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Local stations mining more viewers among fractured audience

Published March 27, 2015

Local broadcasters have had to change what it broadcasts to gather as large of a desired niche viewership it can to serve its advertisers. That means taking a look at demographics and programing for a specific audience at different parts of the day.

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Street Corner Symphony singer is all about that bass at "Sing-Off" concert

Published March 23, 2015

For Adam Chance of Street Corner Symphony, the live show is the best place to get to see more than what was on television. The bass singer of the a capella group appeared on NBC's "Sing Off" and now he's a part of the national tour. The group takes the stage at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Riverside in Milwaukee.

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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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Riverside hosts a cappella "The Sing-Off" talent

Published March 13, 2015

A number of a cappella musicians from NBC's "The Sing-Off" will take the Riverside stage on Saturday, March 28 - including Wisconsin's own Cat's Pajamas as the 8 p.m. show's openers.

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NeverBeast deserved this film's ending

Published March 12, 2015

"Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast" came out on Blu-ray combo pack last week. Most of us older than say the age of 12 will love this film. And it isn't because of Tinker Bell or her friends who live in Pixie Hollow.

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WITI-TV takes advantage of evening opportunities

Published March 6, 2015

In front of the television set, we may escape into a favorite program, catch up on what has been recorded, or seek more information on what is going on in our community. It's the latter that has propelled WITI-TV Fox 6 to the most-watched late night local news destination - surprising considering the traditional tide in broadcast history and that its nightly edition starts at 9 p.m.

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Finding the truth in war stories

Published March 3, 2015

This column begins with your periodic reminder that In Real Life, I teach high school English. I often teach Tim O'Brien's novel "The Things They Carried," as a whole or in pieces, including the chapter "How to Tell a True War Story." I've been thinking a lot about that story lately, as NBC anchor Brian Williams, Bill O'Reilly, and even Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker have all been in the news lately for telling untrue war (or "war") stories.

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WISN wins sweeps, is most-watched in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 27, 2015

For the latest sweep that ended on Wednesday, WISN-TV Ch. 12 emerged as the winner as the most watched station in the market. This time, the ABC affiliate leaned on the strength of its early evening newscasts at 5 and 6 p.m.

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"Sofia" may brighten a cold and gloomy day

Published Feb. 25, 2015

Too much snow, ice and cold get you down? "Sofia The First Holiday In Enchancia" DVD may be perfect for the youngest ones we bundle up in sweaters, blankets and big poofy jackets.

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Oscar-winning "Big Hero 6" now out on Blu-ray

Published Feb. 24, 2015

There is little question why "Big Hero 6" won an Oscar on Sunday night. The animated movie, which comes out on Blu-ray combo pack today, has something special that can be expected out of a Disney Animation movie as much as it special sticking to its comic book origin.

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"Alexander" Blu-ray makes you rethink your own bad days

Published Feb. 23, 2015

For those who saw "Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," and those who haven't, the Blu-ray is a perfect pickup for a family movie night. It is rated PG, so make sure kids are an age to handle this kind of comedy.