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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.

Goodnight everyone and have a spooooooooky weekend!

It's Friday night. Time to unwind with our regular Friday night feature on This Just In.

The weekend has finally arrived.

The sun has set.

The evening sky has erupted. 

Let's put controversy and provocative blogs aside for the rest of this work week and smooth our way into Saturday and Sunday

Tonight, sounds of the season.

So, lock your doors and windows.

Turn off the lights.

Sit back, and prepared to get spooked.

We begin with saxophone great David Sanborn performing a 60's hit from Dennis Yost & the Classics IV, joined by a couple of friends.




I believe Mr. Hayes said, “I call you up and ask you if you'd like to see a movie.”

We’ll get back to our Friday night music in just a bit, but first….

Roll ‘em, Lester!



A piece of trivia you didn’t hear in that video is that this legend was one of the soundtrack composers for the film:

And he was quite proud of that work.

The distinctive Mancini sound shines through in this obscure, but timely piece. This 1962 thriller was directed by Blake Edwards (“Pink Panther”) and starred Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers and Glenn Ford.

Experiment in Terror (1962)

Experiment in Terror

In 1990, RCA released this compilation of horror-ific Mancini selections.


Time to smoothen it out a bit with some classic music from jazz pianist Patricia Barber performing in France in 2004.

That’s it for this evening.

Good night.

Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.

I close with the final line read by Orson Welles 72 years ago  in the famous radio broadcast of “War of the Worlds”:

“That grinning, glowing, globular invader of your living room is an inhabitant of the pumpkin patch, and if your doorbell rings and nobody's there, that was no Martian. . .it's Halloween.”

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