WKTI

WKTI ("94.5 ESPN") is a sports radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, broadcasting at 94.5 MHz. The station is owned by the Good Karma Brands. The company owns WTMJ radio and WAUK in Milwaukee, as well as 8 other stations in Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin. WKTI maintains studio facilities located on Capitol Drive in Milwaukee. This Art Deco facility is known as "Radio City" in tribute to the New York complex of the same name. WKTI's transmitter, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of downtown Milwaukee, broadcasts an HD radio signal, with the station airing a simulcast of its news/talk sister station, WTMJ, on its HD2 subchannel.[1]

WKTI
ESPN Milwaukee Logo
CityMilwaukee, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaMilwaukee metropolitan area
Branding94.5 ESPN
Frequency94.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)103.3 W277CV (Milwaukee, relays HD2)
First air dateJune 1, 1959 (as WTMJ-FM)
FormatFM/HD1: Sports
HD2: News/Talk (WTMJ simulcast)
ERP14,000 watts
HAAT291 meters (955 ft)
ClassB
Facility ID74095
Transmitter coordinates43°05′28″N 87°54′07″W / 43.091°N 87.902°WCoordinates: 43°05′28″N 87°54′07″W / 43.091°N 87.902°W
Callsign meaningOriginally for sale's manager's wife KaTe, and I-94
Former callsignsWTMJ-FM (1959–1974)
WKTI-FM (1982–2008, 2015)
WLWK-FM (2008–2015)
OwnerGood Karma Brands
(Good Karma Brands Milwaukee LLC)
Sister stationsWAUK, WTMJ
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.espn.com/milwaukee/

History

1940s and 1950s

The owner of the Milwaukee Journal, in addition to publishing a daily newspaper, was a pioneer of broadcasting. It put WTMJ on the air in 1922, among the earliest AM radio stations in Wisconsin. In early 1940, an experimental station, W9XAO started broadcasting in the Apex radio band, which is roughly between 25 and 44 MHz. In 1942, the station was called W55M. It broadcast in the old FM band (42 to 50 MHz) from a 50 kW transmitter located in Richfield, Wisconsin.

It initially simulcast WTMJ and its NBC Red Network programming, but in the 1950s, it broadcast classical music for a while. One of its announcers was WTMJ's Jonathan Green, who utilized a more sophisticated voice and name as J. Bradley Green for his work with the FM side. For a short time in the mid 1940s, the station was known as WMFM.[2]

After World War II, the station was renamed WTMJ-FM and it moved to today's 88-108 MHz band. Initially, WTMJ-FM used the 102.1 FM frequency but few people had FM receivers at that time. The company began to focus on its new television station, WTMJ-TV, which signed on in 1947. In 1950, WTMJ-FM stopped broadcasting. It returned on June 1, 1959, at 94.5 FM, and ran automated music programming for many years.[3][4]

1970s and 1980s

In 1974, the station changed to a separately programmed automated Top 40 format, using the branding "I-94" (named after the main east-west interstate highway that runs through Milwaukee). To support the new brand, the owner wanted to change the station's call sign but could not decide on the two middle letters of a new name. The station manager, Jack Lee, proposed WWWI, but DJs were not comfortable about using the tongue-twisting call letters on-air. A sales manager suggested two letters from "Katie", his wife's name; the call sign was thus changed to WKTI.[5] I-94 was an automated station promoted as "Nonstop Stereo Rock."

In 1981, live DJs were employed. The next year, Bob Reitman began hosting WKTI's morning show. The program director, Dallas Cole, added Gene Mueller to the morning show in mid-1982. Lips LaBelle later became the afternoon DJ and promotions director. In late 1982, Danny Clayton became the night DJ and music director. These people worked as a team at WKTI for the next fifteen years. The station experienced steady ratings and growth.

1990s and 2000s

Between 1989 and 1991, WKTI gradually evolved to Hot AC, as the station decided to target a more adult audience. By around 1999, WXSS-FM began to compete for WKTI's predominantly female audience with music from younger artists. WKTI had a long-standing popular morning show, and the station did not make changes in response to the competition. However, slow adjustments were made to WKTI's playlist, changing to an Adult Top 40 format to attract new and younger listeners. The changes included contests and a Friday playlist called Flashback Friday, which featured music from the 1980s.

In September 2006, the station no longer voiced the "W" in its call sign, and the branding changed to 94-5 'KTI, Milwaukee's Hit Music Channel. In late 2006, Bob Reitman semi-retired, moving on to a weekly program on local public radio station WUWM. Gene Mueller continued the morning show with Amy Taylor and Gino Salamone as "Gene, Amy and Gino," until Taylor resigned in April 2007. On May 15, 2007, WKTI and its sister station WTMJ moved Gene Mueller to WTMJ's "Wisconsin Morning News." A new show, Mathew Blades in the Morning, with Blades, Erin Austin, and AJ was launched on WKTI. The station's evening lineup was also changing. Cindy Huber hosted the evening program for two years, but then left the station in a reshuffle and moved to WLDB. The station then chose to air syndicated programming after 7 p.m., carrying John Tesh's Intelligence for Your Life show, which had a WKTI-programmed playlist interspersed with Tesh's segments of information.

In September 2008, WKTI broadcast play-by-play coverage for teams normally on WTMJ, while the AM station was carrying a different sport. For example, the Milwaukee Brewers broadcasts moved to WKTI to allow Green Bay Packers radio play-by-play reports to air on WTMJ. On September 28, 2008, for the first time in Milwaukee FM radio history, the station aired a Green Bay Packers game (versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers).[6] On July 22, 2010, WLWK aired a Brewers game to allow WTMJ's coverage of a sudden flash flood emergency.[7]

At 12:12 p.m. on November 6, 2008, after playing "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins and "Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles, Journal Broadcast Group general manager Steve Wexler stepped in to introduce listeners to a complete makeover for 94.5 FM. The station launched a new adult hits format, branded as "The New 94.5 Lake FM" (in reference to Milwaukee's location on the western shoreline of Lake Michigan). Chicago's "Beginnings" was the first song to be broadcast. With the exception of Matthew Blades, the station's entire airstaff was released with the change.[8][9][10]

On November 13, 2008, WKTI officially changed call letters to WLWK-FM. Journal warehoused the WKTI call sign at its adult standards station in Powell, Tennessee (serving the Knoxville market) until Journal's sale of the station to local interests in December 2012. The WKTI calls then moved to the Sturgeon Bay/Door County channel 22 translator for WGBA-TV in Green Bay.

From July 8, 2009 to October 1, 2011, WTMJ-TV's third digital subchannel carried the music network TheCoolTV; the affiliation was co-branded with Lake FM.

The Lake, Scripps, return to country

In 2012, WLWK rebranded as "94-5 The Lake."

Journal Communications and the E. W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name. The two companies' broadcast properties would be combined, including WLWK-FM, WTMJ radio, and WTMJ-TV. The deal would separate WLWK from the Journal-Sentinel for the first time in its history, as the two companies' newspapers were to be spun off into a separate company under the Journal Media Group name. The transaction was completed on April 1, 2015.[11]

WKTI 94.5KTICountry logo
WKTI's logo as "94.5 KTI Country"

On May 29, 2015, at 9 a.m., after playing "Pinball Wizard" by The Who and going into a commercial break, WLWK began playing The Beatles' album "Abbey Road". An announcement followed the end of Side 1 from Scripps Milwaukee Radio's Vice President and General Manager Tom Langmyer thanking listeners of The Lake and notifying them about a forthcoming format change, followed by Side 2, and ending the "Lake" format with the final song on the album, "The End." At 10 a.m., WLWK flipped to Country, resurrecting the WKTI-FM call sign as "94.5 KTI Country." The Federal Communications Commission officially switched the call letters on June 8, 2015.[12] (The "FM" suffix was dropped a week later as the call letters became simply "WKTI.") The first song on the relaunched "KTI" was "Bartender" by Lady Antebellum. The station became the second Country outlet in Milwaukee with a full-power signal, taking on iHeartMedia's heritage country outlet WMIL-FM. It was WMIL's first head-to-head battle since 1987, when it pushed then-rival WBCS out of the format.[13][14] (WBCS flipped to Active Rock as WLZR and is now WHQG).[15][16][17] The call letters of WKTI and WLWK were effectively switched, and WLWK's call letters currently reside on the company-owned WGBA Green Bay's Sturgeon Bay TV translator (WLWK-CD).

In November 2017, after only two-and-a-half years, WKTI surpassed WMIL to become the radio market's top-rated country station with listeners 6+ according to Nielsen. In December 2017, WKTI also beat WMIL-FM with listeners ages 25-54, and became the #2 station with listeners 18-34 among all radio stations in Milwaukee.[18] Since then, WKTI often led in the country ratings, with WMIL pulling ahead at other times.[19] However, in the end, WKTI would eventually be overpowered by WMIL over the following year; in their last ratings book released before the end of the format, WKTI ranked thirteenth in the Milwaukee market with a 3.5 share, trailing WMIL’s 5.6 share.

Sale to GKB, ESPN Radio

On July 27, 2018, Scripps announced the sale of WKTI and WTMJ to Good Karma Brands as part of its exit from radio broadcasting. The stations would become part of a cluster with ESPN Radio affiliate WAUK.[20]

On October 26, 2018, Good Karma announced that, upon closure of the sale on November 1, WKTI would switch to ESPN Radio. Initially, WKTI will act as a simulcast of sister station WAUK, but there are plans for WKTI to shift towards a mostly-local schedule over time, and WAUK to shift towards carrying the national ESPN Radio schedule without deviation. Good Karma will move the operations of WAUK to Radio City, and continue to lease the existing WTMJ radio/WKTI portion of the building from Scripps.[21][22]

In anticipation of the flip, Racine-based WVTY flipped to country on October 30, 2018, imitating WKTI's previous logo and branding as 92.1 VTY Country. WVTY's owner Magnum Communications also purchased advertising time on WKTI through November 2 to promote WVTY and its other country station in the area, WMBZ in West Bend. WVTY had flipped from country to an adult hits format in May 2015 in response to 94.5's format change to country, and used WLWK's former Lake branding until a objection from WKTI management led to a rebranding as The Shore.[23]

References

  1. ^ https://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?latitude=43.038898468018&longitude=-87.906471252441 HD Radio Guide for Milwaukee
  2. ^ Bellamy R. K. "Riding the Airwaves." Milwaukee Journal 7 September 1944. Accessed 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1960 page A-253
  4. ^ [1] Fybush.com 2006.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1975 page C-212
  6. ^ Local news Today's tmj4
  7. ^ [2] JS online blog.
  8. ^ "Newswatch" JS online.
  9. ^ "Blades will slip some chat into a sea of music on 'The Lake'" Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, December 5, 2008
  10. ^ [3] JS online blog.
  11. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  12. ^ "WKTI-FM Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  13. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1980s/1987/RR-1987-02-06.pdf
  14. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1980s/1987/RR-1987-02-20.pdf
  15. ^ Foran, Chris (May 29, 2015). "WKTI is back on Milwaukee radio - this time, it's country". The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  16. ^ Scripps Launches KTI Country Milwaukee
  17. ^ 94.5 The Lake Becomes KTI Country
  18. ^ Foran, Chris (December 4, 2017). "WRIT No. 1 again among overall Milwaukee radio listeners, even without 'Jingle Bells'". The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  19. ^ https://ratings.radio-online.com/cgi-bin/rol.exe/arb043
  20. ^ "Good Karma Pays Off For Craig Karmazin". Radio & Television Business Report. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  21. ^ "WKTI Milwaukee To Flip To Sports "94.5 ESPN"". RadioInsight. 2018-10-26. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  22. ^ "WKTI-FM to move from country music to sports under new owner, Good Karma". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2018-11-24.
  23. ^ Foran, Chris (October 31, 2018). "Radio station switches back to country after WKTI makes move to an all-sports format". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved November 1, 2018.

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Bob Reitman

Robert "Bob" Reitman (born December 1941 ) is an FM radio personality (disc jockey, or deejay) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Reitman was a pioneer in freeform radio, also known as "underground radio", and has been playing album-oriented rock music and providing on-air commentary for over 45 years at various radio stations in the Milwaukee market. He is currently semi-retired, but continues to host a show once a week on WUWM, the Milwaukee Public Radio station where he got his start. His primary inspiration is Bob Dylan.

Don Stanley (announcer)

Donald Stanley Uglum (August 5, 1917 in Stoughton, Wisconsin – January 20, 2003 in Westlake Village, California), known professionally as Don Stanley, was an American radio and television announcer.

Stanley attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was part of the University Players. His announcing career began at the university's radio station, WHA (AM). From there, he went to WIBA-AM in Madison, Wisconsin, and in 1940 joined WTMJ in Milwaukee, where he inaugurated the station's FM outlet (now WKTI) as a staff announcer and news commentator.

After a brief stint as an announcer with ABC in Chicago, Stanley joined NBC in Hollywood in 1946 and became part of the network's West Coast announcing staff for the next 46 years. He was part of a "core" group that included the likes of Arch Presby, Eddy King, and Frank Barton; in later years, among his colleagues would be Donald Rickles, Victor Bozeman, and Peggy Taylor. His tenure with NBC was on par with such New York-based network staff announcers as Don Pardo, Bill Wendell, Wayne Howell, and Howard Reig. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and also did announcing work for the Armed Forces Radio Service.

During the "golden age" of old-time radio, Stanley's voice was heard on such shows as The Bill Stern Colgate Sports Newsreel, The NBC University Theatre, The Adventures of The Saint, The Halls of Ivy, The Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy Show, The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe, Presenting Charles Boyer, and Father Knows Best. After moving to the television side in the 1950s (and, eventually, to their later studios in Burbank, California), he handled announcing duties for such television programs as The Sheilah Graham Show, One Man's Family, The Spike Jones Show, and NBC Saturday Night at the Movies. His voice was also heard introducing NewsCenter 4 on the network's Los Angeles flagship station, KNBC. His long run with the network ended around 1992.

He was married to his high school sweetheart, Elinore, for 63 years. They had three children: Jon, Kristin and Donna.

Stanley died of complications from cancer of the small intestine at age 85. His wife, Elinore, died on October 31, 2011 at age 94.

Good Karma Brands

Good Karma Brands (GKB, formerly Good Karma Broadcasting) is a U.S. conglomerate. Based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, it has interests in radio broadcasting, sports marketing, retail, and real estate. The company owns and operates radio stations in the states of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida; the majority of its stations are ESPN Radio affiliates.

GKB was founded in 1997 by Craig Karmazin, the son of former Viacom and Sirius XM executive Mel Karmazin. Craig remains the CEO of Good Karma to this day.

Morgan Murphy Media

The Evening Telegram Company, d/b/a Morgan Murphy Media, is a television and radio chain based out of Madison, Wisconsin. It is named for publisher Morgan Murphy, who expanded the business after he took over from his grandfather, who founded the Superior Evening Telegram (now owned by Forum Communications).

Packers Radio Network

The Packers Radio Network is a broadcast radio network and the official radio broadcaster of the Green Bay Packers football team. The network's flagship is the Good Karma Brands's WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which has broadcast the games since November 24, 1929, and was the former flagship station of Journal Communications until the E. W. Scripps Company and Journal completed their broadcast merger and publishing spin-off on April 1, 2015 (Good Karma took over WTMJ's operations on November 1, 2018 upon Scripps' second withdrawal from radio). This is one of the few arrangements where a team's flagship radio station is not based in their home market and the local station serves as a network affiliate only, as WTMJ's signal to Green Bay and most of Wisconsin's population centers is city-grade; the rights for Packers games in the Green Bay area have bounced between Midwest Communications and Cumulus Media throughout the last few years, while stations carrying the games owned by Woodward Communications which nominally serve the Fox Cities exclusively have equally heavy listenership in Green Bay.

An internal Part 15 radio station featuring the Packers Radio Network play-by-play, along with public address and scoreboard announcements, serves the area surrounding Lambeau Field during Packers home games to provide the game call to those in attendance without the delay experienced by the uploading of the network feed via satellite. The feed is on a non-standard FM frequency which requires purchase of a special radio tuner from the team's pro shop to listen to that signal clearly, though it is audible with cross-channel interference from Wisconsin Public Radio's WPNE at 87.5 FM on regular tuners.

The Green Bay stations designated below in the table are considered additional "primary" stations in the network. This designation only truly comes to use in the later stages of the NFL Playoffs if the Packers make it to the NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, where those primary stations can carry the Packers Radio Network local call. All other network stations, including those licensed to communities in the Fox Cities, must carry the national Westwood One call instead in line with NFL rules.

In situations where Milwaukee Brewers baseball playoff games conflict with Packers games (WTMJ and Good Karma Brands also originate that team's broadcasts as the Brewers Radio Network) in September and October, WTMJ's FM sister station WKTI (94.5) originates the games in Milwaukee, with other stations in the Packers Radio Network making their own determinations about carriage of both games depending on whether they have a sister station to broadcast both games. WTMJ is simulcast on HD Radio over WKTI-HD2, in addition to the main AM signal's HD broadcast. Despite the NFL's Game Pass service nominally restricting WTMJ from streaming PRN coverage over the Internet, the station has streamed the team's games since the 2011 season, outside playoff games, though the streaming has been limited to desktop computers as of the 2015 NFL season due to both the new Game Pass package and TuneIn's premium service holding streaming rights for NFL play-by-play on mobile devices.

Its primary programming consists of broadcasts of Packer home and away games to a network of 56 stations in Wisconsin, the U.P., Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota, along with a two-hour pre-game show and three-hour postgame show which allows listeners to call, email, or text in a sports talk format about the finished game. Wayne Larrivee has been the play-by-play announcer since 1999, while former Packer center Larry McCarren has worked as the color commentator since 1995. Both Larrivee and McCarren contribute to the team's television programs, in addition to work with WTMJ's television sister station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee and WGBA-TV in Green Bay, where McCarren was sports director from 2013 until 2015 when he began to focus exclusively on his Packers network duties.

Though its broadcasts began in 1929, WTMJ did not begin paying the Packers for broadcast rights until 1943; it paid the team $7500 to broadcast the season. In the early 1930s, there was no exclusive right given to broadcast games, and WHBY, then based in Green Bay, often sent its own announcers to call the game. From 1933 to 1936, three additional stations carried WTMJ's radio broadcasts of Packer games: WLBL in Stevens Point (a non-commercial station owned by the state commerce department decades before the creation of Wisconsin Public Radio), WTAQ in Green Bay and WKBH in La Crosse. WSAW in Wausau and WJMS in Ironwood, Michigan started carrying the feed in 1937.

Tom Langmyer

Tom Langmyer is an author, broadcast executive and media consultant.

He is currently President & CEO of Great Lakes Media Corp.

Langmyer was previously Vice President, News/Talk/Sports Radio Programming for E. W. Scripps Company and he also served as Vice President and General Manager of Scripps' Milwaukee radio stations WTMJ (AM) and WKTI. Langmyer joined Scripps in 2013. He previously was Vice President and General Manager of WGN (AM) in Chicago and KMOX (AM) in St. Louis. He also served as National VP, News/Talk Formats for CBS Radio.

He began his career in his hometown of Buffalo, New York and later worked for stations in Youngstown, Ohio, Syracuse, New York, New York City and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

WAUK

WAUK (540 AM ESPN) is a radio station licensed to the Washington County community of Jackson, Wisconsin, serving the Milwaukee area. It is known on-air as 540 ESPN. WAUK airs a blend of ESPN Radio talk and sports play-by play, along with local sports talk and play-by-play programming. The station's studios are based streetside in "The Blue @ 310 West" building on West Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, the same building Wisconsin Public Radio's WHAD (90.7) also broadcasts from.

The station is owned by Beaver Dam-based Good Karma Brands (formerly Good Karma Broadcasting, LLC), and owned by Craig Karmazin, son of legendary radio executive and current Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin. It is the local rival of Entercom's all-sports station WSSP (1250), and to a lesser extent WOKY (920), which simulcasts Madison's WTSO (1070). Programming from WAUK is simulcast with WKTI (94.5) in Milwaukee, and is shared with WTLX (100.5) in Madison, which is its sister station to west in the state capital city. The station is among the few independent affiliates of ESPN Radio whose webstream is carried on the network's mobile apps, and whose website is hosted on ESPN.com.

WGBA-TV

WGBA-TV, virtual channel 26 (UHF digital channel 14), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company, as part of a duopoly with Appleton-licensed MyNetworkTV affiliate WACY-TV (channel 32). The two stations share studios on North Road alongside the WIS 172 freeway in Ashwaubenon (with a Green Bay postal address); WGBA's transmitter is located in the unincorporated community of Shirley, east of De Pere.

On cable, the station is available on channel 13 on Charter Spectrum (channel 8 on Charter's legacy Fond du Lac system]), channel 7 on CenturyLink and Comcast Xfinity in Manitowoc, either channel 7 or channel 10 in most outlying areas of the market, and channel 26 on AT&T U-verse.

WHQG

WHQG ("102.9 The Hog") is an active rock FM radio station licensed to and serving the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The station is owned by Saga Communications. Its studios (which are shared with the other four sister stations) and transmitter are located in Milwaukee's West Side.

WJBE (AM)

WJBE (99.7 FM/1040 AM) is an American commercial radio station located in Knoxville, Tennessee, serving the Knoxville Metropolitan Area with an urban contemporary format. WJBE is owned by Joseph Armstrong, through broadcast licensee Arm & Rage, LLC. This station is unrelated to the Knoxville-based WJBE owned by entertainer James Brown from 1968 through 1979.

WJBE operates on the clear-channel frequency of 1040 AM, but is not considered a clear-channel station because it is a Class D daytime-only station. WHO in Des Moines, Iowa is the dominant Class A station, also known as a clear-channel station.

WKSZ

WKSZ (95.9 FM, "Kiss FM") is a Top 40/CHR radio station licensed to De Pere, Wisconsin, serving Green Bay and Appleton-Oshkosh and owned by Woodward Communications. WKSZ's studios are located on College Avenue in Appleton, while its transmitter is located near Shirley in the Town of Glenmore.

WLDB

WLDB (93.3 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, broadcasting on 93.3 FM. Owned and operated by the Milwaukee Radio Alliance, a partnership between Shamrock Communications and All Pro Broadcasting, WLDB airs an adult contemporary music format branded as "B93.3". Its studios are located in Menomonee Falls, and the transmitter site is in Milwaukee's North Side near Estabrook Park.

Additionally, the station simulcasts sister AM station WZTI (1290) and their oldies format using their second HD Radio subchannel, which is also simulcast on W262CJ (100.3), an analog translator originating from the same site as WLDB's transmitter.

WLVE

WLVE (105.3 FM) is a radio station in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The station is owned by EMF Broadcasting and began airing the K-Love contemporary Christian (CCM) format on February 15, 2008. WLVE's Milwaukee offices and studios are located near the Wisconsin State Fair Park.

WLWK

WLWK may refer to:

WLWK-CD, a low-power television station (channel 22) licensed to serve Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, United States

WKTI, a radio station (94.5 FM) licensed to serve Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which held the call sign WLWK-FM from 2008 to 2015

WRNW

WRNW (97.3 FM) is an FM sports talk radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin owned and operated by iHeartMedia. WRNW's studios are located with iHeartMedia's other Milwaukee operations in rural-suburban Greenfield, with their transmitter located with the WISN-TV tower in Milwaukee's Lincoln Park.

WTMJ

WTMJ may refer to:

WTMJ-TV, a television station (channel 4 analog/28 digital) licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

WTMJ (AM), a radio station (620 AM) licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

WKTI, a radio station (94.5 FM) licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, which formerly used the call sign WTMJ-FM

WLUM-FM, a radio station (102.1 FM) licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, which now occupies the frequency used by WTMJ-FM until 1950

WTMJ-TV

WTMJ-TV, virtual channel 4 (UHF digital channel 28), is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. The station is owned by the E. W. Scripps Company. WTMJ-TV's studios are located on Capitol Drive (Wisconsin Highway 190) in Milwaukee (an Art Deco facility that is known as "Radio City", in tribute to the New York complex of the same name), and its transmitter is located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of downtown Milwaukee.

From its inception until October 31, 2018, WTMJ-TV was a sister station to WTMJ radio (620 AM) and WKTI (94.5 FM). The radio stations are now owned by Good Karma Brands, but continue to share studios and internal operations (including web hosting) with Scripps and WTMJ-TV; Good Karma's WAUK (540) will eventually move to Radio City itself and operate under a lease agreement with Scripps.

WTMJ (AM)

WTMJ (620) is an AM radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin carrying a news/talk format, along with several local professional sports teams' play-by-play. WTMJ also simulcasts on an FM translator, W277CV (103.3). The station is owned by Good Karma Brands along with ESPN Radio affiliates WAUK and WKTI. Established in 1927 by The Milwaukee Journal, the station was the flagship radio station of the Journal Broadcast Group until April 2015, when it came under the ownership of the E. W. Scripps Company. JBG also owned the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WTMJ-TV and sister radio station WKTI, along with other media assets across the U.S. (WTMJ remained owned with WTMJ-TV and WKTI until Good Karma acquired the radio stations in 2018, with the Journal Sentinel owned by the Journal Media Group spin-off until its April 2016 merger with Gannett).

WTMJ maintains studio facilities located on Capitol Drive in Milwaukee (this Art Deco facility is known as "Radio City" in tribute to the New York complex of the same name), and its transmitter is located in Union Grove. As of February 22, 2018, WTMJ's HD Radio simulcast on WKTI-HD2 (which launched after Scripps' assumption of ownership) is translated within the core Milwaukee metro in analog form on W277CV (103.3), which is licensed to Milwaukee and transmits from the WTMJ-TV/WKTI tower just north of Radio City. WTMJ and WKTI are the two stations in southeastern Wisconsin responsible for Emergency Alert System alerts as a primary entry point for the state's EAS system.The station also has served as the flagship outlet for Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers games for most of the teams' histories, with Packers broadcasts airing on WTMJ since 1929.

WVTY

WVTY (92.1 FM, "92-1 VTY Country") is a country music-formatted radio station in Racine in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It serves Racine, Kenosha and the greater Milwaukee area. WVTY is owned by David Magnum, through licensee Magnum Communications, Inc., along with sister stations WRJN and West Bend-based WIBD and WMBZ. Its studios are in Racine and the transmitter site is in Raymond (at the former transmitter site of WPXE-TV).

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