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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 gold medal 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.


The Vancouver Olympic Games begin one week from today.

So tonight’s music features selections with an international flavor.

We begin with a salute to the host country.

In 1956, orchestra leader Hugo Winterhalter made it all the way to #2 on the charts with this classic instrumental.

Another great  instrumental released in 1965 by a painsits about the beauty of Germany  made it to #12 on the Billboard charts. describes Horst Jankowski as "a seemingly inexhaustible composer of easy listening instrumental and space age pop who started out as a classical pianist. Comparisons are often noted between Jankowski and campy space age pop arranger and composer Juan Garcia Esquival, easy listening arranger and composer Bert Kaempfert, and easy listening arranger Ray Conniff."


OK, let’s head somewhere warm.

There’s a neighborhood in
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that has it all: a legendary beach, exciting nightlife, fabulous restaurants, sophisticated street shops, the arts.

Very nice.

The Brazilian hot spot was immortalized in song in the 60’s and famed saxman Kenny G a few years ago produced this beautiful cover.

That’s it for this week.


Sleep well.

Have a great weekend.



We close with a visit to where the Games began.

From the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Alkistis
Protopsalti performs the most popular and famous Greek song, “Ta Paidia Tou Peiraia,” Never on Sunday.

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