Palec's open house promises fun and festive Sunday morning radio

Published Dec. 12, 2017

WKLH-FM veteran disc jockey Steve Palec's annual Christmas special airs the week before Christmas. The live Rock & Roll Roots Holiday show - with surprise guests - will be broadcast live on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. until noon.


WKLH's Palec values classic motorcycle music in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 18, 2016

To the get low down on classic Milwaukee motorcycle music, we ride with local music expert Steve Palec, the host of the weekly Sunday morning "Rock and Roll Roots" radio show on WKLH 96.5 FM for nearly 30 years.


Milwaukee Talks: new OnMilwaukee contributor Carole Caine

Published Oct. 26, 2015

If you've lived anywhere in Milwaukee during the last 30 years, you know the voice of Carole Caine. Simply, Caine is a broadcasting legend here in town, serving as one half of the popular Dave & Carole morning show on 96.5 WKLH since the mid '80s. But that abruptly changed when the station didn't renew Caine's contract this summer, and just like that, she was off the air ... gone, but hardly forgotten. An now she's back.


Carole Caine, WKLH part ways

Published July 3, 2015

On Monday, Carole Caine of "Dave and Carole" on WKLH-FM 96.5, had her last day on the air. The newly branded "Hometown Rock" station wanted to take the morning show in a new direction.


Arts brouhaha is little more than morning radio doing its thing

Published July 24, 2014

Let's not overreact to Dave & Carole's incendiary and absurd comments on the arts in Milwaukee on Wednesday. After all, by very definition radio hosts are interested in just one thing, ratings. Whatever it takes, get ratings.


What do you want to hear this week?

Published Nov. 8, 2010

This week, I'm scoring a radio hat trick, appearing on the three different Milwaukee shows. In addition to my normal Friday segments on WKLH and 540 ESPN, I'm standing in for Adler on the Kramp and Adler show on FM 102.1. So, what would you like me to talk about on the radio this week?


Shift switch: WKLH morning show producer

Published April 21, 2010

For one early morning, OnMilwaukee.com Publisher Andy Tarnoff did the job of 96.5 WKLH morning show producer, Marcus Allen, the man behind "Dave and Carole" in the morning. Tarnoff pulled clips, he answered phones and he pushed buttons. It's an intense but anonymous job, which is exactly how Allen likes it. Here's a first-person account of this latest "shift switch."


Steve Palec has a lot to get off his chest

Published March 1, 2010

To all the fine people at WKLH and OnMilwaukee.com that suggested I write a blog, I would like to respectfully say, "What, are you nuts??" Then it hit me. I answer every e-mail anyway, so why not share them with you? Music questions, business questions, rib questions, comments, advice, confessions and anything in between is fair game.


Milwaukee Talks: WKLH radio host Steve Palec

Published Feb. 10, 2010

Milwaukee radio veteran Steve Palec is a busy man. In addition to hosting "Rock and Roll Roots" every Sunday on 96.5 FM WKLH, he also hosts a weeknight show Monday through Fridays called "Legends of Rock" on the station. On top of that, Palec holds a "real" job in commercial real estate as a senior vice president at CB Richard Ellis.


Click your way to a $50,000 donation to Children's Hospital

Published Feb. 2, 2010

This morning, on my weekly radio segment with Dave Luczak and Carole Caine on 96.5 WKLH, my hosts asked for a favor. They requested that I reach out OnMilwaukee.com's hundreds of thousands of readers to do something very simple: vote for them as North America's "most caring radio station."


OMC Recommends: Cool stuff we like right now

Published Nov. 22, 2007

An easy way to pay parking tickets, tasty snacks, an "Amazing" track, MU's cool basketball uniforms and some outstanding Americana music top the discussion in the OnMilwaukee.com editorial office.