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Newsradio 620 WTMJ WTMJ Radio is Wisconsin's news, talk, weather and traffic station and your flagship for the Packers, Brewers and Bucks.
WTMJ Radio is a 50,000-watt news/talk/sports powerhouse, one of America's largest and most successful radio stations. In addition to its status as Milwaukee's radio news leader, 620 AM as well as 103.3 FM features compelling talk shows that provide meaning and context to the day's events. The station also flagships the Green Bay Packers Radio Network, the Milwaukee Brewers Radio Network and the Milwaukee Bucks Radio Network. In 2014, WTMJ received radio's highest honor, the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Award for Large Market Station of the Year. The station had previously won the award in 2000, 2003 and 2004. In 2000 and 2003 it was for News/Talk/Sports Station of the Year. In 2004 it was for Station of the Year. In 2003, it also received one of broadcast journalism's highest honors, the Radio-Television News Directors Association's Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in large-market radio.
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Elliott served WTMJ in different capacities for 13 years. He was 82-years-old.
04/21/2020
Mike Elliot, former WTMJ personality, passes away - WTMJ

Elliott served WTMJ in different capacities for 13 years. He was 82-years-old.

A longtime Wisconsin broadcaster has passed away. Mike Elliott served WTMJ for 13 years during three different stints at Radio City. He started his Wisconsin broadcasting career in Milwaukee as host of WTMJ’s mid-afternoon music show in 1973. Elliott also worked as an announcer, sports personality...

04/20/2020

Hundreds of people gathered in Brookfield Saturday afternoon protesting Gov. Evers' extension of the "Safer At Home" order. Was the protest just & necessary or was it dangerous & stupid? John Mercure will share your answers today during Wisconsin's Afternoon News.

The order is being rolled out in part by the president's guidelines to reopen the country, including the need for a 14-d...
04/20/2020
WATCH: Gov. Evers announces 'Badger Bounce Back' program - WTMJ

The order is being rolled out in part by the president's guidelines to reopen the country, including the need for a 14-day downward trajectory of cases.

Governor Evers is outlining a phased approach for Wisconsin to reopen its economy. The Badger Bounce Back plan intends to decrease cases and deaths to a low level, while increasing capacity in the state’s healthcare system in order to allow businesses to reopen. It’s being rolled out in part by ...

04/20/2020

Today, yesterday, tomorrow, and always. WTMJ is here for you.

Today as a public service, Good Karma Brands is announcing a temporary format change for 540 ESPN. Doctor Radio features...
04/20/2020

Today as a public service, Good Karma Brands is announcing a temporary format change for 540 ESPN. Doctor Radio features expert guests including Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams.

Where do you come down on the matter?
04/20/2020
Tavern League calls for May 1st reopening - WTMJ

Where do you come down on the matter?

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Tavern League of Wisconsin is calling on Gov. Tony Evers to allow bars and restaurants to reopen on May 1, more than three weeks ahead of the end of the current stay-at-home order that has forced the closure of most nonessential businesses. The lobbying group argued in a s...

TMJ4 News
04/20/2020

TMJ4 News

JUST IN: Gov. Tony Evers is reinforcing his call for Wisconsinites to stay at home after recent protests over the extension of his Safer at Home order. LATEST: https://on.tmj4.com/2XOlbL2

“It’s a very uncertain time, considering just a couple of months ago, it seemed there was a surplus of jobs available."
04/20/2020
College seniors face job worries, family stress amid virus - WTMJ

“It’s a very uncertain time, considering just a couple of months ago, it seemed there was a surplus of jobs available."

Thousands of college seniors sent home when the coronavirus outbreak closed their campuses have been forced to delay their planned launch into independence

04/20/2020

Our list keeps growing! Check out what some of our partners are doing:

Saz's State House is still open Wednesday - Saturday from 4-8pm for takeout or delivery. Call in your classics at 414-453-2410 or order delivery via Door Dash. https://sazs.com/

To acknowledge all healthcare providers, Mr. Holland’s Heating, Air & Electric would like to deliver lunch to a medical staff unit or member that you would like to recognize for their care. Check out their page to learn more.

Hall Volkswagen Mazda is joining the "Do-Good Auto Coalition" to help people during this time. Potential ways they can help include delivering food, prescriptions, or donated medical supplies, and using dealer facilities as a drop-off location for donations. https://www.hallcars.com/

“It’s a once in a generation kind of effect on retail."
04/20/2020
Some retailers may not make it out of coronavirus pandemic - WTMJ

“It’s a once in a generation kind of effect on retail."

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. That includes our shopping habits. With many stores closed, many are turning to Amazon or delivery services for any essential needs. That’s leaving retailers, both small and large, struggling. “It’s a once in a generation ...

04/20/2020

Protesters took to the streets of Brookfield and Madison over the weekend in response to the extension of Governor Tony Evers’ Safer at Home order. Steve Scaffidi asks, do you agree with the protesters that we should loosen restrictions and open most businesses right away?

A 25-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.
04/19/2020
Off-duty Milwaukee Police officer involved in battery incident - WTMJ

A 25-year-old man is being treated for serious injuries at a local hospital.

A Milwaukee Police officer is on administrative duty after being involved in a battery complaint Sunday morning. Police responded to the 4500 block of W. Cleveland Avenue around 7:40 a.m. where they found a 25-year-old man unresponsive. Investigators say he’s being treated for serious injuries at ...

The Green Bay area saw an increase in Covid-19 cases by fourfold in just 10 days. However in Brookfield today, hundreds ...
04/19/2020
Green Bay area sees 'upsurge' in COVID-19 cases - WTMJ

The Green Bay area saw an increase in Covid-19 cases by fourfold in just 10 days. However in Brookfield today, hundreds gathered in protest hoping to get parts of the state re-opened.

Brown County officials say federal investigators plan to be in the Green Bay area this weekend to look into a recent upsurge in COVID-19 cases.

COVID-19 continues to change summer festivities. The latest is Glendale's annual Fourth of July celebration.
04/18/2020
Glendale's Fourth of July celebration is cancelled, due to COVID-19 - WTMJ

COVID-19 continues to change summer festivities. The latest is Glendale's annual Fourth of July celebration.

GLENDALE — The first of potentially many Fourth of July celebration cancelations in Wisconsin comes in Glendale. According to the committee, health risks and financial losses from sponsors and local businesses are the reasons behind this decision. The committee ended the post with this, “Glendal...

There are approximately 13,000 restaurants in Wisconsin. A restaurant industry advocate says by the time the current "Sa...
04/17/2020
'This is devastating': Wisconsin restaurant industry braces for possibly brutal impact of 'safer-at-home' extension - WTMJ

There are approximately 13,000 restaurants in Wisconsin. A restaurant industry advocate says by the time the current "Safer-at-Home" executive order ends in response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, half of them could permanently close.

There are approximately 13,000 restaurants in Wisconsin. By the time the current “Safer-at-Home” executive order ends in response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, half of them could permanently close. That’s the estimation from Christine Hillmer of the Wisconsin Restaurant Asssociation. “...

How low have you filled up for?
04/17/2020
Gas prices in Milwaukee area drop below one dollar per gallon - WTMJ

How low have you filled up for?

Essential workers who are still on the roads everyday have at least one benefit- cheap gas prices. In the Milwaukee area, you can find fuel for as little as 94 cents a gallon, with the average sitting at $1.21. Patrick DeHaan, Head of Petroleum Analysis at GasBuddy, tells WTMJ you’d have to go bac...

The most important thing you can do... wash your hands!
04/17/2020
Food safety tips during coronavirus pandemic - WTMJ

The most important thing you can do... wash your hands!

As fears over coronavirus continue to increase, many are wondering about how the virus affects food. “There’s absolutely no evidence that you can get COVID-19 like you would a foodborne illness like salmonella,” Dr. Barbara Ingham, a Professor and Food Safety Specialist at University of Wisco...

04/17/2020

Governor Evers’ decision to extend the Safer at Home order until late May may result in a legal challenge over its constitutionality. Steve Scaffidi asks, do you think the governor's decision is the right call at this time?

Uh oh. Jane has fun, silly coronavirus-hunker-down ideas.
04/16/2020
Here's what happens when you've got too much time on your hands - WTMJ

Uh oh. Jane has fun, silly coronavirus-hunker-down ideas.

Are you looking for things to do while Wisconsin’s stay-at-home orders continue? Some people are doing puzzles, others are reading books, and some people are using toilet paper to create chain reactions. Watch the ‘Quarantine Machine’ below.

Big shoutout to our friends at Allrite Home and Remodeling!
04/16/2020

Big shoutout to our friends at Allrite Home and Remodeling!

The Cedarburg Fire Department would like to thank Randy Miller, a CFD member and owner of Allrite Home & Remodeling Inc. The fire department owns a structure, housing radio equipment, that was in desperate need of repair. Randy stepped up to help out the department and the community by donating all of the materials and the labor of his employees to remodel the structure. This included replacing rotting wood, new shingles, siding and soffits. A big Thank You to Randy and his company for a job well-done.

The rate of growth of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin slightly surged Thursday compared to past days, but still far below...
04/16/2020
Thursday update: Milwaukee County coronavirus case totals top 2,000 - WTMJ

The rate of growth of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin slightly surged Thursday compared to past days, but still far below double-digit percentage growth.

Update: Thursday, 2:12 p.m. The latest numbers of coronavirus cases in Wisconsin, combining the Wisconsin Department of Health and Safety’s statewide numbers and Milwaukee County statistics: Positive tests: 3,930 (3,743 on Wednesday, a 5.0 percent rise in cases day-to-day)– More than half, 2,002...

This move affects everything from schools closing to golf courses opening, but it extends the order until late May.
04/16/2020
Governor Evers extends 'safer-at-home' order to late May, schools to stay closed for rest of academic year, some businesses can open - WTMJ

This move affects everything from schools closing to golf courses opening, but it extends the order until late May.

The Governor of the State of Wisconsin has extended the state’s ‘safer-at-home’ order, originally from April 24, to May 26 in order to keep people safe from the coronavirus pandemic. However, he has allowed some businesses to open. “A few weeks ago, we had a pretty grim outlook for what COVI...

"Every American ought to have that right to decide for themselves."
04/16/2020
Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson pushes hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus therapy option; report says Brazilian and French doctors had no proof it was successful after tests - WTMJ

"Every American ought to have that right to decide for themselves."

It has been a month – about the length of time that most of America has been in stay-at-home mode due to the deadly coronavirus’ spread – since President Donald Trump pushed the idea of hydroxychloroquine as an option for possibly treating coronavirus, which has killed more than 140,000 people...

"It's crushing our economy. It's crushing our taxpayers. It's going to be very hard to rebound from if we don't start to...
04/16/2020
'This isn't a one-size-fits-all solution': Cedarburg State Senator Stroebel on how to re-open Wisconsin economy after coronavirus - WTMJ

"It's crushing our economy. It's crushing our taxpayers. It's going to be very hard to rebound from if we don't start to do something really soon." - Senator Duey Stroebel

There are signs that we are possibly nearing the peak of the ravaging effect of coronavirus in the state of Wisconsin, as the percentage of increased cases is decreasing on a near-daily basis. Cedarburg Republican State Senator Duey Stroebel says moves need to be made to begin to work on the second....

Though cleanings and other exams have been canceled, emergency procedures can continue.
04/16/2020
Dental emergency? Stay out of the hospital ER - WTMJ

Though cleanings and other exams have been canceled, emergency procedures can continue.

Most dental offices across Wisconsin have temporarily suspended cleanings and other elective procedures during the COVID-19 crisis. “What we’ve told our members to do is discontinue the routine services,” Mark Paget, Executive Director of Wisconsin Dental Association, tells WTMJ. “The cleani...

One of these men was convicted 20 years ago for sexual assault in Milwaukee County.
04/16/2020
Two prisoners escape Wisconsin prison; one convicted for sexual assault, both for kidnapping - WTMJ

One of these men was convicted 20 years ago for sexual assault in Milwaukee County.

(AP) – Sheriff’s officials say two prisoners have escaped from the state maximum-security prison in Portage. Residents in the area received automated phone calls about the prison escape about 6 a.m. Thursday and were urged to lock their doors. Columbia County Sheriff Roger Brandner said numerous...

04/16/2020

There is a growing call by elected officials, manufacturers and local chambers of commerce in the state to open Wisconsin back up for business after Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order expires on April 24th. Steve Scaffidi asks, do you think the Governor should relax the restrictions?

Brian Niznansky of TMJ4 News says we could see some snow tonight!
04/16/2020

Brian Niznansky of TMJ4 News says we could see some snow tonight!

"Aaron Rodgers, if he ever wants to entertain that as a possible second career, he's an insightful, deep-thinking guy wh...
04/16/2020
Jim Nantz on working with Wisconsin's own Tony Romo, missing NCAA Tournament and Masters, and Aaron Rodgers' TV future - WTMJ

"Aaron Rodgers, if he ever wants to entertain that as a possible second career, he's an insightful, deep-thinking guy who has a wry sense of humor. I think he could be really good on television."

Click here to listen to Wisconsin On Demand, including Scalzo & Brust’s interview with Jim Nantz. The lead voice of CBS Sports…has no sports to be a voice for. Jim Nantz, that network’s top commentator, would have announced the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and The Masters golf tournament...

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