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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.

Amber Alert interruptions

Great news as three missing Milwaukee children were found safe this afternoon in Kenosha.

Before the children were found, Milwaukee television was inundated with Amber Alert announcements. Throughout the day, Amber Alert bulletins interrupted local and cable programs, at some points every five minutes.

Having worked in the broadcast business in some form or fashion all my adult professional career, I’ll bet local TV stations and Time Warner had their share of busybody complaint calls from folks upset their favorite soap operas or Jerry Springer low life-a-thons were broken into, over and over again.

Shame on them.

These announcements were necessary. Lives were at stake.

The Amber Alert System is an example of one of the best collaborations between government and the private sector.

Thank goodness the children have been found and are safe.

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