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
 
 OnMilwaukee News - March 31, 2020
 Let's all laugh together
 We're still doing April Fool's Day, but we're telling you about it in advance. No political jokes, no cancelled event pranks, and certainly, no jokes about coronavirus.
 
 Marketplace - March 28, 2020
 Local Harley dealer pledges to keep employees working through pandemic
 House of Harley-Davidson has enacted a plan to keep its sales and service workers employed throughout this difficult time. Fortunately for the dealership, owner Jeff Binkert notes that the police motorcycles it services remain essential.
 
 Sports - March 26, 2020
 MLB.com's McCalvy pens Brewers official 50th anniversary book
 While the start date of the 2020 Brewers season remains in questions, it's nonetheless the Crew's 50th anniversary season, and Triumph Books understandably tapped veteran beat reporter Adam McCalvy to write "The Milwaukee Brewers at 50."
 
 Marketplace - March 24, 2020
 Small business owners feel the pinch, cling to hope
 Much has been written already about workers in the gig economy, as well as employees of the service industry. The economic shutdown from coronavirus has been nothing short of devastating for so many Milwaukeeans, and it will get worse before it gets better. I reached out to three Milwaukee business owners I know to see where things stand during this unprecedented time of crisis.
 
 Marketplace - March 23, 2020
 When your boss won't let you work from home: fight or quit?
 For most office jobs, coronavirus means working from home, video and conference calls - and lots of multitasking with children out of school for the foreseeable future. But if your boss insists that you come to the office? Here are two stories of how Milwaukee employees handled it.
 
 Music - March 18, 2020
 DeLorenzo offers Femmes fans an Easter egg with "Trancephone" EP
 It's been a while since Victor DeLorenzo released a solo album. One of the founding members of the Violent Femmes, and now half of the duo Nineteen Thirteen, DeLorenzo has put his attention toward the former: a unique blend of drums and cello that you have to hear to believe. But the itch to record something with more than two instruments brought DeLorenzo back into the attic studio behind his East Side home.
 
 Bars & Clubs - March 2, 2020
 Bartender confidential: Secrets and stories from behind the bar
 Jessica Schlitz is a career bartender. With her years of experience, the 46-year-old Mequon native has seen a lot. But now that she's not currently bartending, she's willing to tell the stories most bartenders would never divulge.
 
 Marketplace - February 27, 2020
 Minority-owned IronwoodDrive Financial Group leads by example
 Michael Sheppard, the founder and managing partner of IronwoodDrive Financial Group, didn't come from a background in finance. He went to school to become an electrical engineer, and was later signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, when football didn't pan out, Sheppard turned his attention to the financial services industry, where he is one of a very small minority of African-Americans in his field.
 
 Music - February 3, 2020
 Adele tribute band heats up Valentine's Day with show at Northern Lights
 When Jennifer Schafer takes the stage at Northern Lights Theater on Valentine's Day, her Adele tribute band, Rumour Has It, is hardly just impersonating the British vocalist's hits. "I really like capturing just the essence of what she does," says Schafer, who also fronts a Heart tribute band and a classic rock cover band. "Adele is just really real. A lot of the music really speaks to me."
 
 Buzz - January 7, 2020
 Meet Milwaukee's "butterfly guy"
 Jason Auerbach is running for the open alderman seat in District 14, the Bay View position long held by Ald. Tony Zielinski. But while he's happy to talk about his ideas for Milwaukee, what really gets him fired up is the topic of monarch butterflies.
 


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