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01.16.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
When 94.5 changed to Lake FM, a redundant, kitchen-sink format that litters Milwaukee's airwaves with additional classic rock, it felt like a big F-you to the city, so it's fitting, then, that the station's commercials literally flip Milwaukee the finger. The TV spots, generally loathed by viewers, introduce a bemused dude who controls music with his finger, but curiously, tha...
12.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
I’ve happily made the acquaintance of local radio. In the two or so hours I’ve spent in a rental car, I’ve discovered that the city has at least five or six urban stations and three or fou�r top 40 stations. It puts Milwaukee to shame. [Milwaukee couldn’t even hold on to its one adult pop station, WKTI, which I will never be able to forgive for switching to a format that makes room for cla...
11.13.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
As Milwaukee radio listeners remain flabbergasted that one of the city�s last contemporary stations has switched to a mostly classic rock format, it�s worth noting that the satellite radio industry isn�t exactly experiencing a renaissance either. Yesterday the two stations, Sirius and XM, completed the final stage of their merger: integrating their programming. Judging from the comments on XMFa...
06.02.2010 | | Posted at 06:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Hat tip to my friend Beth, who alerted me to the news in an e-mail titled "Wow ... Another Milwaukee Radio Station that Plays 'Whatever.'" In a confounding move, one of the few Milwaukee radio stations that played contemporary-pop music, WKTI-FM 94.5, has shifted formats to a free-form station modeled after the "Jack" formats found in other cities. There's an irony here: Although this for...

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