2017 Articles

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Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: George House, longtime voice on local radio, says goodbye (12/27)
Appleton Post-Crescent: 'Fresh Take' radio show taken off air temporarily after host admits to sexual misconduct (12/11)
Star Tribune: Garrison Keillor says MPR's CEO never asked for his side of the story (12/7)
WCCO-TV: Fmr. WCCO Sportscaster RJ Fritz Dies After Long Cancer Fight (12/6)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: KDWB Jingle Ball didn't attract the biggest stars but was a screamfest all the same (12/5)
Mason City Globe Gazette: Racist comments caught on streaming service results in firing of two Forest City radio station employees (12/4)
Star Tribune: As their relationship ends, Garrison Keillor and MPR both come under fire (12/3)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV leads among weekday evening newscasts in November sweeps (11/27)
La Crosse Tribune: La Crosse radio stations on the market as parent company reorganizes (11/20)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WRIT joins WLDB as the second Milwaukee radio to go all-Christmas (11/16)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WLDB-FM (93.3) is first Milwaukee radio station to go all-Christmas — again (11/8)
Star Tribune: KQRS' Tom Barnard enters National Radio Hall of Fame, praised for 'no B.S. swagger' (11/3)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: KQRS' Tom Barnard inducted into national hall of fame, says he'll 'drop dead' before retiring (11/3)
Star Tribune: WCCO Radio legend Roger Erickson dies at 89 (10/31)
KSFY-TV: Former KBAD Announcers Return With 'K-BACK' Radio (10/31)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Carol Vonn to shift gears from morning drive to middays at WKTI-FM (10/30)
Rapid City Journal: Local talk show host to revamp sports radio in Rapid City (10/28)
Star Tribune: KSTP-TV's Bill Lunn leaves anchor post he's held for 8 years (10/22)
Star Tribune: KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways' (10/21)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-AM picks up syndicated political talk show hosted by Major Garrett (10/20)
Star Tribune: KQRS's Tom Barnard to be enshrined in National Radio Hall of Fame (10/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-AM moves Jeff Wagner back to afternoons, Steve Scaffidi to mornings (10/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 'Central Time' co-host Veronica Rueckert leaving Wisconsin Public Radio (10/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WKTI names radio vet Carol Vonn to fill morning-drive hosting slot (10/10)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Local DJ at Las Vegas shooting: 'The more I think about it, the more scared I get' (10/2)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wisconsin Public Radio names interim replacement for 'Joy Cardin Show' (9/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee PBS to put 'Black Nouveau,' other shows in monthly rotation (9/27)
WDAY-TV: 'This magical life:' Sandy Buttweiler leaving local radio (9/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Karen Dalessandro joins WKTI, 6 months after 'retiring' from WMIL (9/25)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Longtime Milwaukee meteorologist Scott Steele has left WTMJ-TV (9/22)
WISC-TV: Radio personality 'Sly' to return to Madison airwaves (9/5)
Star Tribune: WCCO fires news director Mike Caputa (8/30)
St. Paul Pioneer Press: Amy Hockert will anchor new 'Fox 9 News at 11' morning newscast (8/31)
KSTP-TV: KQRS Radio Host Tom Barnard Sued by the Estate of His Late Attorney (8/31)
KDLT: Local ‘Professor Of Country Music Radio’ Signs Off After 50+ Years (8/24)
WDAY: Radio legend Don Dresser dies (8/20)
Lincoln Journal Star: Jeff Korbelik: The Eagle is Lincoln's top radio station (8/12)
Star Tribune: MPR's Kerri Miller to host new national radio show (8/9)
Rochester Post Bulletin: 'It was never a job for me' (longtime KROC host retires) (8/5)
Duluth News Tribune: 'The time is right': After 38-year career at KBJR, Barbara Reyelts looks to next chapter (8/6)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Wes McKane leaves WMYX morning show, Entercom (8/1)
Des Moines Register: Longtime Des Moines radio personality Pam Dixon dies at 59 (7/29)
KWWL-TV: Waterloo radio station celebrates 75 years on air (7/27)
WXOW-TV: Community members help radio personality the midst of flooding (7/26)
Star Tribune: Weatherman Paul Douglas is back on the Twin Cities airwaves (7/20)
Pioneer Press: Longtime Pioneer Press columnist and 'Rajah of the Records' Bill Diehl dies at 91 (7/19)
Pioneer Press: Barb Abney returns to radio as co-host of new KFAI morning show (7/19)
KFGO's Tom Wynn announces retirement (7/17)
KSTP-TV: Count on Dave: How Forecasting Has Evolved in Dave's 40 Years at KSTP (7/17)
City Pages: KFAI taps Barb Abney, Miss Brit to host new morning show (7/17)
Star Tribune: KARE 11 TV reporter Jay Olstad bids farewell (7/14)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kathleen Dunn, longtime Wisconsin radio voice, to retire in August (7/5)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Former state lawmaker to head Waterloo African-American radio station (6/28)
KWWL-TV: Iowa radio station celebrates 50 years (6/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WISN-TV shuffles its weekday morning, weekend news anchors (6/23)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WRIT-FM makes it 25 straight months at No. 1 overall in Milwaukee radio (5/18)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee CBS affiliate WDJT-TV names a new news director (5/12)
Omaha World-Herald: Spanish language broadcasts of state soccer tournament a hit with Hispanic communities (5/11)
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier: Reporter cited for Chris Soules video (5/2)
Duluth News Tribune: The Fan 92.1 being sold to new local owner (5/1)
Star Tribune: Longtime anchor Tim McNiff to return to KARE 11 'Sunrise' on Tuesday (4/28)
Star Tribune: Ex-Tom Barnard sidekick Terri Traen no longer working at KQRS (4/25)
Obituary: Michael Phillips, former Eau Claire radio owner and WDGY's "Charlie Van Dyke" (4/16)
Star Tribune: MPR to name its headquarters after founder Bill Kling (4/14)
New York Post: Pranksters sued by TV company over WEAU morning show antics (4/13)
Des Moines Register: Longtime Des Moines radio personality Pam Dixon to retire (4/10)
Omaha World-Herald: Radio host, TV weathercaster Frank Bramhall, 83, was a familiar voice in Omaha (4/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WLDB-FM names new morning host, drops CV & Van (4/3)
Star Tribune: How you can cut the cord and discover TV antenna benefits (4/1)
Star Tribune: Former KARE anchor Paul Magers announces retirement (3/29)
Des Moines Register: KCCI anchor Mollie Cooney is signing off (3/20)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WMIL-FM adds 1 morning personality, drops another (3/10)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: TV reporter and anchor Mike Anderson retiring after 36 years at WISN-TV (Channel 12) (3/9)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Drew Olson to host midday show on WOKY-AM (3/1)
NewscastStudio: Sioux City station moves to new home with new look (2/27)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WTMJ-AM names Oak Creek mayor, Bilstad to co-host mid-afternoon show (2/21)
Grand Forks Herald: Prairie Public radio to end broadcasts from UND (2/20)
St. Cloud Times: KVSC trivia storm is approaching; contest starts Friday (2/15)
Star Tribune: Minnesota radio star Lynne Rossetto Kasper of 'Splendid Table' announces retirement (2/7)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Christmas tunes a gift for WRIT, WLDB (1/30)
Star Tribune: MPR's Kerri Miller to host national call-in show during Trump's first 100 days (1/13)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Charlie Sykes to co-host public radio show (1/13)
Omaha World Herald: New radio station aims to be ‘a voice over the airwaves’ for north Omaha (1/11)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: TV meteorologist John Malan to retire (1/9)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: WDJT-TV shuffles news anchor lineup (1/9)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Longtime sportscaster Tom Pipines to retire (1/5)
Star Tribune: WDGY Radio personality, 'Bowling for Dollars' host Johnny Canton dies (1/1)

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