By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 01, 2022 at 2:01 PM Photography: Sandy Maxx Facebook

It's already been a year of shifts for 620 WTMJ, between big names retiring, new voices taking over and a literal shift to a new Downtown location. And now here's one more before year's end, as local media personality Sandy Maxx will become the new co-anchor on "Wisconsin's Afternoon News." 

Beginning this month, Maxx will join current host John Mercure on the radio station's 3-6 p.m. afternoon show. 

“I’m truly thrilled to join John and the entire team as we collaborate and create the next chapters in the station’s evolution,” Maxx said, in a WTMJ announcement. “It is an honor to be chosen to bring my experience to better engage, entertain and serve our fans across multiple platforms.”

Maxx has been a long-time Milwaukee media figure, working with the Bucks and Brewers as a gameday host in the 2000s along with key roles with the Milwaukee Wave and Marquette sports squads. She's no stranger to Milwaukee radio either with stints on 99.1 WMYX and 96.5 WKLH, where she could most recently be heard as the station's regular afternoon host. Maxx also hosts the weekly PBS Milwaukee TV show "The Arts Page," showcasing artists and creators throughout the city for the past decade. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Sandy to the WTMJ team,” said WTMJ Director of Content Ryan Maguire, in the announcement. “Her perspective is unique, her energy is infectious and her love for Milwaukee is truly genuine. Our fans and partners can expect Sandy to make an entertaining and enlightening addition to 'Wisconsin’s Radio Station,' and we can’t wait for her to get started."

As for getting started, Maxx's first broadcast on "Wisconsin's Afternoon News" will hit the mid-day airwaves on Monday, Dec. 12. 

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.