Jane Matenaer, who has been off Milwaukee radio since WMYX-FM (99.1) dropped her from the morning show last May, returns to the early shift starting Jan. 25 when she joins "CV," to co-host the morning show on WLDB-FM (93.3), which calls itself B93.3.
The veteran of three decades in local radio says in a statement from B93.3: "I've missed talking to the people of southeastern Wisconsin and their stories, opinions, and perspectives."
The stations plays '80s and '90s tunes and focuses on female listeners.
Stan Atkinson had been co-hosting the morning show -- which airs from 5:3o to 10 a.m. weekdays -- will continue with his program director duties, along with some weekend and fill-in on-air duties.
Tim Cuprisin is the media columnist for OnMilwaukee.com. He's been a journalist for 30 years, starting in 1979 as a police reporter at the old City News Bureau of Chicago, a legendary wire service that's the reputed source of the journalistic maxim "if your mother says she loves you, check it out." He spent a couple years in the mean streets of his native Chicago, and then moved on to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and USA Today, before coming to the Milwaukee Journal in 1986.
A general assignment reporter, Cuprisin traveled Eastern Europe on several projects, starting with a look at Poland after five years of martial law, and a tour of six countries in the region after the Berlin Wall opened and Communism fell. He spent six weeks traversing the lands of the former Yugoslavia in 1994, linking Milwaukee Serbs, Croats and Bosnians with their war-torn homeland.
In the fall of 1994, a lifetime of serious television viewing earned him a daily column in the Milwaukee Journal (and, later the Journal Sentinel) focusing on TV and radio. For 15 years, he has chronicled the changes rocking broadcasting, both nationally and in Milwaukee, an effort he continues at OnMilwaukee.com.
When he's not watching TV, Cuprisin enjoys tending to his vegetable garden in the backyard of his home in Whitefish Bay, cooking and traveling.