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Articles tagged with 'Radio'

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McNeil joins the new trend at 93.3 WLDB-FM

Published May 8, 2015

Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Radio Alliance announced Van McNeil will be the new co-host of a morning show on the rebranded Trending Radio 93.3, WLDB-FM.

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WMIL continues its market dominance

Published April 17, 2015

Super-serving a niche audience can provide radio dominance in Milwaukee. Media watchers need not look further than country music powerhouse WMIL-FM to find a successful playbook on how to get and maintain an audience.

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Radio rankings back to the same with WMIL-FM on top

Published March 20, 2015

For a short period, as holiday music takes over the air, people shift and sample other stations. Now that we are back into a normal grove, things are back to where they were with WMIL-FM 106.1 at the top of the ratings.

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WMSE's Crawford talks Rockabilly Chili and more

Published Feb. 22, 2015

What started out as a conversation about chili turned into one about life. And death. And Milwaukee and Black Sabbath and babysitter crushes and bird watching and socks that smelled like smoke. This is what happens when you get WMSE station manager Tom Crawford talking.

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"Thunder" returns to the air at the Big 920

Published Jan. 8, 2015

The Big 920 has announced the addition of Mitch "Thunder" Nelles to its staff, effective Jan. 12. Nelles joins WOKY 920-AM as a sports account executive and he will be an on-air contributor and blogger for iHeartMedia.

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Country station WMIL takes 2014 radio ratings crown

Published Jan. 7, 2015

When country station WMIL-FM emerged as the market leader, it wasn't a surprise. The station near the far reaches of the dial has kept its No. 1 spot among its peers for each month of the 2014 calendar year.

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WSSP introduces FM signal: 105.7 The Fan

Published Oct. 1, 2014

Entercom Communications officially announced that its all-sports talk outlet, 1250 WSSP-AM is expanding onto the FM dial on 105.7, with an HD frequency at 103.7-2. The station, located in Hales Corners, is rolling out a new look behind the frequency as SportsRadio 105-7 The Fan.

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Don't expect major radio and TV changes after September

Published Sept. 19, 2014

As we roll through the last quarter of the year, we will notice very few changes for most media outlets as they maneuver and buckle in for the rest of the year. September is really the last month radio and TV stations will make strategic staffing or scheduling changes.

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Radio race filled will familiar winners

Published Aug. 11, 2014

Taking a look at the recent July ratings numbers from Nielsen by the way of the Tom Taylor Now newsletter, you see the same market leaders as in the previous months of the year.

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Arts brouhaha is little more than morning radio doing its thing

Published July 24, 2014

Let's not overreact to Dave & Carole's incendiary and absurd comments on the arts in Milwaukee on Wednesday. After all, by very definition radio hosts are interested in just one thing, ratings. Whatever it takes, get ratings.

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Johnson makes deep grooves in Milwaukee radio, schools and families

Published July 17, 2014

Barry Johnson is a 34-year veteran DJ at WMSE and the host of Saturday afternoon's "The Boogie Bang." But it's his commitment to family, work, church and Milwaukee Public Schools that make him one of Milwaukee's many unsung heroes. This song's for you, Barry.

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Crashing 88Nine's new music meeting

Published July 10, 2014

Every Monday morning, 88Nine staff members (primarily DJs) and program director Sean Demery meet in the studio at 10 a.m. to share new music. Senior writer Molly Snyder recently sat in during a meeting and watched the magic happen. And drank coffee. And ate chocolate.