"We are live in Milwaukee." For the time being, anyway.
That "we are live" line is currently endemic among TV news people across the country reporting from a remote location. The custom holds at WTMJ-TV News, part of the Journal Communications Inc. media empire that just sliced off WTMJ along with all its TV and radio stations in Milwaukee and around the country.
You can read the rather upbeat coverage of this announcement in the Journal Sentinel itself (link below). Basically, Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps, a Cincinnati-based media conglomerate with a time-honored name, cut a deal. They "merged," as they put it, their large TV and radio station holdings while spinning off their respective print and digital media operations, mainly including Wisconsin's largest daily newspaper, the Journal Sentinel. The spin-off firm will remain based in Milwaukee when the deal is sewn up, expected next year.
The happy-news report from the two firms made it sound like the new Journal media group is a big winner. It will have $10 million of cash on hand after the deal is completed, don't you know. It will be able to "focus" on its core business, which is newspapering. And so on.