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.
Oh my goodness! Gotta run to Hallmark!
So enjoy this Goodnight feature from October of 2010!
Glen Campbell, who’s been suffering from Alzheimer’s for three years, has released a touching song and video. It’s being called the last song he’ll ever record.
I’ve been writing online for a long time. Dan Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel actually referred to me as a “prolific" blogger.
It’s gratifying that some current and former bloggers have contacted me, seeking advice on how and what to post. That’s a big fat meatball right down the middle of the plate.
To me, blogging is just like the countless times I’ve done talk shows on the radio. You write about what you like, better yet, what you’re passionate about. To do otherwise will be obvious to the reader and your content will not only suffer, it won’t be interesting, or get read.
Many years ago a talk show host I’ve known for years and is a friend could consistently be called upon to discuss the controversial, emotional, and timely topic of zebra mussels.
When I filled in for Mark Belling several years ago on the 3rd of July I discussed how too many parents on days like that particular day drag their babies, infants and very young toddlers out to nighttime events (the lakefront fireworks) so the adults can have a goodtime while the kids suffer. I called it child abuse. The phone lines exploded with callers calling in from the lakefront to tell me I was nuts. Others agreed it was cruel to have crying, screaming babes out at midnight.
The next morning, WISN’s Program Director Jerry Bott was filling in and referred to my show the day before saying he had never heard a topic before that elicited such strong emotions.
There’ve been others. When I talked about DNRs, Do Not Recuscitate orders, one nurse actually started a nationwide protest against me. Previvors was another that got to people. This one, too.
On one occasion filling in for Mark who had lost his voice, moments after the theme music played and I started my intro, it hit me that my mother used to give my brother and I heated onion juice when he had throat problems as kids. Onions were soaked overnight with sugar on a warm stove. My childhood memory, unplanned, went on for several minutes. A week or two later I ran into a fellow I knew at Pick ‘n’ Save. He didn’t bring up politics. He mentioned onion juice. Memorable.
I believe it’s a winning concept. Mark, Charlie Sykes? They’ll never, ever, ever devote a topic to zebra mussels.
Conservative talk show host detractors call it squawk radio, screaming for ratings. They know nothing about how radio works. And now, vindication. But first, a word from the Maestro, Barry White.
Here are just a few apropos lyrics from one of his hit recordings;
Livin' in ecstasy yeah, when you lay down next to me, yeah
Here in ecstasy when you're layin' down next to me
Catherine Clifford comes along with a message directed at entrepreneurs but it can certainly be extrapolated to bloggers. Good advice for online writers: Write with 'cognitive ecstasy.'