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.

WBA Foundation Educational Support Grant Program Taking Applications Now!

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 invite communications educators to submit grant proposals for 2016 and we encourage educators to spread the word about the WBA Foundation’s Educational Support Grant Program.

For 2015, the WBA Foundation Board approved five grants totaling $10,607. The program has generated excellent response. Since the inception of the program, the WBA Foundation Board has issued $163,358 in Educational Support Grants.

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Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship Recipients!

Melissa-Behling Benjamin-Koenigs Sascha-Malas Jingzhe-Kelly-Wang
Melissa Behling
Results Broadcasting
Scholarship
Benjamin Koenigs
Howard Gernetzke
Scholarship
Sascha Malas
Morgan Murphy
Scholarship
Kelly Wang
WBA Foundation
Scholarship

 

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Dean Maytag

Dean Maytag
Past Chair of the WBA

“Student storytellers” is a new place to go for students and broadcasters.

This new WBA newsroom initiative is designed to foster a dialogue between Wisconsin Broadcasters and students at Wisconsin schools and universities.

STUDENT STORYTELLERS
Students, this is the place for you, your compelling stories, creatively told, on topics that interest you. It’s the place to showcase your ideas and work, to reporters, news directors, general managers, and producers. It’s the place get feedback and share ideas.

Broadcasters, this is the place to see new work, to find the new storytellers, and to start a dialogue. It’s your own focus group with upcoming talent. Have a question on what drives the new generation? This is the place to ask.

Broadcasting is a dynamic business. We are media companies with web sites, mobile, news, sports, emergency information, music and entertainment. Thousands of Wisconsinites invite us into their homes, autos and cell phones every day.

All of this depends on great storytelling, and this is the place for students and professionals to meet, and share.

Questions? Contact Dean Maytag at  or 414-581-9005. You can also reach out to Linda Baun or via phone 608-729-1480.

Over the past two years, your WBA has been working on completing videos for those Hall of Fame members who were inducted into the Hall of Fame, but did not have a video tribute produced at the time of induction. We’ve just posted 24 new Hall of Fame recognition videos to the Wisconsin Broadcasting Museum site. The Hall of Fame honors those broadcasters who have devoted their careers to broadcasting and its development in Wisconsin, to recognize their outstanding service to broadcasting, their communities, and their state.

There are four remaining tributes currently in production. In January, 17 new videos were posted to the Wisconsin Broadcasting Museum site.

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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.