Andy Tarnoff

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Andy is the founder and co-owner of OnMilwaukee.com. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.

Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.

Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.



Recent Articles
 
 Milwaukee History - October 29, 2018
 Yes, you can call "the weather" again
 A few months ago, we told you about a wonderfully old-school phone number that let you call the time. Now, the service run by John Lochridge in Dallas, has added the current weather and forecast back into the service.
 
 Music - October 11, 2018
 Simple Minds' Charlie Burchill previews Saturday's Pabst show
 Simple Minds hasn't plated in Milwaukee in a long, long time, but that changes Saturday. We caught up with original member Charlie Burchill for a preview. He says he's very happy to be back in the states for this tour, which he admits is long overdue.
 
 Sports - October 11, 2018
 8 things you didn't know about Brewers manager Craig Counsell
 There's a lot of trivia surrounding the Whitefish Bay native that you might not know. Here are eight nuggets you can use to impress your friends.
 
 Sports - October 9, 2018
 We're one game away from free George Webb burgers
 It's happened only once in franchise history. But now it's one game away from happening again. The Brewers, who have won 11 games in a row, have a chance to make it 12 in game one of the NLCS on Friday. And then it's free burger time from George Webb.
 
 Sports - October 3, 2018
 Being a Brewers fan in the bad old days of the '90s
 I became a Brewers lunatic fan in 1993, at the age of 19. Before that, I was a kid who liked the Crew, who remembered the '82 World Series, but as a teenager on the East Coast, didn't have much access to the team. Only as I came back to Milwaukee for summers during college, did I start to rekindle my love for the Brewers.
 
 Sports - October 1, 2018
 VIDEO: McClung reflects on Brewers '08 road to the postseason
 Seth McClung, former Brewers pitcher, remembers 2008 very well. That was the season, after 26 years of a playoff drought, the Brewers clinched the Wild Card on the final day of the season. And Big Red was there.
 
 Sports - September 28, 2018
 My '82 Brewers reunion
 Every year on Sept. 28, I think of my greatest Brewers memory of all time. It was, without a doubt, witnessing an impromptu '82 (and '87) reunion on Sept. 28, 2000, the night of the last game at County Stadium.
 
 Marketplace - September 22, 2018
 First look: 24 hours with the new iPhone XS
 In 11 years of living with every iPhone model but the first, I've never laid hands on a more subtle upgrade as the new iPhone XS. Even I can barely tell what's going on with this $999 phone. Should you buy it? Read on.
 
 Music - September 1, 2018
 The angriest e-mail I've ever received
 I didn't expect to get this scathing e-mail over a ancient review of the puzzling Elton John concert at the Harley 100th anniversary. But I did. Enjoy it again.
 
 Music - September 1, 2018
 My favorite review, ever: Elton John silences the Harley roar
  I have a bunch of memories from that bash. I rented out my house to some bankers from Boston for $2,000. I got LASIK surgery that week, and spent the time recovering at my then-girlfriend-now-wife's house. But most of all, I remember "the show."
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Movies and Television - April 8, 2014
 Corbin Bersen talks "Major League" and more
In this podcast, we caught up with Bernsen to talk about the filming of "Major League," his memories of Milwaukee, Charlie Sheen, and what he’s working on now. Bernsen said he wants to see all the extras at the game tonight to stand up and sing "Wild Thing."
Length: 00:07:33
 
Movies and Television - April 4, 2013
 Aisha Tyler of "Archer" talks about the live show and more
In our podcast, Tyler talks about her quarter-million Twitter followers, pushing the boundaries even harder on cable TV, the Hooters girl that she is modeled after, as well as her anti-bullying work. If you’re a fan of “Archer,” it’s definitely worth a listen.
Length: 00:08:02
 
Comedy - October 20, 2012
 Howie Mandel discusses his career as a comedian, actor, author and gameshow host
Howie Mandel talks about a specific episode of “St. Elsewhere,” as well as his battle with OCD, mysophobia and more.
Length: 00:09:38
 
Music - April 17, 2012
 The Dandy Warhols' Courtney Taylor-Taylor talks Dig! and more (explicit)
The Dandy Warhol's front man, Courtney Taylor-Taylor reflects on the 18 year history of his band, the documentary "Dig!" and how touring has changed from the old days. He also talks about the band's new album, "This Machine," was will be released this month.
Length: 00:20:02
 
Movies and Television - March 9, 2012
 RJ Mitte discusses CP, "Breaking Bad," Milwaukee and more
RJ Mitte plays Walt Jr on AMC's "Breaking Bad." He was in town as the United Cerebral Palsy Youth Ambassador. Like his character on the show, the 19-year-old actually has CP, though Mitte’s is a milder form of the disability. In this podcast, he talks about the Emmy award winning show, Cerebral Palsy and the projects he's working on in 2012.
Length: 00:09:51
 
Arts and Entertainment - June 15, 2011
 Andy Tarnoff talks to Dave and Carole about 100 ways to make the fests better
Andy Tarnoff talks to Dave and Carole about 100 ways to make the fests better.
Length: 00:09:44
 
Entertainment - December 2, 2010
 Potawatomi's Vince Van Patten talks Miracle on Canal Street
Potawatomi Bingo Casino spokesperson Vince Van Patten talks about visiting Milwaukee to promote Miracle on Canal Street.
Length: 00:00:57
 
Arts and Entertainment - November 12, 2010
 Andy gets more famous Milwaukee relatives suggestions from Dave and Carole
In his weekly segment on 96.5 WKLH, the listeners of Dave and Carole pitch in with their suggestions for the relatives of Milwaukee's celebrities.
Length: 00:33:28
 
Music - August 4, 2010
 Burning Sons' Dan DuChaine previews his upcoming show at The Monkey Bar
Burning Sons'Dan DuChaine explains what the gig will be like, and why it's a hell of a bargain to pop the $7 for the cover, though that part I actually understand: in addition to a turn-it-up-to-11, high-energy show, you also get a copy of Burning Sons' "Masquerade" EP on vinyl.
Length: 00:03:37
 
Music - June 28, 2010
 2010 Summerfest preview of Some Hear Explosions
One of the best parts of Summerfest is the opportunity to hear local music on the big stage. Los Angeles' Some Hear Explosions isn't exactly local, but two out of their three members do hail from Wisconsin.
Length: 00:02:36