There are a few things going on in the Milwaukee media market not named WKLH and Carole Caine.
—The Journal Sentinel reports that WMJR-FM (98.3) has once again dropped the syndicated “Tom Joyner Show” for the second time in three years. It is being replaced by a morning show hosted by staffer Andrea Williams.
—WDJT-TV (Channel 58) has hired veteran broadcast journalist Mark Hanner as assistant news director. Hanner spent six years as producer for CBS’ “The Early Show” and was an assistant news director at NewsChannel8 cable channel in Washington. Hanner’s family is originally from Milwaukee.
(It was previously incorrectly reported Hanner was assistant news director at WJLA-TV in Washington. That information was provided by WDJT.)
He also worked at Bloomberg TV and stations in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Yuma, AZ.
—The Milwaukee Film Festival has announced a $50,000 grant to fund local filmmakers, along with produduction resources valued at $76,000. The lead underwriter is the progressive philanthropic group the Briuco Fund, with addition contributions by former Brewer John Axford and Bucks owner Alexander Lasry. Online applications for the 2015 program can be filed through August 16 by residents of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Kenosha, Racine, Ozaukee, Walworth, or Washington Counties.
Application details can be found at www.mkefilm.org.
—WSSP-AM/FM (105.7/1250) is starting a weekly one hour show devoted to issues surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks proposed downtown arena and entertainment district. The “Save Our Bucks Hour” will be hosted by Joe Zenzola with “Save Our Bucks” spokesman Paul Henning. The show premieres Thursday at 6 p.m. and will be archived on the station’s website.
It was incorrectly reported