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.
Statement of Michelle Vetterkind, President & CEO of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association & Foundation regarding the elections complaint filed by the Libertarian Party relating to the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation’s gubernatorial debates.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation (WBAF) has a long history of sponsoring statewide gubernatorial and senatorial debates during election years. Since 1990, the WBAF has established criteria to determine which candidates will be invited to participate in the debate. The criterion for 2014 sets the benchmark for 10% voter support and that the campaign raises a minimum of $250,000.

The WBAF believes that it has a role in helping to inform voters of the positions and issues of the candidates through the debates, but does not have an obligation to promote or elevate a candidate in the election. The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation are non-partisan organizations and maintain neutral positions in all political matters. The criteria are clear and endorsed by the broadcast industry in Wisconsin.

Citizens wishing to comment on our criteria may submit comments via email to debate@wbafoundation.org. Comments will be reviewed, but it is not possible for us to respond to all comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.