Today we lost one of the great ones. WMSE DJ Cosmo Cruz passed away quietly this morning in his East Side home. Cosmo fought a long and very valiant battle with liver cancer. Cosmo was one of the most widely known and revered WMSE DJ’s for over 18 years. He brought a knowledge unsurpassed to every show he did. From free jazz to hard bop to punk to where he would remain for the last 14 years hosting Tuesday afternoons from 3pm to 6pm, playing the most in-depth R & B, soul, doo-wop and funk. Every show was a masterpiece with no apologies. He made the airwaves in Milwaukee heavy with every song and set break, pulling music from his vast personal collection and often times spending hours researching and putting together his shows. Few DJ’s will ever surpass his staunch and fiery on-air personality.
Cosmo, you are historic, my friend, and Milwaukee radio will never be the same in your absence.
Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.
With a Heavy Heart,