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Tanz named President of Midwest Communications

Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications announced Tuesday the appointment of 37-year company veteran Peter Tanz to succeed company Wright as President. Duke Wright died Dec. 21. “Peter has worked with and learned the business of broadcasting from Duke for over 35…

Woodward lights up ‘The FUSE’

Woodward Radio Group has changed its Adult Contemporary station KZ 104.3 (WKZG) to an Alternative music format branded “Wisconsin’s Alternative, 104.3 The FUSE.” “KZ” ended its Christmas music on Dec. 27 and started stunting as “104.3, Weird Al Radio.” The…

Heller sells stations to Civic Media

Long time station owner, Mark Heller has sold WGBW-AM and it’s FM translator along with WLAK-AM and it’s FM translator to Civic Media. Heller who celebrated 50 years in broadcasting earlier this year, has owned WGBW for 40 years. Civic…

Former WISM team celebrates reunion

WISM, the heritage top 40 station in Madison from 1960 to 1984, is remembered annually at “The WISM Reunion.” This year the group gathered Sept. 23. A 20-person roundtable featured nearly two hours of laughter-filled storytelling by the jocks, journalists,…

Y106.5 airs new morning show

A radio station in Stevens Point/Wausau is launching a new morning show. Today’s Best Country, Y106.5 (WYTE) current Morning Show Host, Big Red (Larry Wnorowski), is teaming up with recently hired Daina Schnese for “The Y106.5 Wake-up Call with Big…

Magnum closes on purchase of WCFW

Roland L. Bushland has closed on its sale of 105.7 WCFW-FM and 99.1 W256AE-FM, Chippewa Falls, to Magnum Media. “Pat and I appreciate the many well wishes we’ve received from our loyal listeners and business associates since we announced the…

Radio Milwaukee marks 15 years with rebranding

Radio Milwaukee (WYMS) revealed new branding for the organization, as well as for its original 88Nine broadcast channel, ahead of its 15th birthday on Saturday.   “The extension of our Radio Milwaukee brand as the umbrella for our three channels represents…

Good Karma Brands launches Tundra Trio Radio Network

Good Karma Brands and ESPN Wisconsin are launching the Tundra Trio Radio Network, which will air Green Bay Packers content across 94.5 ESPN (WKTI-FM) and Newsradio 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee and 100.5 ESPN (WTLX-FM) in Madison. The newest Good Karma…