WCGV-TV has announced that Kara Volpintesta will be the new host for all upcoming station events and outside promotions.
As station host, she will be the lead personality for on-air events and will interview sponsors, fans, parents and add color to the fourth season of the station’s high school football coverage on "Thursday Night Lights."
Volpintesta will make appearances throughout the greater Milwaukee area on behalf of the station starting in mid-August with Zoo a la Carte.
"With a completely revamped programming lineup for fall, we’re excited to add Kara’s energy and insight to the My 24 team," said promotions manager Paul Fix.
HORNS: Fox News Channel’s "Fox & Friends" All-American Summer Concert Series presents Tower of Power tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.
Best known for hits like "You're Still a Young Man" and "So Very Hard to Go," the soul band members will discuss their summer tour schedule and perform some of their hits.
WRONG ADDRESS: If you are following along with the Time Warner Cable and Journal Broadcasting Group talks for retransmission, then you know that the three-week block-out has gotten a bit ugly.
Time Warner placed the Game Show Network where WTMJ-TV Ch. 4 was in its lineup. As part of a community tactic, Journal Broadcast Group stations are telling cable subscribers to download, fill out and mail in a form to seek credit off their bill.
Only problem is that WGBA-TV and WACY-TV in Green Bay gave out the wrong address on the form and the people who sent them in are getting them back as "undeliverable."
There’s no guarantee that Time Warner will pay back anything at this point. However, if you are interested in looking at the form with an updated address, you can find it here.
I don’t work for either Journal Communications or Time Warner Cable, so I have no idea if this effort will see any result.
You can read more on the latest move of the Journal asking the state DOJ to assist customers seeking a credit here.
CBS OUT: The standoff between Time Warner Cable and CBS continues as well. Locally, WDJT-TV CBS 58 and its owner Weigel Broadcasting, has an agreement in place, meaning area subscribers will still get local and CBS programming.
However, CBS owns a number of local TV stations in other markets, and their stations have been blocked out.
CBS also owns Showtime, and Time Warner Cable has blocked out that premium station, along with The Movie Channel, across the country. The CBS primetime on demand has also been subject to blackout.
And, as a tactic, CBS has been blocking access to its video on its website for those with internet access from Time Warner Roadrunner service.
GOOD EATS: The fall edition of the new "Edible Milwaukee" is now available online and will hit news stands soon.
"In this issue, we have the story of an Egyptian green that is uniting two cultures within our city, there's a feature on the history of a very special local fruit and a greater initiative to return to more biodiversity, and there's the tale of a Oaxacan cheese maker from Random Lake (who just won an award at the recent American Cheese Society conference)," said publisher Jen Ede in a release.
The latest edition also features a photo spread from a recent visit to Old World Wisconsin.
Media is bombarding us everywhere.
Instead of sheltering his brain from the onslaught, Steve embraces the news stories, entertainment, billboards, blogs, talk shows and everything in between.
The former writer, editor and producer in TV, radio, Web and newspapers, will be talking about what media does in our community and how it shapes who we are and what we do.