WYMS-FM (88.9) – the non-commercial music station better known to listeners as Radio Milwaukee – quietly shuffled its schedule Monday, moving the new morning team of Stephen Kallao and Brianne O'Brien into the 6-10 a.m. slot.
Previous morning host Jordan Lee moves to the 2-6 p.m. weekday shift, following Marcus Doucette, who continues the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. shift.
Station manager Vicki Mann emails that Lee and his wife are expecting a baby this fall, and the "change will better accommodate his schedule ... He'll be able to sleep in but not for long."
"The Baby Project": NPR has launched a summer-long project following pregnant women who are blogging at NPR.org about the final weeks of their pregnancies in eight different areas of the country.
It's part of a larger series on babies and birth called "Beginnings," which will air Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through August on "All Things Considered."
"ATC" airs from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on WUWM-FM (89.7).
On TV: ABC is the latest network to announce its fall premiere schedule, really kicking off Monday, Sept. 19 with "Dancing with the Stars" and "Castle." There's a one-hour season premiere of "The Middle" and "Modern Family" on Sept. 21.
- Cable's G4 channel will air a tribute to the late Ryan "Jackass" Dunn on "Attack of the Show" at 6 p.m. on July 19. His old show, "Proving Ground" resumes that night at 7.
- CBS is giving "Survivor" host Jeff Probst a daytime talk show, starting next year. The early word is that it won't affect his prime-time job.
- There's talk of a sitcom deal for troubled Charlie Sheen, and TBS is one name that has come up. The cable channel has denied it.
- New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter, one of the best of the young generation of media writers, has signed a deal to write a book about morning TV.
- Michelle Trachtenberg is joining Showtime's "Weeds" as a rival dealer for Mary-Louise Parker's "Nancy."
- NBC Universal has picked up the syndicated "Access Hollywood Live" for a second season.
- IFC has launched the LoCo Awards to honor locally produced TV commercials. If you have a spot you want to enter, go to the LoCo website.
It's a short tease, but it's a start: HBO has released the first teaser for the upcoming second season of its must-see "Boardwalk Empire." By the look of it, season two won't be any quieter than the first.
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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.