WTMJ 620 isn't the only station broadcasting Ueck and the New Guy. No, sir. Of course the bigger cities in Wisconsin have radio affiliates: Madison, Green Bay, Wausau...as well as some smaller ones: River Falls, Fort Atkinson (my channel of choice), and Hayward.
One stood out as extraordinarily small: Iron River, Wisconsin. Really? Never heard of it. It's in Bayfield County 35 miles east of Superior. How small? The town is comprised of 1,059 hearty Brewer fans and doesn't even have its own high school (They have to travel 10 miles west and attend something called Maple Northwestern. I think ex-Badger sack artist Tom Burke went there).
Not only is it the smallest, it's the furthest from the Flagship...a whopping 358 miles away from Milwaukee. Actually, Iron River is closer to Minneapolis (175 miles), Grand Forks, North Dakota (310), and Waterloo, Iowa (324) than it is Milwaukee. Odd. So the next time you wrap your car around a Bayfield County pine tree after pounding enough Lienenkugal's to float a battleship - DON'T PANIC! Just flip on the radio, scroll to 107.3 on your FM dial, and listen to check out some Brewer baseball. Thank me later.
Wisconsin is home to 5 non-Brewers radio affiliates. Booooooooo. New Richmond, and Balsam Lake (?) carry the Twinkies. Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, and Minocqua have Cubs affiliates. No surprise with Minocqua. That place is littered with Illinois license plates during the summer, making it annoyingly crowded, but thanks for the tourism dollars…I guess. Somebody has to drink the Old Style left in the fridge from last summer, right?