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
 
 Marketplace - January 12, 2019
 #WeWant: Post-holiday edition
 Lots of stuff winds up on my desk with the request to review it. Not all makes the cut. But some products stand out and deserve a mention. And, of course, I'm consuming on my own time, too. Here's the new stuff filling up my house after the holidays.
 
 Music - January 5, 2019
 All about that bass: Local voice artist David Lee creates internet radio station
 You may remember David Lee's name from the old WQFM - but you certainly know his deep, bass voice from station IDs on Westwood One, MLB Network and more. Lee's baritone voice is everywhere these days, and now it's found a new home on a newly created Internet radio station the Green Bay native calls "The Titletown Music Archive."
 
 Sports - December 19, 2018
 Dillard bids Brewers' fans farewell, thanks Milwaukee for the memories
 Long-time Brewers pitcher Tim Dillard signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. Before he left the team he was drafted by in 2001, the fan-favorite had some words for fans in Milwaukee. We can't help but be excited for him.
 
 Movies & TV - December 10, 2018
 Why you'll still hear Bruce Winter's voice on WUWM for years to come
 When WUWM program director Bruce Winter died last month of complications from cancer at age 64, long-time listeners may have expected the voice they've heard on 89.7 FM to go silent for the first time since 1978. But that's not what station manager Dave Edwards, who worked alongside his friend the entire time, had in mind.
 
 Movies & TV - November 27, 2018
 iHeart flips switch on 97.3, launches new FM sports station "The Game"
 What has already been a tumultuous year in local radio took another unexpected turn this morning, as iHeartMedia Milwaukee unveiled 97.3 FM The Game.
 
 Holiday Guide - November 26, 2018
 7 ways to stay sane on Cyber Monday
 It's easy to get swept up in Cyber Monday mania, because scoring an amazing deal is an adrenaline rush. But just because it's cheap doesn't mean you need it, and plenty of pitfalls are out there that make this super shopping day less than spectacular than it's cracked up to be.
 
 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.
 


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