The Christmas Cabbage Patch Kid Craze of '83 is still talked about today. So is the prank by two popular Milwaukee DJs.
Last month, the 620 WTMJ radio team took the stage at the Turner Hall Ballroom for its annual live Christmas show. But don't feel despondent if you missed it, because starting this weekend, you'll be able to hear their goofy holiday good times on air.
620 WTMJ morning host Gene Mueller often jokes that he has a face made for radio, but apparently somebody somewhere thought he might have a face for late night television, sending in an old photo to Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show" last month.
In this Nov. 7 episode of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller talk to Matt's dad, Milwaukee radio host and sports fan Gene Mueller, about the Bucks' trade for Eric Bledsoe and the Packers' loss to the Lions. Also, Intern John joins the show!
In Ep. 24 of The Postgame Tailgate, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by a special guest, 620-WTMJ's Gene Mueller, Matt's dad and an avid Milwaukee sports fan. They discuss Opening Day at Miller Park, the 2017 Brewers, baseball's game-length problem, the Bucks' home stretch and NBA playoffs.
Late Monday evening, WTMJ announced that Bonnie Petrie will join "Wisconsin Morning News," serving as anchor alongside host Gene Mueller.
Maybe it was the time spent in Knoxville that gave WKTI its southern drawl. Late last week, the familiar call letters returned to 94.5 on the dial when the station managers made a format change to mainstream country.
Reactions across Milwaukee were mixed regarding the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks, and while I truly believe Milwaukee is on the way up and that momentum is a wonderful thing, I'd hate to see the momentum halted by small minds and picky picky people.
Gordon Hinkley, 88, died on Monday in West Allis. If you listened to WTMJ-AM 620, chances were that you knew the voice of the man who was on the local airwaves since 1950. If you watch TV today, chances are you've seen him on a Church and Chapel commercial, working with the chain of funeral homes.
Steve Jagler asks some Milwaukee notables about their memories of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago today in Dallas.
Doug Russell, who hosts Brewers post games and "Wisconsin Sports Weekend" on WTMJ-AM 620, filled in for Dennis Krause on Time Warner Sports Channel roundtable recently.
Last time we interviewed Mueller, 54, he was approaching the end of the line on the incredibly popular Reitman and Mueller morning show on the defunct WKTI. Now, he hosts "Wisconsin's Morning News," the culmination of more than 30 years in Milwaukee radio. Enjoy this latest Milwaukee Talks with a local radio legend.
Whatever happened in Milwaukee radio is prelude to 2011, the first full year under a new system of measuring radio listening.
Four Milwaukee radio voices are competing for the attention of Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa: Kidd O'Shea, Wes McKane and Dave Luczak ... John Jagler's goodbye ... The frog in Susan Boyle's throat.
Veteran Milwaukee radio voice John Jagler is taking himself out of the game just as a new ratings system was about to make his job less fun ... Don't look to DirecTV to save anymore ratings challenged television shows ... Seth MacFarlane's "Cleveland Show" makes fun of Wisconsin's waistline.