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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

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Milwaukee's "Man v. Food Nation" airs next week.
Milwaukee's "Man v. Food Nation" airs next week.

Milwaukee on "Man v. Food Nation"

It looks like next Wednesday, Aug. 3, is the night the recently filmed Milwaukee episode of Travel Channel eat-athon "Man v. Food Nation" debuts at 8 p.m.

One of the stops on Adam Richman's Milwaukee visit last month was Red Rock Saloon, 1227 N. Water St.

Richman also spent time at the Milwaukee Public Market, one of Brew City's most telegenic culinary hot spots, and dined at Cubanitas.

Channel 4 led its 10 p.m. news with coverage of the death of its iconic anchor, John McCullough.
Channel 4 led its 10 p.m. news with coverage of the death of its iconic anchor, John McCullough.

John McCullough: An anchor from another era

A Milwaukee TV anchor from a past era, John McCullough, died Wednesday after collapsing at his South Bend, Ind., home over the weekend and not regaining consciousness, according to Channel 4.

News of the 77-year-old anchor's passing led Wednesday's 10 p.m. newscast on his old station, Channel 4, where he was the news anchor from 1967 until 1988. He continued offering commentaries and election analysis for the station until 1991.

McCullough comes from an era where anchors – and newcasts – were far more serious and focused far more on traditional hard news and less on the softer features that fill today's newscasts. He had a particular interest in reporting on politics.

Channel 4 is collecting viewer condolences and reminiscences of McCullough at condolences@todaystmj4.com.

The Milwaukee Art Museum goes wireless

Time Warner Cable is partnering with the Milwaukee Art Museum to wire the facility for Wi-Fi, allowing free wireless Internet access for museum-goers throughout all its galaries.

The area's largest TV program provider also plans to air museum programming on its Wisconsin on Demand (Channel 411) and promote special discounts for Time Warner subscribers. The company will also sponsor three exhibitions annually at the museum.

In a statement, museum director Daniel Keegan, said "Ubiquitous Wi-Fi at the museum provides the platform to present the next generation of interactive experiences for our hundreds of thousands of annual visitors."

If things work out as planned, Bill Michaels will be back on Milwaukee radio by Aug. 1.
If things work out as planned, Bill Michaels will be back on Milwaukee radio by Aug. 1.

Bill Michaels returning to radio

While nothing has formally been announced, it looks like Bill "The Big Unit" Michaels will be returning to radio as early as Aug. 1 on three Wisconsin radio stations, including Milwaukee sports/talker WSSP-AM (1250).

Michaels is set to announce the self-syndication network, which will include Sheboygan's WHBL-AM and Green Bay's WNFL-AM and has WSSP as his flagship station.

He'll air live in Milwaukee from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and air later in the afternoon in the other two markets. He'll broadcast mostly out of a dedicated studio at WSSP, but will travel the state.

There are also plans to add other stations to his Wisconsin network.

Michaels was let go by WTMJ-AM (620) earlier this year.