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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Goodnight everyone, and hope you get Jesus on the line this weekend!

Goodnight everyone!

“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”
Ella Fitzgerald

It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.

The weekend has finally arrived.

The sun has set.

The evening sky has erupted. 

Let's smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday.

Tim Hauser died last week at the age of 72. Hauser was the founder of the vocal group, the Manhattan Transfer.

At an early age Hauser became interested in vocal pop music. He even
sang in his high school glee club.

In 1956, he met the members of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

“I heard them warm up a cappella in the dressing room before a concert, and that did it for me,” said Hauser. “I would say karmically, that was God hitting me with that lightning bolt, going, ‘Here it is, kid; if you miss it, it ain’t my fault.’ ”

When he was still in his teens, Mr. Hauser and a friend started a singing group called the Criterions, recording several songs and appearing on the same bill with groups including Dion and the Belmonts. He later sang in a folk trio, the Troubadours Three.

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Newspapers still haven't figured it out

Mark Belling talked about it on his show today. Bruce Murphy wrote about it last week.

Newspapers are:

A) Struggling

B) In denial

C) Don’t know how to deal with it

It’s important that newspapers survive. But they can’t if they refuse to admit the changes in the market. On today’s program, Mark Belling noting the current trends in the news business, i.e. that Fox News is killing everybody, argued that the Journal Sentinel with its obvious tilt to the left is essentially “spitting” on the 50% or more of the news consumers who are not lefties.

I’m about to link to a fascinating radio discussion on the fate of newspapers. It takes just under an hour. Please take time to listen. It’s worth it.

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New Fall Menu at Saz's State House Restaurant (which this blog supports)

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