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Longtime talk radio host Eric Von dies at 58 of heart attack

Published Sept. 9, 2016

Eric Von, a longtime leader in black community talk radio, died Thursday at the age of 58. Cause of death was an apparent heart attack. Von had survived a heart attack just one month earlier. He was a radio host at WNOV when he died.


Gene Wilder, one of film's funniest men, dies at 83

Published Aug. 29, 2016

Regardless of one's taste in comedy, it's hard to imagine someone not having a place in their laugh-loving heart for Gene Wilder, the Milwaukee-born comedy legend and big screen star who sadly passed away today at the age of 83.


A goodbye to Garry Marshall

Published July 20, 2016

2016 tragically claimed yet another entertainment giant Tuesday, as television and film writer-producer-director Garry Marshall passed away in Burbank, Calif., at the age of 81, from complications of pneumonia following a stroke.


Remembering Prince

Published April 21, 2016

David Bowie. Merle Haggard. George Martin. Phife. Glenn Frey - 2016 has been exceptionally cruel and brutal in taking away some of our most universally beloved musicians and cultural icons. This morning, it unfortunately added to its list: Prince.


So long, Boss: A tribute to Jim Tietjen

Published Dec. 1, 2015

Whitefish Bay High School football coach Jim Tietjen died Monday after a battle with brain cancer. A long-time friend and former employee of his, Matt Kirchner, reflects on lessons learned from the guy everyone called "Tietj" and Kirchner called "Boss."

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