In 2010, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Board of Directors created the Educational Support Grant Program. This program awards up to $10,000 annually to assist non-profit college and technical school broadcast education programs to acquire equipment, hardware, software, and/or other teaching materials necessary to conduct broadcast education programs and promote careers in broadcasting. We would like to invite communications educators to submit grant proposals for 2015 and we encourage educators to spread the word about the WBA Foundation’s Educational Support Grant Program. For 2014, the WBA Foundation Board approved five grants totaling $10,935. The program has generated excellent response. Since the inception of the program, the WBA Foundation Board has issued $152,751 in Educational Support Grants. -MORE-
On behalf of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation, please join us as we celebrate the dedication of our new Hall of Fame Exhibit. -MORE-
The Walker Broadcast Management Institute will be held in Madison, April 21-23, 2015.
Enrollment is limited to the first 35 applicants. The Institute fee is $595 for the first two people from the same company and $400 for each person thereafter from the same company. A special fee of $525 will apply to all applications received before April 1, 2015. Fees include the classes and evening presentations, all materials, three nights lodging, daytime meals and two evening meals. -MORE-
The WBA and the WBA Foundation appreciate those who have already made the commitment and chosen “Broadcast Engineering” as a profession.
We realize that all broadcast engineers must stay current in broadcast engineering knowledge, skills, practices and technologies, and that involves an investment of time and money.
As the broadcast industry evolves, so must our understanding of how to implement new media transmission. Unfortunately, often busy schedules and tight budgets for most engineering departments do not permit engineers to learn new skills and acquire understanding of new technology. How are broadcast engineers able to keep up to date so that our industry thrives? - MORE -