2007 Articles

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 2007 sees demise of jazz, classical music, nostalgia in Milwaukee radio (12/31)
Wisconsin State Journal: Morning disc jockey J. D. Barber dies (12/29)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In 2007, news anchor Gousha became the news by joining Channel 12 (12/28)
Lincoln Journal Star: KOLN/KGIN news director resigns (12/24)
Star Tribune: Fluff no longer on the KSTP news menu (12/17)
KVLY: KVLY & KXJB Reach Agreement with Charter Communications (12/15)
Quad City Times: WQPT presents options to Black Hawk College trustees (12/13)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: All-digital TV could give news stations a place for wall-to-wall weather (12/13)
Fergus Falls Daily Journal: KVLY, KXJB threaten to leave local TV (12/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: $40 coupons in works for switch from analog TV broadcasting (12/12)
Canadian Press: TV technician fights mandatory retirement (12/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gousha joining Channel 12 to do Sunday show and political analysis (12/5)
Duluth News Tribune: Thief steals equipment from Fox 21 offices (12/4)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Don Imus is back, but you won't hear him on Green Bay radio (12/3)
Duluth Budgeteer: Ralph Doty: Another health crisis for WDIO's news anchor (12/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The 10 p.m. newscast ratings results are in: It's Channel 12 by a nose (11/30)
Duluth News Tribune: Moody leaving KBJR (11/30)
UW-Eau Claire Spectator: Public radio rocks out (11/29)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Morning anchor Lyders is leaving Channel 12 to explore options Ozaukee-Washington Daily News: Former West Bend radio station employee accused of stealing $215,000 (11/28)
Star Tribune: KFAN matches KSTP's offer to Barreiro (11/28)
The Forum (Fargo): 104.7 FM moves to another format (11/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee Symphony applies to FCC for radio station license (11/27)
North Platte Bulletin: Radio explosion: more stations, more choices (11/24)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Allouez-based Sovereign City hopes to meet listeners' needs (11/19)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Other stations applaud WIXX in national radio judging (11/19)
Star Tribune: Neal Justin: Magers' station could look to 'CCO for help (11/19)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Missing radio station van found (11/18)
Lincoln Journal Star: Too early for holiday music? Many radio stations say no (11/15)
Star Tribune: Music fans queue for Cities 97 Sampler (11/15)
Star Tribune: Neal Justin: Minnesota (and WCCO) lure news director Libin back (11/12)
Kearney Hub: Catholic group plans radio station (11/8)
Des Moines Register: Hansen: In a man's world, Soliday proved to be a true pro (11/8)
Des Moines Register: Fales says he won't replace Soliday (11/8)
The Forum (Fargo): Too Tall's first day on air in Bismarck met with high-five (11/8)
Star Tribune: Former Ch. 5 news director Libin will join WCCO-TV (11/8)
Star Tribune: Hines, others are off airwaves (11/6)
Star Tribune: Latest static over remarks at KQ a clear sign of times (11/5)
Star Tribune: Neal Justin: KQRS unwilling to defend irreverence (11/5)
The Forum (Fargo): Stations to share news shows (11/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Christmas gets its earliest start on Milwaukee radio (11/2)
Sioux City Journal: Radio calling found as a youth
St. Paul Pioneer Press: In post-Imus era, KQRS-FM quick to apologize after morning show host Tom Barnard, sidekick insult American Indians (11/2)
Star Tribune: Vikings, WCCO discussing ways to avoid blackout (10/30)
Star Tribune: KQRS to apologize to tribes for Barnard's remarks (10/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 58 to fill 9 p.m. news gap (10/24)
Quad City Times: Future of WQPT-TV might include more local productions (10/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New tube: Digital age offers new opportunities, challenges (10/22)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: After morning show shuffle, WKTI-FM's ratings sag dramatically (10/22)
Duluth News Tribune: Weather anchor's views stir up a storm (10/19)
La Crosse Tribune: KQEG-TV working to fix transmission problems (10/16)
Des Moines Register: KCCI mum on disappearance of sports anchor (10/16)
Star Tribune: Vascellaro praises Shelby as he eases into WCCO's anchor seat (10/15)
The Virginian-Pilot: MPR sues over use of "Current" (10/9)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Former WDUZ, WNFL radio host lands with Globetrotters (10/8)
Star Tribune: MPR picks one of its own to follow Kamman on 'The Jazz Image' (10/5)
Des Moines Register: Iconic DJ savors his 'great ride' (9/30)
KARE 11: Radio legend bids farewell to the airwaves (9/27)
Grand Forks Herald: Rooster goes rock, KCNN to twang (9/28)
The Forum (Fargo): Syzmanski rides radio waves (9/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WJTI-AM brings ESPN Radio Deportes to Spanish-speaking audience (9/28)
Star Tribune: KARE-11 news team wins national Emmy (9/27)
The Forum (Fargo): KVLY’s ‘Too Tall’ shown the door (9/26)
Poynter Online: Lessons from the Bridge: What News Leaders Learned from the 35W Collapse (9/19)
Quad City Times: WQPT-TV governing group presents options for future operations at Black Hawk College (9/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Salomone's movie reviews find new homes at WKLH and Channel 12 (9/21)
Mankato Free Press: Rearranging the radio dial (9/17)
Star Tribune: Vascellaro takes on more co-anchor tasks (9/20)
Quad City Times: Public TV board will consider funding options for station (9/19)
La Crosse Tribune: Bessette leaving WKBT-TV for job in Madison (9/14)
Quad City Times: Brew Ha Ha: Beer flowing to help public TV station (9/16)
The Forum (Fargo): Local Christian radio voice off air (9/13)
Duluth News Tribune: KBJR's news director will step down this week (9/12)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Area Christian radio station marks 40 years on air (9/10)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Brian Allen has joined KSFY-TV (9/10)
Duluth News Tribune: Duluth television news stations nominated for Emmy Awards (9/8)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Radio station KNWC fully back six months after blizzard (9/8)
Des Moines Register: Get To Know: Mike Scholte (KZZQ) (9/8)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Daytime TV changes start today, especially on Channel 4 (9/10)
Star Tribune: Blackout averted, normalcy returns (9/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Martha Stewart, TV show will be making new home on Channel 12 (9/7)
The Forum (Fargo): Bush comes to shove (9/6)
The Forum (Fargo): Radio personality Ed Schultz defends actions in weekend altercation (9/5)
Portage Daily Register: Magnum Radio Group to purchase three stations; changes format for WDLS (9/5)
Star Tribune: Slow sales could result in no TV for Vikings (8/29)
Star Tribune: New TV channel for all possible by Oct. 1 (8/24)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 'Today' expansion will affect Channel 4's 'Morning Blend,' newscast (8/23)
Quad City Times: WQAD hires Rosmilso as GM (8/22)
The Forum (Fargo): New station to run 1-hour Bohl program (8/15)
Lincoln Journal Star: NRG Media to buy Lincoln, Beatrice radio stations (8/16)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-TV makes changes at the top, replacing its general manager (8/15)
WMTV Madison: Tower Safety
The Forum (Fargo): Rock 102 billboard has created controversy elsewhere (8/10)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: HD Radio offering classical music and more, including comedy, blues (8/10)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Layne named KWWL morning, noon co-anchor (8/9)
Star Tribune: News director leaves third-place KSTP-TV (8/8)
Quad City Times: Men who ran pirate radio station face FCC fines (8/7)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): KFXA-TV cancels "Good Day Iowa" (8/1)
Quad City Times: FCC approves construction permit for TV station (8/4)
Duluth News Tribune: KUMD directors face layoffs (8/4)
The Forum (Fargo): Bison media grows (8/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 4's 10 p.m. news retakes the lead spot in July Nielsen ratings (8/3)
Des Moines Register: Dic Youngs, Polly Carver-Kimm leaving KIOA (8/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: In limelight, Snyder never forgot Wisconsin roots (7/31)
Winnipeg Sun: Jazz station officially handed over to new owners (7/30)
Star Tribune: Getting Twins on KSTP not easy for some (7/27)
KCCI: Car Radios Change Channels By Themselves (7/26)
Des Moines Register: Digital radio comes to life in stations across Iowa (7/27)
Rapid City Journal: Ted Turner at home where the buffalo roam (7/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Dan and Nicole leave WISN-AM talk show with grace; Weber's back (7/26)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: KSFY, Avera team up for stories (7/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee station makes country comeback in key demographic (7/25)
Winnipeg Sun: WISN-AM could be moving Weber back to earlier drive-time slot (7/24)
Duluth News Tribune: WDIO dumps Bulldogs hockey (7/20)
Fargo Forum: 'Now turn us on' has one woman turned off (7/20)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Radio's redefinition of 'oldies' reflects nationwide trends, demographics (7/19)
MPR: MPR parent looks to expand east (7/18)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: KELO-TV weatherman is leaving station (7/18)
Duluth News Tribune: KUMD to partner with UMD's journalism program (7/18)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Beth Malicki promoted to KCRG evening anchor (7/18)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Tara Thomas moving to evening KWWL news (7/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Amber Alert cost unclear, but low (7/17)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Thomas lands KWWL evening anchor seat (7/15)
Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder: B96: Does ownership change equal format change?
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Belling, Channel 58 fail to reach agreement on Sunday TV show (7/13)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: KWWL hires Hildreth as new meteorologist (7/12)
Star Tribune: Exec's firing doesn't sit well with Barreiro (7/13)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Non-compete waiver lets Herrera pursue employer that wants him (7/11)
Star Tribune: Clear Channel's Anselmo out of a job (7/10)
Duluth News Tribune: Co-anchor leaves Duluth's KBJR (7/7)
Star Tribune: WCAL fans fight on for reversal of sale (7/5)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: National award gratifies 'I Love Life' broadcaster (6/25)
Albert Lea Tribune: The Hawk radio station becomes The Breeze (6/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Classical loss is not unique to Milwaukee (6/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lack of listeners made classical radio untenable (6/27)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Companies at odds over I.C. cable lineup (6/26)
Des Moines Register: WOI's Cole plays key national role for ABC (6/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee loses classical music radio to fill void left by station shuffling (6/26)
Duluth News Tribune: WDIO-TV tops local news ratings (6/24)
The Capital Times: New radio station is low power to the people (6/22)
The Capital Times: Rules lock some off the airwaves (6/22)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tesh takes on Tesh in the Milwaukee-Racine radio market (6/22)
Quad City Times: WKBF radio flips to Spanish format (6/22)
Quad City Times: College officials OK selling WQPT (6/22)
Mankato Free Press: Mankato Fox station to launch July 1 (6/6)
Quad City Times: WQPT looks into procuring license (6/19)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: 'Smooth jazz' FM station redeploys in response to changes at WKTI (6/19)
Star Tribune: Pohlad's purchase of FM station prompts denial of Twins switch (6/15)
The Capital Times: News vets abandon TV, take it to the Web (6/14)
Wisconsin State Journal: Q106 saves Elver fireworks (6/14)
Star Tribune: Pohlad buys a hip-hop radio station in Edina (6/14)
Star Tribune: Pohlads, yes Carl's family, buy hip-hop station B-96 for stacks of Benjamins (6/14)
Fargo Forum: Station signal upgrade in works (6/12)
Quad City Times: TV stations in spat over storm footage (6/9)
Quad City Times: Hispanic news network coming to Q-C (6/7)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: News director starts at KSFY-TV (6/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Radio veteran Ellen Stout going back on air with WJZI morning show (6/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Breaking-news coverage plays to the priorities of local TV programming (6/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: New Berlin's Sportsman Channel sold (6/4)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Sounds the of the city (5/26)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 12 scores clear win over Channel 4 in 10 p.m. news ratings (5/25)
Star Tribune: ValueVision cuts 170 jobs as shoppers slow buying (5/22)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ fires McBride after bit on girl's shooting (5/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ex-GOP flack doing WTMJ-AM news (5/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Herrera out at WTMJ-AM; will WKTI's Mueller replace him? (5/16)
Duluth News Tribune: Radio station keeps Gunflint Trail connected (5/15)
Des Moines Register: Lazerfest reborn (5/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: McGee's suspension is akin to Imus firing on a local scale (5/11)
Star Tribune: DNR denial of Hubbard mansion is upheld (5/10)
Quad City Times: Q-C radio bosses make simultaneous exits (5/9)
Star Tribune: Drive 105 is looking for some radio Love (5/8)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Saga Communications radio stations show strength with key age group (5/8)
Bismarck Tribune: Local Clear Channel stations sold (5/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: McGee pulled off air (5/5)
Des Moines Register: Sinclair dispute cost Mediacom 19,000 customers (5/5)
The Capital Times: Public radio ratings gain after changes (5/3)
The Capital Times: WPR's new classical channel catches on (5/3)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: New owner buys four area Clear Channel radio stations (5/3)
Des Moines Register: TV-13's Fales takes job in Kansas City (5/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Veteran Channel 6 news anchor adds commentary to 10 p.m. program (5/1)
Quad City Times: Owner of KLJB-TV18 dies (5/1)
The Capital Times: TV's DeSpain leaving Channel 3 (4/30)
Quad City Times: WQAD president, general manager retires (4/27)
Star Tribune: Timberwolves stay course, keep radio broadcasts on BOB 106 FM (4/27)
New Ulm Journal: Sibley County may get first radio station (4/25)
WKBT: Z93's Keith and Sam Moving On... Together
Star Tribune: 'Bizarre Foods' chef to host talk radio show on FM station (4/24)
La Crosse Tribune: Keith and Sam moving up the dial to 94.7 (4/23)
Des Moines Register: Meredith forms new company with Learfield (4/19)
Quad City Times: WQPT looks at funding options (4/17)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Ann Kerian leaves KWWL (4/16)
The Capital Times: The Mic's 'Big Eddie' Schultz delivers big thanks to our city (4/13)
Quad City Times: Veteran radioman leaves Q-106.5 (4/12)
Mason City Globe Gazette: Radio stations change hands (4/11)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Radio station raises money for repairs (4/7)
Star Tribune: Herb Carneal: Goodbye to an old friend (4/2)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: And now, silence (4/2)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Hubbard's new home: One house, two views (3/30)
Wisconsin State Journal: Radio duo preach 'Lunch Pail Logic' (3/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: It's closing time for 'Stimmung Stunde' German music radio show (3/30)
Des Moines Register: KCCI dominates February TV ratings (3/28)
Kearney Hub: Tower going up near where plane brought it down (3/23)
Austin Daily Herald: Overdose blamed in death of former TV reporter (3/26)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Police chief criticizes TV reporter for telling wife her husband had died (3/23)
Star Tribune: KARE late-night newscasts lead in ratings (3/23)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Mediacom Basic Cable rate rising 55% (3/21)
Des Moines Register: Citing costs, Mediacom to raise rates for cable (3/21)
Quad City Times: WQPT plans for future after funding cut (3/21)
Des Moines Register: 'No-nonsense newsman' kept KCCI-TV at top (3/20)
Des Moines Register: Lazer pulls Mancow off D.M. radio (3/19)
Des Moines Register: Mediacom enticing customers who left over Sinclair spat (3/13)
Fargo Forum: Trying to catch Froggy (3/13)
Des Moines Register: Lazerfest to return after 4-year hiatus (3/12)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: WYMS' eclectic music mix may be hard sell for Milwaukee audience (3/12)
Duluth News Tribune: KQDS ready for its news debut (3/10)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Bill would level playing field for TV programming providers (3/9)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: WUWM-FM scaling back 'Lake Effect' as weeklong fund raising starts (3/8)
Star Tribune: New TV show for Pierce (3/8)
Star Tribune: Powerhouse morning team resurfaces after monthslong absence (3/8)
Star Tribune: Country KEEY mainstay moves to conservative talker KTLK (3/8)
Des Moines Register: Cemetery urination cost man his TV job (3/5)
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader: Radio show keeps memories alive (3/5)
Star Tribune: KTLK cuts Colton, gives Lewis an extra hour (3/2)
Quad City Times: 'Rock' rolls to new frequency on FM dial (3/3)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: February sweeps results shake up the local news race (3/2)
Quad City Times: Radio duo aren't violating no-compete clause, judge rules (3/2)
Wisconsin State Journal: Voices of the Badgers (3/1)
Des Moines Register: Low-power radio hits airwaves (2/27)
Des Moines Business Record: Teenager at the controls of Iowa's largest radio station (2/27)
Duluth News-Tribune: Martin's 70 years of experience broadcast on Superior radio show (2/25)
Duluth News-Tribune: Biz Buzz: FOX 21 hires (2/22)
The Capital Times: Public radio liberal? Well, yes, panel says (2/22)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Dan Christopherson dies at age 53 (2/22)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Our changing weather has given Condella 25 years of steady work (2/22)
Wisconsin State Journal: UW-Madison's WSUM celebrates its creative programming (2/22)
Wisconsin State Journal: Should radio tower be in the Arboretum? (2/20)
Duluth News-Tribune: Sunny skies again (2/17)
Quad City Times: Old boss sues Q-C radio duo (2/15)
Duluth News-Tribune: KQDS strikes partnership with News Tribune (2/15)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: West Nile forces KARE's Ken Speake into retirement (2/11)
Duluth News-Tribune: Clear Channel finds buyer for local stations (2/10)
Tomah Journal: Radio station switches to classic rock (2/5)
Kearney Hub: Lex's KRVN, Cozad's KCVN join forces to send signals far and wide (2/3)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Channel 4 interview will try to give rival Channel 12 a run for its ratings (2/2)
Star Tribune: KMOJ is barely there, but on the air (2/1)
Sioux Falls Argus-Leader: Mitch Krebs leaving KSFY (2/1)
Duluth News-Tribune: KQDS drops Air America programming (2/1)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: WYMS' new format, to be revealed in February, will be unique to city (1/31)
Des Moines Register: Senator tells FCC to mediate Mediacom-Sinclair fight (1/31)
Wisconsin State Journal: Katy Sai will sign off after 17 years on air (1/31)
Wisconsin State Journal: 106.7 Jamz Restores Hip-hop To Area Radio (1/27)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Channel 12 general manager promoted to overseeing chain's stations (1/30)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Loss of TV van estimated at $250,000 (1/30
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: KDLT launches Spanish newscast (1/26)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: KSFY-TV anchor might go to work as press secretary for Gov. Rounds (1/26)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Reitman spins discs again (1/26)
Duluth News-Tribune: Reuben Johnson affiliate to buy KDLH building (1/25)
Star Tribune: Rich named Channel 9 sports director (1/25)
La Crosse Tribune: On the record with a local radio legend (1/22)
Des Moines Register: Resolve cable tiff quickly, adversaries are told (1/24)
Fargo Forum: Deal turns dial (1/24)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Maxx stays in the 'Mix,' leaving Milwaukee and heading for Chicago (1/23)
Des Moines Register: Mediacom seeks Sinclair contract similar to recent Time Warner deal (1/22)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: WLUM ratings better at 2nd glance (1/18)
Duluth News-Tribune: Rutledge to return to Northland TV news (1/17)
Des Moines Register: Sinclair to Congress: Keep hands off cable dispute (1/16)
Des Moines Register: Iowa Public Radio pulls show after complaints (1/16)
Fargo Forum: Radio persona sets return (1/16)
Wisconsin State Journal: Hip-hop station switches to hard rock (1/16)
Green Bay Press-Gazette: Launch of digital channel pushed back (1/15)
Des Moines Register: Mediacom requests hearings on dispute (1/14)
The Janesville Gazette: 105.9 makes switch from 'Hot' to 'Hog' (1/14)
The Capital Times: Hip-hop format out at 'Hot 105.9' (1/13)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: The Packers voice (1/13)
La Crosse Tribune: Diana Henry leaving anchor chair at WXOW-TV (1/10)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Early Christmas flip pays off for WMYX ratings (1/11)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Sinclair warns, its stations could be off Mediacom for long time (1/10)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Texas-based company buys KSFY (1/9)
Des Moines Register: Trade group asks Legislature for hearings on cable dispute (1/9)
Des Moines Register: TV fans turn to antennas in cable channel dispute (1/7)
Star Tribune: Reporter Kirgiss leaves Ch. 5 (1/6)
Star Tribune: $45 million for Douglas' forecast firm (1/6)
Fargo Forum: Sale of North Dakota TV stations finished (1/6)
Des Moines Register: Talks fail; Mediacom loses KDSM programming (1/6)
Quad City Times: Dwyer & Michaels will return to Q-C (1/6)
Star Tribune: Hubbard will appeal refusal of St. Croix house (1/5)
Quad City Times: Sale puts WQAD-TV under new owner (1/5)
Des Moines Register: Private firm buys WHO-TV, other N.Y. Times stations (1/5)
Quad City Times: Dwyer, Michaels going down dial, returning home (1/3)
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Everything old is new again on WOKY (1/2)

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