deep knowledge of news, politics, sports, pop culture, and for having a legendary work ethic.

Gene started in radio while still in high school in his hometown of Sheboygan. He took his first professional job as a part-time announcer at WHBL-AM/FM in 1974. He went to college at UW-Stevens Point where he served as news director at the student run radio station, WWSP, while also working part time in the news department at WSPT in Stevens Point. He became a full-time anchor/reporter in 1977. He moved to Milwaukee in 1981 to work at WQFM to join a successful morning show.

In 1982, Gene joined Bob Reitman in WKTI at Milwaukee to form the legendary team of Reitman and Mueller, where they remained on the air for nearly 25 years. When Reitman retired in 2006, Mueller moved to sister station WTMJ-AM where he co-hosted “Wisconsin’s Morning News” where he continued to talk with prominent newsmakers, athletes, and celebrities.

Gene worked with numerous charities throughout his career, including Penfield Children’s Center, cystic fibrosis, and MACC Fund. He’s praised for having always done what’s best for the community he serves and having earned the trust and respect of his listeners.

He retired in 2022.

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