WISN-TV named station of the year

Published May 4, 2015

Last weekend, representatives from television and radio stations converged on Madison for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association 2014 Awards for Excellence.


Area broadcasters earn regional awards

Published April 27, 2015

WISN-TV Ch. 12 was awarded two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards last week. The ABC affiliate was recognized for Best Newscast and Breaking News by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).


OnMedia: "What about WUWM?"

Published Aug. 5, 2011

Tuesday's column on why we're not getting an all-news radio station yielded a response from newsy WUWM-FM. ... A buttery State Fair surprise for Channel 4's Jesse Ritka. ... Jerry Lewis and MDA part company.


OnMedia: A little shuffling tightens the local focus on AM 620

Published June 13, 2011

Some changes in the schedule will tighten the local radio product WTMJ-AM sells to advertisers and listeners - and it sends the vile Michael Savage packing. ... WUWM tries to end the fiscal year in the black with a fund drive. ... Nick "Ron Swanson" Offerman goes on camera for a long interview.


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.


OnMedia: Mercure at the microphone

Published Jan. 3, 2011

Former Channel 4 investigative reporter John Mercure takes over the host chair on WTMJ radio today at 3 as the station tinkers with its identity ... WUWM tweaks its lineup ... PBS' "American Experience" looks at Robert E. Lee tonight.


OnMedia: Brett Favre, his crocs and modern "news"

Published Aug. 12, 2010

Last week's Brett Favre scandalette wasn't important news. But it's an example of how news is changing ... The judging panel on "American Idol" is changing, too, and changing and changing ... A video look at AJ Bombers' Joe Sorge and how he uses Twitter and other social media to move burgers.


Talking Brett and his Crocs

Published Aug. 11, 2010

I'm chatting with WUWM's Bonnie North today about Brett Favre's sexting scandal, and how the old-line media handled it.


OnMedia: Not as simple as seven dirty words

Published May 12, 2010

George Carlin's famous list of seven words you can't say on TV isn't really what broadcasters take into account when they bleep out a word. As a WUWM case shows, it's more complicated than that.


WYMS-FM picks up "World Cafe"

Published May 7, 2010

A week after WUWM-FM dropped the nightly "World Cafe" music show, WYMS-FM has picked it up.


OnMedia: A heckuva hello for "Glee"

Published April 15, 2010

The return of Fox's "Glee" pulled in a healthy audience ... Oprah Winfrey tells a Wisconsin story ... Satellite radio looks like it's on the upswing.


OnMedia: Hank, what were you thinking?

Published April 9, 2010

Henry VIII has his hands full with a rambunctious young wife as the fourth season of "The Tudors" debuts this weekend on Showtime... Traditional radio listening is down... Post-Katrina New Orleans is the setting for the new HBO series "Treme."


OnMedia: TLC picks up Sarah Palin's TV show

Published March 25, 2010

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.


OnMedia: Sorting through Milwaukee's media

Published March 15, 2010

If you're visiting, or new to town, sorting through Milwaukee's media -- especially the radio dial -- can be a daunting task. Here's a little primer to help you through it.