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.


A look inside Downtown's naked underground pools

Published Jan. 19, 2018

Recently, WUWM-FM's Bonnie North invited me on to the station's popular "Bubbler Talk" show to answer a listener's question about underground baths Downtown where the elite met to presumably get deals done and that reminded of a number of underground spaces I've seen over the years that fit the bill.


"Beyond Sherman Park" takes stock of central city a year after unrest

Published Aug. 5, 2017

A recent community gathering, "Beyond Sherman Park," addressed the state of the central city a year after violent protests broke out in response to the shooting of Sylville Smith by a police officer on Aug. 13, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


8 questions for Italian chef Lidia Bastianich

Published Jan. 11, 2016

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.


Milwaukee Soundbites: Local radio legend Bob Reitman

Published May 11, 2015

Ya-ya, Milwaukee! It's time for our sophomore episode of Milwaukee Soundbites. Episode two brings us to to local radio legend Bob Reitman, and as you'd expect from a man with close to half a century of professional work around the world of music, he's got some fine stories to tell about his best and worst concert experiences, his first album (and its sad fate) and plenty more.


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.


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.


AJ Bombers, bacon get big hugs on Destination America

Published Dec. 31, 2012

So, if you create a list of must-haves in the world of bacon, then AJ Bombers is probably on the list. Well it is definitely on the list of the producers of "The United States of Bacon" on the Destination America channel.


Milwaukee Talks: 88Nine program director Mark Keefe

Published June 14, 2011

A little over a year ago, radio veteran Make Keefe stepped in as 88Nine Radio Milwaukee proggram director during a time when several of Milwaukee's media were launching major criticisms of the station. During his time on the job, Keefe has helped to rework the station through both his love of music and the medium of radio.


OnMedia: Channel 12 is getting up earlier

Published Aug. 31, 2010

Channel 12 starts its morning news a half-hour earlier ... Channel 6 is turning to radio to complete the staff for its new local non-news 9 a.m. show ... A goodbye to Jack Horkheimer.


Schubert debuts on WUWM's Lake Effect

Published Sept. 5, 2008

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.


Milwaukee Talks: WUWM reporter Erin Toner

Published June 12, 2008

If you're a regular listener to 89.7 WUWM-FM, you know the voice of Erin Toner. She's the local host of "All Things Considered," as well as a reporter and producer for the local NPR affiliate.


UWM profs call for chem-free grass

Published May 19, 2008

Susan Firer and Jim Hazard want UWM to stop using TruGreen on the campus' grass. Especially if the university wants to claim to have a "green ethic."