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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Regional
1:42 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Bon Voyage! Bob Bach Reflects On His Radio Career

WUWM's Bob Bach

If you’re a regular listener to Milwaukee Public Radio, you’ve probably been waking up to the same distinctive voice for the last ten years. 

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Politics & Government
10:57 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Voter Turnout in Milwaukee Exceeds State Average

Tuesday's turnout of 66 percent of eligible voters in the city of Milwaukee was higher than the state average of 57 percent.

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Politics & Government
11:53 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Milwaukee Police Vote: No Confidence in Chief Flynn

Members of the Milwaukee Police Association cast a no-confidence vote Thursday at Serb Hall.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

The vote follows the police chief's decision to fire an officer, who shot and killed a mentally ill man in a downtown park, in April.

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Politics & Government
10:41 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Supervisor Spends Night In Park to Call Attention to Homelessness

Boxes of donated clothes and supplies tucked inside a room in the Dineen Park golf shack await distribution following an event to call attention to homelessness in Milwaukee in 2013.
Credit Bob Bach

Milwaukee County Supervisor Michael Mayo calls his second homeless awareness event a success and promises a return next year.

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Politics & Government
11:01 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Milwaukee County Ballot Includes Move to Amend Referendum

Volunteers help roll up a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the United States Constitution during a demonstration against the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall October 20, 2010 in Washington, DC.
Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

One referendum question on the November ballot here urges Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution.

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Politics & Government
11:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

County Worker Contributions One Key to Abele's Budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
Credit Chris Abele

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's proposed 2015 budget holds the line on taxes, but at a cost for some employees.

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Environment
10:12 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Zoo Interchange Reconstruction Triggers More Closures, Some Openings

Aerial photo of the progress through late September of the the Watertown Plank Road Interchange.
Credit DOT

Motorists who travel through the state's busiest freeway exchange will see more changes in the Zoo Interchange.

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Regional
1:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Lessons Learned From Bradley Center's Construction

Former DCD leader says there was a different tone in Milwaukee 30 years ago, when the decision was made to build a new downtown basketball arena.

Milwaukee's downtown was growing when the Bradley Center was built.

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Education
10:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

MPS Announces New Superintendent

Dr. Darienne Driver

The Milwaukee School Board has named Dr. Darienne Driver to lead the state's largest district.

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Education
1:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Milwaukee Universities Educate Freshmen about Preventing Sexual Assault

Instructors Kathy Coffee-Guenther and Deandre Taylor (seated) conduct a class on sexual violence awareness and prevention for Marquette freshmen
Credit Bob Bach

While authorities investigate the use of so-called 'date rape' drugs at a UWM frat, the university is just one in town that talks to new students about inappropriate behavior.

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