By Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist Published Jan 22, 2014 at 5:21 PM Photography:

As part of its Coffee Connections series, the East Town Association will kick off 2014 with a talk on the status of public radio in Milwaukee.

The event will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Grand Salon 3/4 inside the InterContinental Hotel on Kilbourn Avenue.

Former WLUM-FM 102.1 morning radio show host and current WITI-TV Fox 6 "Studio A" reporter Brian Kramp will be the guest moderator of the event.

The panelists include: Tom Crawford, the station manager at WMSE-FM 91.7; Tarik Moody, the digital content manager and on-air host at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee, WYMS-FM; Lisa Nalbandian, the Milwaukee regional manager of Wisconsin Public Radio; and Bruce Winter, the program director at WUWM-FM 89.7.


Steve Kabelowsky Contributing Columnist

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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.