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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.

Dan Shelley (Sykes basher) upset that talk radio beats lefties at their own game


My former colleague at WTMJ, Dan Shelley took off on one of my other former WTMJ colleagues, Charlie Sykes in a much ballyhooed Milwaukee Magazine article. (Former WTMJ News Director bares all about talk radio.........and the Charlie Sykes response.)

I knew when I worked with Shelley that he was a flaming lib, but he and I got along great. He more or less left me alone to fill, at that time, a rather unheard of role of newsman and opinion maker.
That’s why I was disappointed, to say the very least, at Shelley’s rant against his former employer and Sykes.

I prefer linking to an analysis by another friend, Dad29, who offers a rather insightful piece on why Shelley and the lefties who cheer on his talk radio attack are so ticked off at how and why conservatives have become so popular and successful on the airwaves.

More music of Christmas - "A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight"

More music of Christmas

I so very much wanted to create a series of blogs this year as I did in 2007 highlighting Christmas music. Time this season just didn't allow me to produce the blogs in the manner I wanted to. Instead, for th next several days right up until Christmas, I will sign off my blog with a song I find special or enjoy and hope you will, too. I might even toss in a number I consider obscure that deserves more exposure and radio play.

The newest Christmas CD in the Fischer collection this year is the incredible ELVIS Christmas Duets CD. The CD features a remixed version of a rockin' Christmas classic, performed the way only the King could. I believe Elvis' version of this popular toe tapper is the best ever. Written back in 1934 and a favorite among the big bands, the song enjoys tremendous airplay today. Please enjoy the 2008 version by Elvis, then go out and buy the CD.

Go ahead. I dare you to try not to sing along. Goodnight, FranklinNOW, and Merry Christmas.



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Please listen to the music of Christmas


Last December, I put together The Music of Christmas, 25 straight days of the carols, tunes, and songs of the most blessed holiday of all. Some of the accompanying videos are no longer available, but the stories, I feel, are still captivating.

Go to my tags section, or click here to see of my most popular blogs of all of 2007.

Christmas Culinary no-no's


Because of my vacation travels, I was unable to post a Culinary no-no on Sunday.
So, here are some Christmas Culinary no-no’s from the This Just In vault:

How NOT to throw a holiday party

Fruitcake gets no respect


A fresh, not artificial Culinary no-no will be here this Sunday.

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