2015 Articles

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Riverwest Radio goes from the web to the airwaves (12/31)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WRIT-FM stays No. 1, but without a big Christmas music bump (12/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-TV decides on Sims, Benson for 6 p.m. newscast (12/23)
The Forum (Fargo): McFeely: Valley News Live gets story wrong, fans Islamophobic flames (12/20)
Star Tribune: Radio host Brian Oake announces departure from Cities 97 (12/18)
West Central Tribune: Pioneer Public Television to move headquarters, studio to Granite Falls (12/15)
The Forum (Fargo): Goetz leaving Valley News Live to start speaking business (12/16)
Star Tribune: TPT wins supersized grant for new kids science show (12/14)
Star Tribune: Country music superstars salute retiring KFAN/WCCO exec Mick Anselmo (12/9)
Star Tribune: KSTP's Hubbard as free with political opinions as he is with campaign donations (12/6)
Detroit Free Press: In a small U.P. town, AM radio is still king (12/7)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: WCCO weekend anchor Mike Binkley retires this week (12/1)
Northfield News: Legendary KDHL sports broadcaster Morrissey passes away (12/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WRIT-FM hangs onto lead in radio ratings race (11/30)
KCRG-TV: Former TV anchor to seek Iowa House 67 seat (11/30)
The Dudek Abides: WISN-TV Looks Poised To Sweep November Sweeps (11/25)
City Pages: Tony Fly's rabid fans help him land DJ gig with 105 The Vibe (11/24)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tune in to yesterday: Website archives Milwaukee's radio past (11/23)
Star Tribune: Charlie Boone, legendary WCCO radio host, dies at 88 (11/22)
Manitowoc Herald Times Review: Ex-radio DJ arrested for child porn (11/19)
New York Times: Iowa TV Gets Its Close-Up, Enjoying Outsize Influence (11/16)
Des Moines Register: KCCI news kingpin Kevin Cooney prepares to sign off (11/13)
Star Tribune: Unnamed donor gives $10 million to MPR and American Public Media (11/12)
Star Tribune/C.J.: On the Jacob Wetterling case from Day 1, Caroline Lowe is back; covering it for the competition, KARE 11 (11/10)
Quad City Times: Former newsman Doug Retherford kept tabs on community (11/10)
FierceWireless: Sinclair, CBS, Gray voice support for FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction (11/6)
The Dudek Abides: MATC Names New MPTV General Manager (11/4)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: St. Paul radio station trying to raise money for antenna, equipment (11/2)
Star Tribune: Current DJ Mary Lucia returning to the air after 7-month absence (11/2)
Milwaukee Business Journal: Country station WKTI names 'Jake & Tanner' as morning-show team (10/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Despite slide, WRIT-FM maintains lead in Milwaukee ratings race (10/30)
Madison 365: Radio Más que Música: Celebrating 15 years, La Movida Radio entertains, informs and creates connections (10/23)
Star Tribune: WCCO's Mark Rosen is the last of the red-hot sportscasters (10/30)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Bonnie Petrie, battling vocal disorder, leaving anchor gig at WTMJ-AM (10/28)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: AT&T U-Verse, WITI-TV parent Tribune reach retransmission deal (10/26)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: BT Turner, Jason Nagel fired from Go 96.3 (10/23)
WDAY: Talk radio's Mike McFeely returning to 970 WDAY and The Forum (10/20)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Retransmission talks continue between U-Verse, Channel 6 owner (10/19)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: 89.3 The Current DJ leaves, says brain injury made work difficult (10/16)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Longtime Milwaukee Public TV general manager to retire (10/15)
Des Moines Register: Political ad onslaught has only just begun (10/13)
Star Tribune: Paul Douglas: Talking about climate change 'not good for my television career' (10/12)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tom Murray leaves TV news behind for ministry (10/12)
Twin Cities Business: MPR's Florida Boondoggle (9/30)
West Central Tribune: Celebrating 75 years of local radio (9/29)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Twin Cities Public Television's Lowertown studios take on new dimension (9/28)
Sioux City Journal: From punk to Christian to 'dad rock,' Morningside College radio is making waves on the FM dial (9/26)
Current: With Keillor moving on, stations ponder future with a changing 'Prairie Home' (9/22)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-TV to drop 3 p.m. newscast, add syndicated talk show (9/10)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Paul Douglas among Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees (9/8)
Milwaukee Business Journal: Bill Hurwitz retiring from Milwaukee Radio Alliance, says stations still not for sale (9/3)
The Dudek Abides: Milwaukee radio ratings for August (9/3)
Star Tribune: WCCO news anchor Mike Binkley bowing out of TV after 34 years (9/2)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Host of children's shows had long and varied career (8/29)
Quad-City Times: Jillene leaves WLLR after blazing social media trail> (8/28)
Des Moines Register: Ames community radio beats the odds (8/30)
Star Tribune: It takes two? Twin Cities suddenly home to twin retro-rap stations (8/29)
The Forum (Fargo): Eagle 106.9 FM switches to 'music focus throughout the entire day,' Kjar joins radio group full-time (8/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Country-fied WKTI-FM hires first 2 full-time on-air personalities (8/25)
Star Tribune: Jamie Yuccas leaving WCCO for CBS's Newspath in New York (8/21)
WKBT: News anchor steps down from News 8 at Six; Remains anchor of News 8 at Five (8/21)
Star Tribune: Rap battle: Old-school station The Vibe 105 debuts opposite Hot 102.5 (8/20)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: WCCO-TV names Ann Ouellette as general manager (8/13)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: St. Paul native joins FOX 9 morning news (8/12)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: KARE11's Blake McCoy leaving for NBC News (8/11)
Quad City Times: 'Local 4' adding 4 p.m. newscast this fall (8/10)
Lincoln Journal Star: KFRX continues its radio ratings dominance (8/10)
Star Tribune: Minnesota Public Radio implements layoffs and program changes (8/9)
MinnPost: Why the Pohlads bought BringMeTheNews — and what they're going to do with it (8/7)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Meterologist Lauren Casey leaving WCCO-TV (8/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WRIT-FM keeps No. 1 spot in Milwaukee radio ratings race in July (8/6)
The Dudek Abides: State Native New Morning Anchor At WDJT, Replaces Kuester (8/5)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: American Public Media's sale of Florida stations disputed (8/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV continues overall lead in July ratings sweeps (7/30)
Winnipeg Sun: Adler quitting, CJOB layoffs sign that change needed in radio (7/30)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: 'Wits' radio variety show canceled (7/27)
Wisconsin State Journal: On Wisconsin: Low power and all local (7/26)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: MPR lays off 9 in newsroom (7/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Morning drive co-host Jordan Lee named program director at Radio Milwaukee (7/22)
KFGO: Longtime KFGO forecaster Terry Spies dies (7/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ reporter-anchor Tom Murray leaving TV station for ministry (7/20)
WITI: Steve Haywood, a fixture in Milwaukee sports radio scene since the 90s has passed away (7/19)
MinnPost: What upcoming changes at MPR will actually mean for listeners (7/9)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Bob Sansevere joins Tom Barnard's podcast network (7/13)
Star Tribune/C.J.: Reelz CEO provided life line for Miss USA contestants (7/13)
Lincoln Journal Star/Jeff Korbelik: Radio's Tom Stephens bouncing back from heart attack (7/13)
Dudek Abides: WRIT #1; Did WKTI take bite out of WMIL? (7/13)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Former KARE11 anchor Roxanne Battle pens book about finding happiness (7/10)
Des Moines Register: Iowa Public Radio streaming Studio One 24 hours a day (7/9)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WJMR-FM drops Tom Joyner show for 2nd time in 3 years (7/8)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-AM hires news co-anchor for its morning show (7/7)
Star Tribune: Are changes afoot at MPR? (7/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kidd O'Shea leaving WMYX for TV job in D.C. (7/1)
Quad City Times: KWQC's Rosehart, WHBF's Kiel leaving Q-C TV airwaves (6/29)
Milwaukee Business Journal: Carole Caine of 'Dave & Carole' leaves WKLH-FM (96.5); Dave Luczak remains (6/29)
Williston Herald: Local radio announcer reaches milestone (6/26)
Star Tribune: More charges filed against man accused of stalking Current radio DJ Mary Lucia (6/26)
Star Tribune: Kelsey Soby announces she's leaving Fox 9 (6/25)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: KARE photojournalist Jonathan Malat leaving for job in Denmark (6/25)
Star Tribune: Weatherman Jerrid Sebesta forecasts a bright future after dropping out of the rat race (6/24)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Jason Matheson's new FOX 9 show starts Aug. 17 (6/18)
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids): KCJJ returning to Iowa City (6/16)
Dudek Abides: WRIT leaps into second behind WMIL in May radio ratings (6/11)
Dudek Abides: WDJT, WTMJ and the battle for third place (6/9)
Star Tribune: Sports talk shakeup: The Ticket drops Mike Morris, Bob Sansevere (6/9)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Ryan Shaver joining dad, Randy, at KARE11 (6/8)
Quad City Times: 'Capt. Steve' marks 50th radio anniversary (6/8)
Star Tribune: Radio host Steve Seel returning to the Current, but not morning show (6/5)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Anchor Bob Waters leaves KWWL for Amperage (6/4)
Star Tribune: Bud Kraehling, WCCO's 'Walter Cronkite of TV weather,' dies at 96 (6/4)
Racine Journal Times: Radio station owners ‘surprised’ by 92.1 FM’s new name, logo (6/3)
The Dudek Abides: Racine station The Lake causes waves as Scripps asserts copyright (6/2)
Rochester Post Bulletin: KSMQ goes HD, looks at Rochester (6/2)
Mason City Globe Gazette: Radio station group sues broadcaster over call sign (6/1)
Ames Tribune: KHOI looks to the future as third anniversary approaches (5/29)
Grand Forks Herald: Former Grand Forks radio personality Bollman dies (5/27)
Flin Flon Reminder: Book tunes into history of Flin Flon, northern Manitoba radio (5/23)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Longtime Twin Cities DJ Thorn dealing with serious health issues (5/21)
The Forum: Fargo TV anchor shares personal story of physical, emotional abuse (5/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV leads May ratings sweeps (5/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV shuffles anchor lineups: Garbaciak in, McKee out at 6, 10 p.m. (5/19)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-TV's Mike Jacobs looks toward retirement, back on long career (5/15)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMIL-FM, WTMJ-AM maintain lead in Milwaukee radio ratings race (5/14)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: News anchor Jodi Becker leaving WTMJ-AM (5/13)
Star Tribune: St. Louis Park's radio history museum dazzles with nerdy gems (5/11)
Quad City Times: WVIK ready to show off its changes (5/9)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Broadcast vet, Wave announcer Van McNeil joins morning show at WLDB (5/8)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Vikings and KFAN announce extension of broadcast rights deal (4/29)
Bloomberg: Pandora Said to Win a Nod Toward Buying KXMZ-FM in South Dakota (4/27)
Quad City Times: Fechner leaving WQAD for Indy (4/27)
Mankato Free Press: Z99 DJ's World record attempt over (4/23)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Former WCCO-TV sports personality Ralph Jon Fritz has cancer (4/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMIL-FM still No. 1, but WTMJ-AM shows big gains in winter radio ratings (4/16)
Star Tribune: Jimmy Kimmel gets an upgrade in Twin Cities (4/16)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Dan Barreiro, Ron Rosenbaum to host Fox 9 talk show (4/16)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: WCCO reporter Ashley Roberts gets engaged on air (4/15)
NET Nebraska: NET's Ron Hull Wins 2015 Charnley Award (4/15)
KARE: Twin Cities radio DJ takes leave because of stalker (4/8)
Iowa City Press-Citizen: KCJJ's Tommy Lang gets some love at fundraiser to cover medical bills (4/4)
TVSpy: CBS Moves Minneapolis GM to Philadelphia Station (4/2)
KAAL-TV: Radio Legend Returns to Rochester (4/1)
Star Tribune: Jason Matheson lands a big new assignment at Fox 9 (4/1)
Star Tribune: KFAI Radio works to stay scrappy, remain relevant (3/31)
Winnipeg Free Press: Winnipeg's Nostalgia Radio finds supporters and success as non-profit co-op (3/28)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Anchor Tom Halden leaving Fox 9 (3/30)
Duluth News Tribune: Familiar face returning to KBJR-TV news team (3/26)
Dudek Abides: WTMJ’s Mike Jacobs, longest serving anchor in market, to retire in May (3/25)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: New KARE-TV morning anchor is Minnesota native (3/23)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Restored Amery, Wis., theater hosts live radio broadcasts (3/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WDJT-TV adds newscasts at 4 p.m. weekdays, Sunday mornings (3/23)
Aberdeen News: Radio station bomb threat thought to be a hoax (3/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Eric Von to host morning show on WNOV-AM (3/23)
KARE 11: KFAI Radio hopes community can help them (3/14)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Nancy Naeve to leave KSFY-TV (3/19)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMIL back on top of Milwaukee radio ratings (3/19)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Victor Tedesco, former St. Paul city council member (and radio station owner), dies at 92 (3/17)
Wisconsin State Journal: The Mic adapts, perseveres in difficult progressive talk radio landscape (3/8)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Four episodes of 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' coming to TPT (3/12)
WLUC-TV: 'Finland Calling' coming to a close (3/6)
Quad City Times: WHBF gets 'Local' makeover (3/5)
Wisconsin State Journal: Two Minutes with Mitch Henck will stretch to 3 hours on radio (3/4)
WXOW-TV: DJ duo marks 25 years together (3/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV names Melinda Davenport morning news co-anchor (3/3)
Wisconsin State Journal: Popular radio personality Sly returns to morning time slot (3/2)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Former KARE-11 anchor Kirsten Lindquist, famous for 1986 tornado broadcast, dies (3/1)
KARE: Former KARE anchor passes away after cancer battle (3/1)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV leads in ratings at 5, 6 p.m.; WITI-TV leads at 10 p.m. (2/27)
WCCO: Veteran WCCO Radio Broadcaster Dick Chapman Dies (2/27)
The Forum: Earl Williams, longtime WDAY radio host, voice of the Bison, dead at 79 (2/25)
Bloomberg Politics: These Radio Hosts Are Some of the Most Powerful Republicans You've Never Heard Of (2/24)
St. Cloud Times: Boon or bust, HD Radio alters Minnesota airwaves (2/22)
Twin Cities Business: Ginny Morris Making Waves In Radio (2/18)
The Buffalo News: Raguse, Guggenmos latest leaving Ch.4 as they head to Minneapolis (2/20)
Pioneer Press: WCCO-TV adds 'Midmorning' show (2/19)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: McGinnis leaving WDJT-TV; Green Bay native Burgoyne to be chief meteorologist (2/19)
Pioneer Press: Donna Valentine joins myTalk 107.1 (2/18)
Star Tribune: Jason Matheson leaves WCCO-TV for Fox 9 — again (2/18)
Rochester Post-Bulletin: KNXR to return to the airwaves next week (2/16)
MinnPost: In latest local radio battle, Go 96.3 goes after 89.3 The Current (2/11)
Mason City Globe Gazette: Mason City radio personality to avoid deportation to Canada (2/10)
Wisconsin State Journal: Public broadcasting braces for possible cuts under Scott Walker's budget plan (2/8)
Des Moines Register: Radio Station KXNO shuffles lineup (2/6)
Des Moines Register: 'Marty & Miller' has found a home on the radio dial (2/6)
The Forum: Thornberg leaving KVRR to raise child (2/3)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Donna Valentine off the air after 20 years at K102 (2/2)
KTTC-TV: 97.5 FM bids farewell to radio, founder reflects on nearly 50 years (1/30)
Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Gene Hetland retiring from KSOO Radio (1/23)
KELO-TV: Signing-Off On Retirement (1/30)
Milwaukee Business Journal: Journal Communications-Scripps deal likely to close by mid-April (1/30)
Red Wing Republican Eagle: Brooks, state Hall of Fame broadcaster, dies at 88 St. Paul Pioneer Press: Amy Hockert returning to local TV news with job at KMSP (1/28)
Star Tribune: How 89.3 the Current can stay vital after a troubled week (1/29)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: MPR loses some support over firing of Current DJ Barb Abney (1/28)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Barb Abney out as 89.3 The Current DJ (1/27)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: 89.3 The Current celebrates 10 years on the air (1/13)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Patrick Hammer temporarily delivers weather on KARE-TV (1/12)
Jamestown Sun: AM 600’s Bob Sands dies Thursday at 73 (1/10)
The Forum: Veteran local broadcaster known as “Captain Jim” dies at 88 (1/7)
Milwaukee Business Journal: WTMJ-AM back in the ag-news business (1/7)
Duane Dudek: WKLH, WHQG owner Saga reaches agreement with Nielsen (1/7)
KCCI-TV: KXNO radio host abruptly resigns (1/7)


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