2008 Articles

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Radio station owners search for a formula that works in tough times (12/30)
Green Bay Press Gazette: TV's techie dust still isn't settled (12/29)
Duluth News Tribune: Clock is ticking for your old TV (12/27)
Star Tribune: Four staffers cut at WCCO, KSTP (12/19)
La Crosse Tribune: Tomah's Magnum Radio Inc. is buying La Crosse's KQEG-TV (12/19)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: With 2 months to go in digital TV countdown, questions abound (12/17)
AP: Twin Cities TV viewers: Get ready for digital (12/16)
La Crosse Tribune: Local television stations to test their digital signals tonight (12/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Book recounts history of Milwaukee television in words and pictures (12/16)
Grand Island Independent: Digital TV info ramps up as conversion nears (11/29)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Some local radio stations are showing their altruistic side lately (12/13)
Superior Telegram: KFAN moving to 1490 AM (12/12)
Duluth News Tribune: Duluth sports radio dropping KFAN for ESPN (12/12)
Duluth News Tribune: KUMD's evening format focused on learning (12/11)
Star Tribune: Musicians help send MPR's 'Morning Show' into the sunset (12/12)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Mark Belling puts his own spin on Christmas music with FM special (12/12)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Another TV spat: WBAY dropped from Dish Network (12/11)
Pierre Capital Journal: KCCR takes broadcasting skirmish to county court (12/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee personalities team up for digital TV conversion reminder (12/11)
Star Tribune: Fans in mourning for MPR's 'Morning Show' (12/10)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Digital TV test reveals trouble spots (12/8)
The Capital Times: Madison's ESPN radio changes stations to 100.5 FM (12/4)
Star Tribune: KSTP, Star Tribune announce job cuts (12/5)
Pioneer Press: KSTP layoffs include Emmy winner Piehl (12/5)
AP: Job cuts at Star Tribune, KSTP-TV, including 'Smiley Face Killer' reporter Piehl (12/5)
Sioux City Journal: KTIV cuts station manager job, 2 others (12/5)
Dubuque Telegraph Herald: News partnership journeys into uncharted territory (12/2)
Rochester Post Bulletin: KAAL-TV tunes in Rochester (12/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Blades will slip some chat into a sea of music on 'The Lake' (12/4)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMYX-FM importing Seacrest, shifting McNeil (12/3)
Pioneer Press: On-air reporters laid off at WCCO-AM amid station cutbacks (12/3)
Duluth News Tribune: Radio voice changing for UMD hockey (12/3)
La Crosse Tribune: Local TV anchors tied down to formal apparel (12/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channels 12, 4 monthly ratings too close to call (11/27)
MinnPost: WCCO Radio asks big names to take 10 percent pay cut (11/25)
Star Tribune: KFAN commits to Allen with five-year extension (11/26)
KCRG-TV9: Friends and Fans Remember Patrick Mormann (11/24)
Dubuque Telegraph Herald: Radio personality identified as 151 crash victim (11/24)
Dubuque Telegraph Herald: Radio station switches music format (11/24)
Green Bay Press Gazette: WIWB's 'Daily Buzz' will start including a little local buzz, too (11/24)
Wisconsin State Journal: Mid-West Family Broadcasting confirms layoffs (11/20)
Star Tribune: U student is charged in post-firing rant at KSTP (11/20)
WBAY-TV: TV Director Len Ihlenfeldt Dies (11/19)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Warren Gerds column: Digital road lined with a few bumps (11/17)
Star Tribune: Twins broadcaster Gordon signs two-year deal (11/15)
Janesville Gazette: Radio legend to retire as GM (11/13)
Duluth News Tribune: Biz Buzz: KBMX-FM 107.7 (Mix 108) announced a new daily lineup (11/12)
Star Tribune: Radio wiz Anselmo lands top gig at WCCO (11/12)
The Hawk Eye (Burlington): Radio journalist dies (11/11)
Green Bay Press Gazette: LIN TV to get cash for new WLUK retransmission deal (11/10)
Quad City Times: Quad-City Radio Group shuffles morning hosts (11/5)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WKTI and its voices are no more as diverse format debuts (11/7)
WISN-TV: 94.5 WKTI Is No More (11/6)
The Business Journal: WKTI on-air staff out with format switch (11/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Elves bump goblins: WRIT, WMYX launch Christmas carols (11/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Viewers with digital converter, antenna asked to rescan for new lineup (10/30)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: Well-known broadcasters laid off from KROC stations (10/29)
Wisconsin State Journal: Madison's classic rock station 'The Lake' changes to hip-hop format (10/29)
AP: WCCO anchor Trompeter wins Upper Midwest Emmy (10/26)
Star Tribune: KFAN fires Dubay (10/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMSE replacing transmitter, to resume full power soon (10/24)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ, WISN move up in summer Arbitron ratings (10/22)
Quad City Times: WQPT viewership rises, but membership falls (10/20)
Burlington Hawk Eye: Only antenna users will be affected by TV change (10/19)
Star Tribune: St. Louis Park confronts a bigger-isn't-always-better decision (10/19)
Lincoln Journal Star: Jeff Korbelik: KFOR, WOW-FM make changes (10/14)
Star Tribune: MPR's "The Morning Show," to end Dec. 11 (10/16)
Star Tribune: Questions linger over DTV switch (10/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Longtime Channel 6 reporter Joanne Williams to retire (10/7)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Warren Gerds column: WLUK boss: More disputes may come (10/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WisconsinEye expects rebound (10/5)
Duluth News Tribune: Our View: Time running out for FCC, others to troubleshoot (10/5)
Duluth News Tribune: Converter box will clear most digital hurdles (10/5)
La Crosse Tribune: National radio talker Jim Bohannon entertains at Oktoberfest luncheon (10/3)
Peoria Journal Star: WOAM 1350 and WPMJ-FM 94.3 go off the air (10/3)
MinnPost: The ongoing saga of Save WCAL: an update (9/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Doyle was advocate for seniors (10/3)
Duluth News Tribune: TV anchor Pat Kelly plans to retire (10/2)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): Local TV station files petition asking city for e-mails (10/2)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: NBC's "Office" premiere interrupted for some on WTMJ (9/26)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Packers win TV ratings game, by far, over underpowered Emmys (9/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Monday was only a test for February's TV digital conversion (9/19)
North Platte Bulletin: The Hawk, 98.5 FM, finally takes flight (9/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WOKY drops oldies, switches to country today (9/18)
Duluth News Tribune: WDSE receives $454,000 grant (9/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Traffic, news reports supplier, Metro Networks, making cutbacks (9/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: If you watched Monday's test, you know if you're ready for digital TV (9/16)
Sioux City Journal: Powell Broadcasting renames Sioux City radio station (9/15)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: TV stations testing digital signals today (9/14)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Wilmington's digital TV test reveals pitfalls with system (9/15)
Star Tribune: ShopNBC being shopped (9/12)
Duluth News Tribune: Fox21 News changes meteorologists (9/11)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Cable TV still faces another hurdle with the NFL Network (9/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Madison radio team may be heard in Milwaukee (9/3)
Star Tribune: Fake news lives up to its name (9/3)
Winnipeg Free Press: Q-94 rebranded to CURVE 94.3 (8/29)
Duluth News Tribune: WDIO stays on top for late Duluth-area news ratings (8/27)
Broadcasting & Cable: WHO to Test Conversion Aug. 25 (8/22)
Quad City Times: Oldies return to 1170AM (8/21)
MinnPost: KFAI hopes power-up will reverse listenership drop (8/20)
Star Tribune: Ventura may enter the TV ring as host of show to settle conflicts (8/20)
Lincoln Journal Star: Changes coming for 102.7 The Breeze (8/18)
Quad City Times: WQPT's budget plan would put station back in black (8/19)
TV Week: All Rise! Jesse Ventura in Talks for Court Show (8/17)
Onalaska Life: Radio stations also going digital (8/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Give digital TV converter a test before February switch (8/18)
The Guardian: Why TV news in the US is utter rubbish (8/7)
Ironwood Daily Globe: NOAA weather radio nearly complete (8/14)
Dickinson Press: 'Wild' Bill's voice to hit airwaves again (8/9)
Rapid City Journal: KILI marks 25 years as 'lifeline of reservation (8/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Clark Weber's book looks back on "fun years" of music on AM radio (8/14)
Star Tribune: Twin Cities tie for 1st for most viewers in U.S. (8/14)
Star Tribune: Lights go off on illuminating show for and about teens (8/14)
Duluth Budgeteer: The geezer of rock 'n' roll is live on Saturday mornings (8/10)
Star Tribune: CNN sets up one-person Twin Cities news bureau (8/13)
KOTA: KOTA Radio Newsman Dies (8/10)
Rapid City Journal: Veteran KOTA broadcaster Larry Dirksen dies of leukemia (8/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tired of TV's excessive Favre coverage? Like the Packers, move on (8/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMSE is toasted (8/6)
La Crosse Tribune: Eau Claire broadcaster who quit over paid news plan honored (8/5)
Channel 3000: Former WISC-TV Anchor O'Connell Passes Away (8/4)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Former local TV, radio staffer Tedd O'Connell dies (8/4)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Former Packers announcer honored (8/4)
Des Moines Register: Des Moines TV station taken off Dish Network lineup (8/1)
Broadcasting & Cable: Dish Drops Four Citadel Stations in Retrans Impasse (8/1)
BusinessNorth: KUMD overhauls top management (7/31)
Duluth News Tribune: X Fest concert canceled in Duluth (7/30)
Duluth News Tribune: Granite Broadcasting announces appointments (7/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Another sub-channel coming (7/29)
Vernon Broadcaster: Gilbertson, Walby bring radio listeners the action (7/25)
Vernon Broadcaster: Erickson joins McIntosh Library as new director (7/25)
Pioneer Press: WCCO sports anchor Bob Rainey, 46, dies of colon cancer (7/27)
Star Tribune: WCCO's Rainey dies of cancer (7/27)
Star Tribune: For many, digital switch brings in 'can't-see TV' (7/26)
Miwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 4's extra hour of local news is overkill for some viewers (7/25)
Miwaukee Journal Sentinel: Talking politics is a no-no at the table, but on the radio it boosts ratings (7/24)
Miwaukee Journal Sentinel: Digital TV switch brings competing station bosses together (7/23)
Fort Frances Times: Shaw council coverage to stay on air (7/21)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Warren Gerds column: WLUK creates local morning show (7/21)
Mesabi Daily News: KSTP official defends story on Ironworld; no retraction (7/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Only cable, not cable box, is necessary to avoid a digital convertor (7/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 4 airs more programming on Green Bay sister station WGBA (7/17)
Fort Frances Times: Council upset over changes to local Shaw programming (7/16)
Worthington Daily Globe: Spanish radio station hits the airwaves (7/15)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Step-by-step instructions to make the leap to digital TV (7/17)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Channel 26 cuts newscasts, positions (7/15)
Mesabi Daily News: Lawmakers say KSTP should give retraction (7/14)
Star Tribune: FCC dismisses challenge to TV stations over election coverage (7/16)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Viewers object to 'Taxi Driver' airing on oldies TV channel (7/15)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Warren Gerds column: Digital conversion will make your day (7/14)
St. Cloud Times: Catholic radio set to launch (7/12)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: As long as we keep watching, TV will keep presenting breaking news (7/11)
Des Moines Register: Nielsen Media shows KCCI leads May news time slots (7/2)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former 'Michael & CV' partners land new morning radio shows (7/10)
Duluth News Tribune: KQDS-TV hires new anchor (7/8)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Lakefront fireworks drew thousands of viewers - to their televisions (7/8)
Duluth News Tribune: Biz Buzz: Dennis Anderson inducted into hall of fame (7/4)
La Crosse Tribune: Diana Henry joining Madison TV station (7/3)
Star Tribune: KARE-11 recognized for bridge coverage (7/2)
Racine Journal Times: Havel to sign off in Wisconsin at school year's end (6/6)
Duluth News Tribune: Ham radio operators bring the world to the Northland (6/30)
Quad City Times: WQPT to eliminate several PBS shows (6/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMCS-AM radio ends ESPN feed, goes talk and music (6/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Midwest radio stations band together to raise money for flood relief (6/23)
Star Tribune: News Council upholds TV complaints (6/20)
Duluth News Tribune: Minnesota News Council faults KBJR report on slain soldier (6/20)
Grand Forks Herald: KVRR dismisses sports director (6/20)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Chronic illness forcing veteran radio host Ellen Stout into retirement (6/19)
Star Tribune: Radio stations pass the torch for flood relief (6/19)
Star Tribune: TPT wins two Emmys for 'Dragonfly TV' (6/18)
Star Tribune: Channel 12 is back on the air in Mankato (6/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 6 to debut morning news studio resembling downtown loft (6/16)
Duluth News Tribune: News Tribune, Fox 21 receive multiple journalism awards (6/14)
Minnesota Independent: Donors' group demands AG act to void deal that created MPR's The Current (6/13)
Duluth News Tribune: Co-anchor Amy Rutledge will leave Fox 21 for Allete (6/12)
Broadcasting & Cable: KWWL Fights Through Floods (6/11)
Mankato Free Press: KEYC knocked off air for days (6/11)
Valley News Live: Lightning Takes Out Lisbon Radio Station (6/11)
Peoria Journal-Star: Local TV news may be shot in Iowa (5/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The flood of weather coverage on the air was the right call this time (6/10)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Channel 26 drops sports anchors (6/4)
AP: Eleanor Mondale to return to airwaves today (6/2)
Star Tribune: Wolves are headed back to KFAN (5/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 4 prevails in news battle, but Channel 12 wins ratings war (5/23)
Iowa City Press-Citizen: Iowa Public Radio director to step down (5/21)
Star Tribune: Is global warming too hot for the weather report? (5/22)
Washington Post: Digital TV Transition Not as Easy as Advertised (5/20)
Star Tribune: WCCO meteorologist: Global warming 'extremism' uses 'squishy science' (5/21)
Star Tribune: Northern Lights has sights set on all-sports station (5/17)
WXOW: Brad Williams on Jimmy Kimmel Live (5/16)
AP: Creditors force Pappas owner to file for personal bankruptcy (5/15)
Quad City Times: Radio company pulls plug on Geneseo station (5/9)
Star Tribune: Rosen, WCCO see no merit in talk of move (5/9)
Duluth News Tribune: KBJR, KDLH make staffing changes (5/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMIL-FM boosts its ratings among coveted 25-to-54 age group (5/6)
Des Moines Register: Veteran KCCI reporter Parker dies (5/5)
SDSU Collegian: New management brings ideas, vision for SDSU media (4/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: High-def TV brings sub-channels - along with more space for ads (4/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Spanish-only on AM-1510 (4/30)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Former on-air personalities check in (4/28)
Fort Frances Times: B93 settling into new digs (4/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Shopping channel gets new owner, Me-TV format of nostalgic shows (4/22)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Kauffman leaving air after 26 years (4/21)
Grand Forks Herald: McNamara is off the air (4/19)
Star Tribune: KSTP has a live one with new talk show (4/20)
The Forum (Fargo): Hennen heading to former Lauerman's building (4/19)
Green Bay Press Gazette: 'Nightline' to air live again on WBAY (4/14)
Star Tribune: A long goodbye wasn't in the forecast (4/14)
Duluth News Tribune: WDIO-TV anchorman Anderson fighting prostate cancer (4/9)
Star Tribune: WCCO's Paul Douglas is latest victim of CBS layoffs (4/4)
Rochester Post Bulletin: New radio station plays harder-edged rock (4/4)
Duluth News Tribune: Manager for local radio group leaves (4/4)
Beatrice Daily Sun: KWBE Radio is sold -- again (4/1)
Rapid City Journal: Don't touch that calendar - it's not Christmas yet (3/31)
The Forum (Fargo): Radio's Hennen to go it alone (3/28)
Star Tribune: NBC drops plan to sell its stake in ValueVision (3/26)
Duluth News Tribune: Howie Leathers' new job (3/26)
Duluth News Tribune: David Drew promoted (3/26)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Nonstop snowstorm coverage - overblown as it is - draws big ratings (3/24)
Quad City Times: No static at all: Bandits go FM (3/19)
Star Tribune: The adventures of Tom Lyden (3/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Sunday morning classic rock guru to begin WKLH evening gig (3/15)
Duluth News Tribune: Local TV news outlets win awards (3/15)
Star Tribune: Mixed signals on digital TV conversion (3/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Switch to digital TV broadcasting not related to high-definition service (3/10)
Duluth News Tribune: Wallin promoted to VP/GM of GAPWest Broadcasting (3/10)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Kris Schuller to sign off from WFRV (3/10)
Star Tribune: TV, radio legend Bill Carlson honored (3/7)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Fans recalled radio's Saxe to the end (3/5)
Wausau Daily Herald: Former radio station, newspaper owner dies (3/4)
Star Tribune: KMSP celebrates its highest rating (3/3)
The Jamestown Sun: KQDJ switching from ESPN to Fox Sports (2/29)
North Platte Bulletin: 'The Hawk' having trouble getting off the ground (2/7)
Duluth News Tribune: 92.1 FM drops the Beat, goes Lite (3/1)
Star Tribune: Longtime 'CCO anchor Bill Carlson dies at 73 (3/1)
WCCO-TV: WCCO Anchor Bill Carlson Dies At Age 73 (2/29)
Star Tribune: Eleanor Mondale announces her brain cancer has returned (2/29)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Winter weather gives local TV news station ratings a big boost (2/28)
Star Tribune: C.J.: At WCCO, Leigh is off to Denver and Shelby is back in the saddle (2/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A month after heart attack, Dunn returns to Wisconsin Public Radio (2/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Taking news seriously (2/26)
Duluth News Tribune: Spotlight on Jeff Anderson, Red Rock Radio Corp. (2/25)
La Crosse Tribune: FCC drops indecency fine against WXOW (2/22)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Election coverage was a winner for Channel 6 early, Channel 12 later (2/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Local channels interrupt programming for already-broken election news (2/20)
The Forum (Fargo): 'Bob' doesn't lure 'Froggy' listeners (2/20)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): WMT announcer, broadcast innovator William Alford dies (2/17)
Grand Forks Herald: PPB offers new channel (2/15)
Duluth News Tribune: Denver company completes deal, includes four Duluth radio stations (2/15)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 'The Fish' crew signs off with hugs and tears (2/15)
La Crosse Tribune: Move to digital will bring TV viewers more choices (2/13)
Duluth News Tribune: Radio program director leaves local stations (2/12)
New York Times: Many Obstacles to Digital TV Reception, Study Says (2/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Channel 58's new 'sub-channel' a sign of the coming digital revolution (2/11)
Quad Cities Online: Public broadcasters gear up for money fight (2/8)
La Crosse Tribune: WXOW defends cop show that prompted FCC fine (2/2)
La Crosse Tribune: WLAX to begin broadcasting in HD (1/30)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Longtime TV, radio man dies at 69 (1/29)
The Forum (Fargo): Longtime Wahpeton - Breckenridge radio personality Gary Rogers fired after making joke (1/28)
Green Bay Press Gazette: Cold weather everywhere helped bag big TV audience for Packers (1/28)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: With new frequency comes new format for Wartburg radio station (1/24)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: ESPN outlet to get 24-hour radio signal; WAUK's future is unclear (1/24)
Quad City Times: WQPT considers its options (1/23)
Minot Daily News: Former Minot legislator and radio personality dies (1/22)
Duluth News Tribune: WDIO-TV, tanning salon owner settle defamation suit (1/22)
La Crosse Tribune: Bad news: No high def for Sunday Packers game (1/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: At Channel 12, a new seat for Portia Young, new show for Mike Gousha (1/17)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Christmas tunes give WMYX-FM a ratings lift for the holiday season (1/11)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: New Sunday radio show hopes to erase the stigma of atheists (1/14)
Star Tribune: KSTP's Hauser to return to political beat (1/14)
Green Bay Press Gazette: WBAY's new digital channel is up (1/7)
Star Tribune: Radio Magazine appears to be fading (1/4)

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