Bob Bach

News Reporter / Host

Bob joined the WUWM news department in January of 1991. He served as host of WUWM’s weekday magazine program At 10 from 1999 to 2001.

Bob, a Vietnam veteran, began his broadcasting career as a disc jockey in Merrill, Wisconsin in 1975. From 1976 to 1990, Bob covered news and sports at stations in Milwaukee. And for nearly 12 years, he announced Marquette basketball on WISN Radio. Also, Bob anchored sports on the Nine o’clock Nightly News on WVTV/Channel 18, from 1988 to 1990.

Bob has won dozens of local, state, and regional awards for his reporting, writing, and producing.

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Environment
8:42 am
Tue May 21, 2013

No Pay For Play, DNR Plans "Free" Days

Anglers can fish without a license on state lakes and streams during the first weekend in June.

The Wisconsin DNR is offering a "free" weekend to lure people back to state parks and trails, or try a new activity at no charge.

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Politics & Government
8:47 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Lawmakers Take Up Rent To Own, DNA Expansion This Week

The Joint Finance Committee continues to work on the Walker administration's proposed new two year state budget.

The legislature's Joint Finance Committee will consider changes to the state's rent-to-own laws and a proposed expansion of the state's DNA registry.

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Education
7:57 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Walker Seeks Tuition Freeze

Gov. Scott Walker wants to cut an increase in UW Systemfunding by more than half.

Gov. Scott Walker wants to freeze tuition at UW system schools for the next two years.  The change is part of an amended budget request the Walker administration has submitted to the Joint Finance Committee.   The Governor also wants to cut an increase in UW system funding from $181 million to about $87 million. The changes come after news surfaced that the UW system had a $650 million surplus. Changes in the new budget proposal would lower the UW system reserve fund by $136 million.

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Environment
8:26 am
Wed May 15, 2013

High Winds Knock Out Power

Downed tree limb in Wauwatosa.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

A windstorm that blew through the area last night dropped tree limbs and caused power outages for up to 18,000 customers in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Dodge counties.

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Politics & Government
8:09 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Legislature Approves Milwaukee County Board Changes

State lawmakers last night approved changes in Milwaukee county governance.
Credit Justin Kern, Flickr

The state legislature last night voted 19-14 in favor of a several changes to the Milwaukee County board.

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Politics & Government
8:48 am
Tue May 14, 2013

State Senate Votes Today on Milwaukee County Board Changes

State Senators are poised to act today on a bill that would weaken the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors.

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Politics & Government
11:12 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Watchdog Group Warned of Potential Problems Prior to WEDC Creation

The executive director of a Washington DC watchdog organization published a report prior to the creation of WEDC warning of potential transparency and accountability problems with similar public-private economic developments groups elsewhere.

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Politics & Government
11:39 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Wisconsin Republican Leaders Work to Rally Party Faithful

Gov. Walker lobbied for voucher expansion, income tax cuts and Medicaid reform
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

UW Madison Political Scientist Charles Franklin discusses this weekend's state Republican convention in central Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Republicans rallied near Wausau over the weekend - during their annual convention.

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Politics & Government
11:28 am
Mon May 6, 2013

City Considers Changes For Milwaukee Taxi Industry

Drivers await fares outside a downtown Milwaukee hotel
Credit Bob Bach

More taxicabs could soon be rolling on Milwaukee streets. In 1992, the city capped taxi permits at 350. Now a group of cab owners and at least one alderman want to lift the cap. This afternoon, a Common Council committee will solicit opinions about the quality of taxi service today and whether or not the city needs more.

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Regional
4:20 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

$14.6 Million in Milwaukee County Parks Improvements Underway

A new picnic shelter will be built this summer at Johnsons Park on Milwaukee's north side.

You will soon see a lot of yellow in Milwaukee County Parks. Dandelions sure, but also a whole bunch of construction equipment. Dump trucks and graders are just some of the gear workers will use to make much-needed repairs. The county plans to spend $14.6 million this year improving its parks, chipping away at a list of deferred maintenance needs totaling $300 million.

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