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Brian Kramp, Katrina Cravy and Ted Perry will lead the new show "Studio A" weekdays at 4 p.m. on WITI-TV Fox 6.
Brian Kramp, Katrina Cravy and Ted Perry will lead the new show "Studio A" weekdays at 4 p.m. on WITI-TV Fox 6.

Perry, Cravy and Kramp to lead Fox 6's "Studio A"

In the great cycle of the TV industry, local stations have been getting back to their roots with more local programming to fill the time. This gives an audience a chance to find out more about what is going on in its own community.

It can also be difficult to find a place to put entertainment stories and features when more of the regular newscasts are focused on news, enterprise reporting, weather and sports.

Earlier this year, the management team at WITI-TV Fox 6 announced that it was working on a new afternoon program to air from 4 to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The new show, called "Studio A," will report on the entertainment scene in Milwaukee.

"’Studio A’ will focus on what’s happening and what’s current in our area, as well as what makes Milwaukee such a vibrant place to live and raise a family," the station said in a release Monday.

The show will be anchored by 10 p.m. newscast anchor Ted Perry and "Real Milwaukee" host Katrina Cravy.

The "Studio A" street reporter will be Brian Kramp, who hosts the Kramp-cast posdcast on OnMilwaukee.com. Kramp was a radio morning show host with Jon Adler on WLUM-FM 102.1.

"I may still have a face for radio, but I'm excited about making the move to TV and FOX 6," Kramp said.

"Being able to work with Ted and Katrina on ‘Studio A’ is a dream come true. I have respected their work for years and look forward to bringing my personality to this fun new show."

The show will debut on Sept. 9.

Fred Heremes' home in Racine was featured on CBS News.
Fred Heremes' home in Racine was featured on CBS News.

CBS uncovers musical cellar in Racine

Steve Hartman of CBS news is on the road this summer, telling great stories from throughout the nation. Hartman keeps the "On the Road" series alive for the network.

One stop brought him to a home in Racine.

"Why not pick up some of this junk and make it look like a movie palace," said Fred Heremes, who built a home theater in his home to feature his Wurlitzer and balcony seating.

You can see the CBS report here.

Here, the late Kay McAbee plays "Tea for Two" in Heremes’ home theater.

Jeremy Scahill appeared on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" on Monday night.
Jeremy Scahill appeared on Comedy Central's "Colbert Report" on Monday night.

Wauwatosa writer shares "Dirty Wars" on Colbert

Investigative journalist, and 1992 graduate of Wauwatosa East, Jeremy Scahill, appeared on Comedy Central’s "Colbert Report" on Monday night.

With an award-winning film and book with the same name, "Dirty Wars," Scahill reports on the drone attacks and night raids conducted by the U.S. military in areas of undeclared wars.

Check out the interview from the show:

You can also see the trailer for his film here:

"Hostile Corporate Takeover" features an ensembe cast from the The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour.
"Hostile Corporate Takeover" features an ensembe cast from the The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour.

"Hostile Corporate Takeover" rolls with laughs from comic ensemble

When you consider comedy albums, you have a lot of tradition and greatness to live up to. That’s truer today more than it has ever been.

One great reason – hipsters.

Or, just old people.

You see, there’s a resurgence in vinyl records. And, there’s always a need for a laugh.

So, if you are a hipster who likes comedy, finding a new record, with material from some of the top stand-up comics of our time, may be something you’d be into.

Or, if you are one of those people who still have a record player, here’s something to put on the turntable.

Maybe you like digital downloads, they have you covered there as well.

So, with this, I, as your writer on all things media, will be offering periodic reviews of comedy albums. And, apparently, lots of small sentences with commas. Enjoy.

Hostile Corporate Takeover - JT Habersaat & The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour

Format: Digital download and vinyl record

Release: March, 2013

Label: Stand Up! Records

WARNING: Explicit Lyrics

Length: 59:41

Comics: Joe Staats, Mack Lindsay, Billy Milano, Mike Wiebe and JT Habersaat

Purchase/Download Links: Stand Up! Records | Amazon

Review

For an ensemble record, this one flows like you were in attendance at a small-venue comedy club. The host intros the comic, they get their minutes, and then Habersaat anchors the production at the end.

Joe Staats opens the set and has a few nice bits. He sets up a few stories and is able to bring them back around near the end of his time. His best part of the set is his observation of hipster chicks, and his only reason for seducing them is to get them out of their stupid clothes.

Mack Lindsay is the next up, with rainbows, gay pride parades and medical prostitution in a 12-minute rant that’s only available on the vinyl version. Billy Milano, the former singer, guitarist, and bassist of crossover thrash band M.O.D., and singer of Stormtroopers of Death, riffs off on some of experiences. He has a New York run-in with Fozzie Bear of Mupp…

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