Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation

Our MIssion

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation contribution to broadcasting in Wisconsin encompasses a strategic, long term vision for enhancing, promoting and supporting the broadcast industry by encouraging the preservation of broadcast history, participating in public affairs activities in the State of Wisconsin and providing educational opportunities for professional broadcasters and those who seek future careers in the broadcast industry.

Nine new Walker Broadcast Management Institute graduates marked their end to the three year cycle of classes on April 20.

The graduates were serenaded with Pomp and Circumstance at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus during a graduation ceremony. The students and recent Institute graduates heard from Deb Houden, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at the Wisconsin School of Business who talked about negotiation.

The graduation means nine positions are open for next year’s incoming class. The classes run in three year cycles, but students can join any year.

This year’s graduates are:

Bruce Barrows,  … Read More

Nine new Walker Management Institute graduates were serenaded Wednesday night with Pomp and Circumstance at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus.

The students and recent Institute graduates heard from Deb Houden, PhD, an adjunct faculty member at the Wisconsin School of Business who talked about negotiation.

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A Green Bay radio station is celebrating 40 years on the air.

WIXX is on air at 101.1 FM and launched its current Top 40 format on Feb. 12, 1977.

To mark the occasion, the station played back memories submitted by past DJs, WIXX listeners and jingles from years past.

Boasting one of the largest FM signals in America, WIXX became known as “The Big One.”

“A radio station is merely a studio, some equipment, a transmitter and tower but when you add people, it becomes a living, breathing thing,” said Midwest Communications Vice President of Programming Jeff McCarthy.  … Read More

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 2017 and we encourage educators to spread the word about the WBA Foundation’s Educational Support Grant Program.

In 2016, the WBA Foundation Board approved four grants totaling $9,069. The program has generated excellent response.  … Read More

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 2017 and we encourage educators to spread the word about the WBA Foundation’s Educational Support Grant Program.

In 2016, the WBA Foundation Board approved four grants totaling $9,069. The program has generated excellent response.  … Read More

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Hall of Fame Committee is now requesting and accepting nominations for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  

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The Hall of Fame nomination process is open and will run through Feb. 15, 2017. Submissions should be made on the official nomination form (enclosed) and sent to the WBA Foundation office. Selected nominees will be inducted on June 15, 2017, during the annual WBA Hall of Fame Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan in conjunction with the WBA Summer Conference.  … Read More

While most business owners do not like to think about, or plan for, the transition of their business, the fact remains that most businesses will ultimately be sold.  In fact, the oldest baby boomers are currently 70+ years old and the youngest baby boomers are 52+ years old—this demographic of aging baby boomers means an estimated 65% of all closely held businesses will change hands in the next decade.  If you are thinking about the future, either buying or selling, or just interested, this seminar will get you thinking about options. Business ownership can be transitioned in different ways.  Sale … Read More
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Our MIssion

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation contribution to broadcasting in Wisconsin encompasses a strategic, long term vision for enhancing, promoting and supporting the broadcast industry by encouraging the preservation of broadcast history, participating in public affairs activities in the State of Wisconsin and providing educational opportunities for professional broadcasters and those who seek future careers in the broadcast industry.