Lake Geneva native Joy Powers has taken a circuitous route to get back to Wisconsin. The "Lake Effect" producer and reporter worked in and out of radio, including a stint at WBEZ in Chicago, before joining the staff at 89.7 WUWM.
We caught up with Chef Lidia Bastianich in anticipation of her Milwaukee appearance at The Pabst Theater on Saturday, Jan. 16 to chat with her about the show, her impressions of Milwaukee and her advice for aspiring Italian cooks.
Country station WMIL-FM 106.1 maintained its hold on the market, despite seeing a drop in overall listeners.
Mitch Teich, the executive producer of WUWM's "Lake Effect," isn't a native Milwaukeean. In fact, he's traveled around the country building his radio resume, but for the past seven years, he's called Wisconsin his home. And it shows. The 43-year-old host of the local interview show has taken the time to become an expert in the issues he covers on "Lake Effect." Teich says his job is like taking a midterm exam on a different topic every day.
"Flash Fiction Fridays," the popular monthly segment on WUWM's "Lake Effect" program, is now in book form. Robert Vaughan compiled and edited 34 stories for the book that were originally read on the air.
Sarah Palin has a deal with Discovery Channel for her first "reality" TV show ... The Milwaukee Iron gets a radio home ... The show Siskel and Ebert began in the 1980s has been canceled.
Nielsen says 90 percent of us won't be watching the game in bars or restaurants ... A photo finish at 10 p.m. in the January ratings ... And video of Jon Stewart's visit to Bill O'Reilly's Fox News Channel show.
In a forthcoming edition of Lake Effect, NPR's Dan Harmon and I discuss pizzerias -- what makes a good pizzeria, what makes a good pizza?
I made my radio debut on WUWM (89.7) during its Lake Effect program on Wednesday, Sept. 3, as a guest food contributor, and will have the opportunity to do so every six weeks or so from now on.