This Just In ...

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 winter wonderland weekend!


“I love snow for the same reason I love Christmas: It brings people together while time stands still. Cozy couples lazily meandered the streets and children trudged sleds and chased snowballs. No one seemed to be in a rush to experience anything other than the glory of the day, with each other, whenever and however it happened”
Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.”
Carl Reiner


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, music to fit the season, and climate.

I gotta tell ya, I really loved that 55 degree stuff not that long ago. 

But this is mid-January, and one can’t expect spring-like weather around here too much when the calendar says winter.

As one who hates winter, it’s mighty tough to find reason to smile during cold, frosty, icy days. Then there’s music.

So, grab some cocoa and marshmallows or an Irish coffee, snuggle close to the computer, and enjoy what the This Just In research staff has dug up this week.

We begin with a track from a Christmas CD by the Manhattan Transfer, an appropriate  composition for today. Claude Thornhill and his Orchestra did it first in 1941. They recorded it around Memorial Day that year. Critics say it was his prettiest number. True. And It can make harsh January days like today much easier to take.




By the way, that is a terrific CD. If you don't own it, get it for next Christmas.

Next, a track from another Christmas CD from the highly acclaimed Fourplay, named for the four superstars of jazz in the band. Playing on this CD: Bob James (keyboards), Larry Carlton (guitars), Nathan East (bass), and Harvey Mason (drums).

Sure hope today's snowfall didn't find you...




Next, his was the most popular Christmas CD of 2011. This next track wasn’t on that CD. It was released eight years earlier.

A Christmas tune on January 20th? Listen carefully and tell me this shouldn't be played all winter long.


Admit it.

Some of you today were in disbelief. It’s too cold to snow, you opined.

Apparently not.

Sometimes, the right situation at the right time with the right girl…maybe you can convince her to stay.

I think this is the best duet for this classic song that shouldn’t go to bed after December 25.

It features the former Miss America who was eventually stripped of her title (yeh, they really showed her), Vanessa Williams...

Vanessa Williams

And Bobby Caldwell...

Again, perfect for post-Christmas.




That’s it for this week’s segment.


Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.

We opened with “Snowfall.”

We close with “Latin Snowfall” from a composer with a distinctive sound. 



Also found on:



This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Page Tools