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Sheboygan’s Longest Running Show Has a New Host

Posted on: November 20th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

Legislative Update has been part of Sheboygan’s community media programming for decades.  After more than 20 years as the host of the public affairs series, Jim Baumgart made the decision to turn the hosting duties over to Nanette Bulebosh.


(L-R) Nanette Bulebosh, Jenni Estrada, Chris Rahlf, and Liz Sumner in the WSCS studio to produce “Legislative Update”

Monday, November 18, 2018 Bulebosh recorded her first episode as the solo host.  She did co-host several episodes last season easing the transition for viewers, guests, and hosts.  Bulebosh is excited about the new role and the possibilities that it brings.  While the show will remain focused on public affairs, some changes are in store to bring a fresh look and feel.  She had this to say about Monday’s production,


Local television can be provocative, inspiring and illuminating when you are lucky enough to have outstanding guests.

Just listen to Chris – a Navy vet who makes her living as a strategic thinker, Jenni – an advocate for farm laborers, and Liz – who owns her own business – as they discuss what they learned on the campaign trail, and what they think about the future of progressive politics in Wisconsin. Listen to them discuss what conservatives get wrong about Democrats, and what it’s like to run for office with young children in tow.

This program is a work in progress, and so, alas, is my hair (Note to Nanette: Do something about that, okay?) but I’m proud of what we did today.

I’m grateful to these three impressive women, first for running, and second for sharing what it taught them.

FCC Action Threatens Existence of Community Access Channels

Posted on: November 12th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

FCC action threatens the existence of community access channels

Community Access Television is under an unprecedented attack from the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC, chaired by Ajit Pai, is considering ways to whittle away the public interest obligations cable companies have under federal law by charging cities for anything that does not earn the companies revenue.

City expenses will go up, cable company expenses will go down, and cable subscribers will pay the same price for cable but without the Public, Education, and Government (PEG) access channels that air locally-produced programs. Community access channels will disappear because many cities will no longer be able to afford to equip, staff, and pay for them.

Reposed from Wisconsin Community Media,

WSCS Receives 8 Awards

Posted on: April 6th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

Eight WSCS Programs Recoginized in 2018 Best of the Midwest Media Fest

Wisconsin Community Media has announced the 2018 Best of the
Midwest Media Fest award winners. Award-winning producers and their shows will be honored at the Best of the Midwest Media Fest Banquet and Show at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center on Thursday evening, May 10 as part of Wisconsin Community Media’s two-day conference.

Shows that win are recognized with one of three awards. From the top they are
Excellence, Achievement, and Merit.  Eight different programs produced by Sheboygan area residents and WSCS will receive awards in May.  The list of Sheboygan winners includes:


Community Producer


Create A Life You Love “Pet Food” Toni Greene  Excellence
Ignite Sheboygan Ignite Sheboygan  Achievement
100 Thousand Poets for Change Lisa Vihos  Merit
25th Annual Sheboygan Jaycees’ Holiday Parade Sheboygan Jaycees  Achievement
Million Person Unity March Nanette Bulebosh  Merit
Quality of Life “Robotic Surgery” Dave Augustin  Merit
Ignite the Spark “ADHD” Char Pachniak  Merit
32nd Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival featuring Porsche and Formula Junior John Seaman  Achievement


Go here for the WCM press release with the full list of award-winning programs.

Taverns of Southern Sheboygan County

Posted on: February 18th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

The latest episode of Third Saturday at the Museum features “Taverns of Southern Sheboygan County

Upgrade to Sports Coverage

Posted on: January 25th, 2018 by Robert Ingraham

Viewers of local sports on WSCS have long wished for the game clock to be included in the on-screen score graphics.  Thanks to recently acquired technology, that wish has been granted.

Game clock, score and other information is sent automatically update the graphics.

“Until now, when we would cover a game, we had someone manually changing the score in the graphics software” said Scott Mealiff, WSCS Program Director. “For fast faced sports like basketball we needed a person dedicated to changing the score.”  While this method kept viewers aware of the score during the game, there wasn’t a good way to show how much time was left.  The commentators would have to mention the time on the scoreboard as part of calling the game.

After a sucessful trial, the station decided to purchase a device call a ScoreBot.  “Interfacing a scoreboard with TV graphics is not a new concept. The national networks have been doing it for some time. The ScoreBot allows us to do it more cost effectivly than was previously possiable. One device now works with different scoreboard controllers and different sports at different venues. We’re excited to provide this enhancement to our viewrs.” Mealiff said.


New VOD Player

Posted on: December 1st, 2017 by Robert Ingraham

WSCS has been working with our Video On-Demand host to offer an Adaptive VOD palyer.  What does that mean?  We know an increasing number of viewers are watching on-line content on mobile devices and our old player did not not work well with phones and tablets.  The new player automaticaly adapts the size and resolution of video based on the device and the speed of the Internet connection.


Until we are able to transfer all the past programs (those produced prior to December 2017) to the new system, we will keep our legacy player active – just scroll down to the bottom of the VOD page.


Relive the Levitt AMP Concerts

Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by Robert Ingraham

For the third consecutive summer, Sheboygan has enjoyed the Levitt AMP Concert series hosted by the John Michale Kohler Arts Center. When schedules and contracts permitted, WSCS recorded these hot performances for you to enjoy long after the thermometer drops.


Brat Day Parade

Posted on: August 7th, 2017 by Robert Ingraham

Mychal Segar & Brian Gensch announce the 2017 Sheboygan Jaycee’s Brat Days Parade.

New Program Partnership

Posted on: August 2nd, 2017 by Robert Ingraham

It is becoming widely known that eating local, in-season produce is best for our health, but this notion can seem daunting and out of reach for most of us.  The City of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan County Interfaith Organization (SCIO) have partnered to produce a program through WSCS entitled, Market Fresh Meals to help bring this healthy practice into more Sheboyganite’s homes.  This program runs on WSCS, and can be viewed through Video on Demand at anytime. Five episodes will be produced this season, each bringing you a healthy, easy recipe that can be created with local produce and products found at the SCIO Farmer’s Markets. When you can’t grow your own food, the next best option is to buy from vendors you can trust, who grow in the area, and harvest their goods a matter of hours before they are sold.  You can find these vendors at the SCIO Farmers Markets happening twice a week in Sheboygan, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, June through October, and on Thursdays in Plymouth.  The Sheboygan markets are held at Fountain Park, and the Plymouth market is at the Fairfield Plaza.

Market Fresh Meals is more than a mere cooking show. Made possible thanks to a generous sponsorship from Aurora Health Care, these programs provide information on the health benefits of  local ingredients, and helpful health tips from Aurora’s own Wellness Coordinator, Michelle Urbanek.  Michelle is joined in the Relish Kitchen on 8th Street by Farmer’s Market Manager, Maria Liesegang and together they cook up healthy options with a dollop of good food information.  Some episodes of Market Fresh Meals include segments at the Sheboygan Farmer’s Market, highlighting helpful vendors, and the SCIO information tent with resources explained by SCIO’s own Executive Director, Heidi Gudmundson.

The City of Sheboygan recognizes the health of the population of Sheboygan as an important component to the success of our great city.  Access to healthy food is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to health, and healthy eating, but it is important to also hold an understanding of how to source, choose, prepare, consume, and store healthy food. We aren’t all natural chefs, but we all have bodies that can benefit from the nourishment that accompanies a lifestyle where eating fresh local food is paramount. Market Fresh Meals offers information and easy, approachable recipes and methods of preparation.

The first episode of Market Fresh Meals is available now and viewable on WSCS, via  under Video on Demand, or by visiting This first episode shows you how to prepare pan fried tilapia, couscous, and a spring green salad – topped off with local microgreens. Four more episodes will be accompanying this one, each highlighting new market items available as the season progresses, culminating with an episode featuring fall vegetables.

Market Fresh Meals wouldn’t have been possible without the formation of important partnerships. The City of Sheboygan Department of City Development partnered with SCIO to make the production of Market Fresh Meals a reality, and WSCS brought technical expertise, filming, and direction. Relish, located on North 8th Street has been a terrific partner, allowing Market Fresh Meals to be filmed in their newly completed demonstration kitchen.  And of course, none of this would have been possible without the generous sponsorship Aurora Health Care provided.

If you would like to find out more please tune in to Market Fresh Meals, and don’t forget to visit your local farmers markets.  These markets are an awesome asset to our community and will help each of us live our most healthy life.

By Nancy Maring, City of Sheboygan Neighborhood Development Planner


Local Sports Double-Double

Posted on: December 14th, 2016 by Robert Ingraham

WSCS Sports StackedWSCS TV Sports Delivers Two Nights of Double Features

WSCS TV Sports is offering its viewers a Holiday gift of two nights of double features of sports programming by producer Mike Martin. All shows run about 30 minutes.

The first night’s double feature will have a basketball flavor. The Armory Show features former Sheboygan Press Sports Editors Dwight Pelkin and Pete Barth and retired basketball coaches John Schumann and Tom Desotell talking about the Armory and its history. The show has excellent footage of the Armory taken by WSCS cameraman Brian Andrews. Live game footage is also included.

Sheboygan North Basketball: The Tom Desotell Years is an award winning show that features Tom Desotell along with former players, coaches and support staff from both North and South high. The program takes the viewer through Desotell’s first year at North to the 2011 season. Also featured in the show is a segment on the 1986 state championship team.

The second night’s double feature is about two of Sheboygan’s best-known sports personalities Denny Moyer and Roy Pirrung.

Denny Moyer and the Sheboygan A’s was produced in 2013, the 50th year of the Sheboygan A’s. The show features Denny and Donna Moyer along with former players and club officers as they take the viewer from the earliest years to the present day Sheboygan A’s. Footage at the ballpark will the take the viewer to various parts of the park and includes live game footage.

I Run: The Roy Pirrung Story is about how Roy went from an overweight smoker to world class ultra-marathoner. Roy’s inspirational story includes comments by fellow runners and Roy himself. Roy’s extensive collection of photos also helps tell the story. The show also includes a segment of Roy talking about and showing some of the numerous awards he has won over the years.

Here is the schedule:

The Armory Show                                                 Tues. 12/27 @ 6:30 PM and Thurs. 12/29 @ 9:00 PM

North Basketball: The Tom Desotell Years           Tues. 12/27 @ 7:00 PM and Thurs. 12/29 @ 9:30 PM

Denny Moyer and the Sheboygan A’s                   Wed. 12/28 @ 2:00 PM and Fri. 12/30 @ 7:00PM

I Run: The Roy Pirrung Story                                Wed. 12/28 @ 2:30 PM and Fri. 12/30 @ 7:30 PM