Milwaukee Television History: The Analog Years, by Dick Golembiewski. ISBN 978-0-87462-055-9. 510 pp. 470+ photographs. 8 ½ X 11. $47. Clothbound with dust jacket. Winner of the Milwaukee County Historical Society Gambrinus Prize for 2008.

With over 470 photographs this well researched and detailed history presented by Dick Golembiewski (a.k.a. “Dick Nitelinger,” host of “Folk City” (1984-1992) and “Milwaukee Talking,” (1985-1986) on WMSE radio) who began researching the city’s broadcasting history in 1996, expertly delivers the inside story of the city’s television stations since 1930.

Dick GolembiewskiFrom the first early tests using mechanical scanning methods, through the first successful digital television tests, the politics, conflicts, triumphs, and failures of Milwaukee’s television stations are described in fascinating detail.

Included are discussions of the many locally-produced shows — often done live— that once made up a large part of a station’s broadcast day and it is through these stories — some told here for the first time — and through the facts, anecdotes, and quotations from the on-air talent, engineers, and managers who conceived, constructed, and put the stations on the air, that the history of Milwaukee television comes alive again for the reader.



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