Milwaukee Talks: WUWM producer Joy Powers

Published Oct. 22, 2019

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.


Why you'll still hear Bruce Winter's voice on WUWM for years to come

Published Dec. 10, 2018

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.


Sykes' national star continues to rise

Published May 26, 2016

Charlie Sykes has long been a star of conservative politics, having built a kind of cottage industry mixing radio, television, books and his own peculiar brand of journalism. He may now be part of "The Mainstream Media."


Lyles leaves WISN morning news

Published Dec. 3, 2014

Later this month, WISN-TV Ch. 12's Marianne Lyles will depart for Indianapolis to join the staff at WTTV-TV.


Should managers get a Hall of Fame asterisk, too?

Published July 25, 2014

This morning, like many of you, I heard retired baseball manager Tony LaRussa on NPR's "Morning Edition" talking about his induction this weekend in the the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. He suggested Mark McGwire should be inducted into the Hall of Fame but with an asterisk. As a manager who benefited from McGwire's performance, should LaRussa's plaque have an asterisk, too?


Nomadic folk duo Blessed Feathers wanders its way into the spotlight

Published Feb. 26, 2014

"Peaceful Beasts in an Ocean of Weeds," the debut album from the folk duo Blessed Feathers, was mostly inspired by places they had lived in. The Wisconsin group only continued to add places to its list, thanks to a two-year span that's seen its members go nomadic, release a new full-length album, build buzz and find themselves the cause of controversy on NPR. It's been quite a road, one that now leads to a show at The Pabst Theater Friday night.


Short sketch comedies find home on Adult Swim

Published July 1, 2013

It's long been known that Cartoon Network isn't just for children. Just like public pools, the cable outlet has an Adult Swim, a time in the day that is set aside for adults.


Milwaukee Talks: WUWM Executive Producer Mitch Teich

Published Jan. 30, 2013

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.


"Car Talk" hosts to hang up wrenches

Published June 14, 2012

If you have gone through your time on this earth as a radio listener and don't know who Click and Clack are, I truly do feel sorry for you. No, really.


Milwaukee Talks: WUWM's Dave Edwards

Published March 15, 2011

Dave Edwards, the long-time general manager of WUWM-FM, is doing double-duty as chairman of the NPR board. He takes a few minutes to talk about the crises rocking public broadcasting.