Talk radio

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Milwaukee Talks: WNOV's Sherwin Hughes

Published Nov. 21, 2016

Sherwin Hughes, a talk show host on black-owned WNOV (AM-860), provides a much-needed African American voice on Milwaukee radio that offers black opinion and commentary.

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Sykes will be missed in the mornings on Milwaukee radio

Published Oct. 5, 2016

I've known Charlie Sykes since he was 16 years old, a freckle-faced kid swimming in the wake of his colorful father, Jay, trying to keep up. He's leaving WTMJ after a quarter-century and the Milwaukee radio landscape is going to be poorer because of it.

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Longtime talk radio host Eric Von dies at 58 of heart attack

Published Sept. 9, 2016

Eric Von, a longtime leader in black community talk radio, died Thursday at the age of 58. Cause of death was an apparent heart attack. Von had survived a heart attack just one month earlier. He was a radio host at WNOV when he died.

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Packers players launch non-sports talk radio show

Published July 23, 2014

Mark Tauscher and John Kuhn of the Green Bay Packers will get their own one-hour show for eight weeks this season. "Tauscher and Kuhn" is slated to air at noon on selected Tuesday afternoons on WTMJ-AM 620.

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Zimmerman trial, local rally moves and fuels talk

Published July 26, 2013

There was a lot of emotion after the criminal trial against George Zimmerman concluded. On TV, radio, social media and from our own personal connections, people shared what they thought of the acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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WMCS 1290 silences the talk

Published Feb. 26, 2013

It was a shock to hear that Milwaukee's home for black talk radio had decided to change formats Tuesday. It was even more a shock when the station started playing Elvis to make sure listerners got the point.

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Should talk radio hosts endorse candidates?

Published Aug. 9, 2012

It was an interesting conversation. Political talker Jay Weber asked his morning audience on WISN-AM 1130 whether he should let them know who he was going to vote for in the U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday.

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There are plenty of sports to talk about

Published June 26, 2012

For talk radio hosts, news usually happens in some sort of cycle. There's the 24/7 news cycle, or the political cycle. Then there's the sports cycle ... and in Wisconsin there is very little down time.

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Radio that's more conversation than talking

Published April 19, 2012

Often on the airwaves, the voices tend to be one-way. Commercials sell their services or goods, singers and musicians entertain you, announcers tell you the weather conditions and read headlines. But on some spots on the dial, the tone is different. Time is given to talk, to express feelings, share thoughts and seek engagement.

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Standing up against what's wrong for Milwaukee: Part III

Published May 29, 2008

We're having an editorial staff debate at SBT about whether radio talk show host Mark Belling is a loose cannon who shoots off his mouth about things he knows little about or simply a pathological liar.