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.

2017 WALKER BROADCAST MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
The Walker Broadcast Management Institute is now in its 20th year, having completed its first six, 3-year management education cycle in 2015. The 2017 Institute marks the second year of another 3-year cycle (although you may join the cycle at any time) and is designed for broadcast managers and those seeking or being prepared for broadcast management positions.

2017 AGENDA

April 18, 2017
Financial Management for Broadcasters

  • How do you evaluate lease vs. buy in capital acquisition?
  • How do you value a broadcast property for sale? For purchase?
  • How do you make crucial financial decisions related to debt? Equity? Venture capital?
  • What is the effect of different ownership structures?
    How does the stock market value shares of stock?

Presented by Thomas A. Walker, President, Mid-West Management Inc., licensee of radio stations in Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri. Walker has an MBA from the UW-Madison, was a lecturer for the UW-Madison School of Business and a Senior Manager for KPMG Peat Marwick. He is a graduate of the first 3-year cycle of the Walker Broadcast Management Institute and has specially designed this Institute’s Financial Management module for broadcast managers and those seeking or being prepared for management-level positions in broadcasting.

April 18, 2017 (evening)
Dinner with group (place to be announced)

April 19, 2017
Customer Service

  • Clarify your understanding of what customer satisfaction is and how it relates to other corporate objectives
  • Briefly examine the relationship between employees and customers
  • Explore the expectations that customers and organizations bring to a transaction and how the expectations of each might change before, during and after the transaction
  • Identify and evaluate the organizational points of customer contact (i.e., moments of truth)
  • Look at the recovery process – what to do when mistakes happen

Presented by Robert Shaver, Executive Education, Professor Emeritus, UW-Madison School of Business. Shaver is responsible for the development and delivery of training in coaching, conflict resolution, creativity, futures, instructional skills, leadership, management of change, motivation, performance management, presentation skills, problem solving/decision making and survey design. His clients have included American Bar Association, American Red Cross, Wausau Group, Aqua-Clem, Caterpillar, CUNA Mutual Group, P.H. Glatfelter Paper, Promega, Swiss Colony, Viking Insurance and the Wisconsin Farm Agency.

April 19, 2017 (evening)
Dinner with group – with guest speaker (place to be announced)

April 20, 2017
Investigating Leadership Style

  • Understand the distinction between foundational leadership styles, situational leadership styles and strategic leadership styles
  • Assess yourself in each of these three styles and validate that assessment
  • Recognize opportunities to use each of these three styles in your own work

Presented by Steve King, Executive Director of the UW Business School’s Center for Professional and Executive Development. The Center is housed at the Fluno Center on the UW-Madison campus. Prior to taking this role, King was the VP of Global Talent Management for Baxter Healthcare; the EVP of Human Resources for Hewitt Associates and VP of Leadership and Change Management for BMO/Harris. His 30-year corporate career has focused on both the development of managers and leadership, as well as serving in those very roles himself for three Fortune 1,000 companies.


The following are graduates of the three-year module:

2016
  • Tracy Balzer, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Anna Engelhart, WKOW-TV
  • Kyle Geissler, WISC-TV
  • David Hyland, Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Jim Murphy, WRJC AM/FM
  • Steve Schlutt, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Mark Van Allen, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Steve Young, WNWC-FM
2015
  • Lynn Bieritz, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Ryan “Elwood” Bjorn, Woodward Communications
  • Zack East, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Andrew Felix, WEAU-TV
  • John Kimmons, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Luis Montoto, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Josh Morgan, WREX-TV
  • Hope Quakenboss, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Joe Radske, WISC-TV
  • Brian Tyndall, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
2014
  • Sean Dwyer, WXOW-TV
  • John Laughrin, WAOW-TV
  • Mike O’Brien, Bliss Communications
  • Terry Stevenson, Seehafer Broadcasting Corp.
2013
  • Jill Sommer, WISC-TV
  • Evan Stanek, Woodward Communications
  • Mike Kemmeter, Woodward Communications
  • Cedric Friesen, Family Radio/La Crosse
  • Ed Kral, WSJV-TV (Quincy)
  • Bruce Briney, WKOW-TV
2012
  • Jill Shiroma, WISC-TV
  • Eric Voight, Results Broadcasting
  • Dave Edwards, Woodward Communications
  • Steve Fisher, Woodward Communications
  • Pam Jahnke, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Rex Charger, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • JD Garfield, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Jim Leach, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Jen O’Brien, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Jean Taylor, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • Howard Gloede, Mid-West Family Broadcasting
  • John Huff, KWWL-TV
  • Bridget Breen, KTIV-TV
  • Dave Booth, WXOW-TV
  • Jeff Thelen, WSAW-TV
2011
  • Kevin Ruppert, WISC-TV
  • Paul Layendecker, Mid-West Radio – Michigan
  • Bob Bucholtz, Mid-West Radio – Michigan
2010
  • Mike Kornemann, Madison Magazine
  • Colin Benedict, WISC-TV
  • Susie Taylor, Channel 3000
  • Ty Shea, WISC-TV
  • Sandi Schmidt, Woodward Communications
  • Greg Lawrence, Woodward Communications
2009
  • Cindy Taerud, WKBT-TV, La Crosse
  • Amy Ziebell, Mid-West Family Radio
  • Ritchie Baumann, Mid-West Family Radio
  • Jason McCutchin, Mid-West Family Radio
  • Len Clark, Learfield Communications
  • Sue Ramsett, WSAW-TV, Wausau
  • Scott Huber, WSVX Radio
  • Theresa Timm, Family Radio
  • Corri Moran, Family Radio
  • Linda Baun, WBA, Madison
  • Mary Anne Drewek, Woodward Communications
  • Don Grassman, Results Broadcasting
2008
  • Joe Daguanno, Mid-West Family Radio, Stevensville, MI
  • Dave Doetsch, Mid-West Family Radio, Springfield, IL
  • Glen Gardner, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • Jim Gifford, Mid-West Family Radio, St. Joseph, MI
  • Brian Michaels, Family Radio, La Crosse
  • Geoff Shields, WMTV-TV, Madison
  • Rick Trautschold, Mid-West Family Radio, Springfield, MO
2007
  • Nan Blom Roach, WISC-TV, Madison
  • Tim Bremel, WCLO/WJVL, Janesville
  • Joe Calgaro, Woodward Communications, Appleton
  • Don Rosen, WRJN/WEZY, Racine
  • Ken Scott, WCLO/WJVL, Janesville
  • Jeff Ver Voort, WISC-TV, Madison
  • Tom Yunt, Woodward Communications, Dubuque, IA
2006
  • Steve Brown, Woodward Communications, Appleton
  • Randy Hawke, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • John Hunt, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • Kevin Kavanaugh, Family Radio, La Crosse
  • Al Lancaster, WSAW-TV, Wausau
  • Kristy Nix, Family Radio, La Crosse
  • John “Sly” Sylvester, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • John Wanie, Woodward Communications, Appleton
2005
  • Scott Chorski, WKBT-TV, La Crosse
  • Jason Effinger, WMTV, Madison/WEAU-TV, Eau Claire
  • Steve Scadden, WISC-TV, Madison
2004
  • Dave Black, WSUM-FM, Madison
  • Carmelyn Daley, WISC-TV, Madison
  • Tim Etes, WRJN/WEZY, Racine
  • Steve Lavin, WEAU-TV, Eau Claire/WBAY-TV, Green Bay
  • Scott Lopas, WTKM AM/FM, Hartford
  • Barb Renbarger, WEAU-TV, Eau Claire
2003
  • Greg Bell, Woodward Communications, Appleton
  • Bob Dailey, WCLO/WJVL, Janesville
  • James Hodges, WBKV/WBWI, West Bend
  • Brian Howell, Madison Magazine, Madison
  • Dayton Kane, Woodward Communications, Appleton
  • Michelle Vetterkind, WBA, Madison
  • Jolene Neis, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • Pat O’Neill, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • Kelly Radandt, Woodward Communications, Appleton
  • Scott Robert Shaw, Family Radio, La Crosse
  • George Smith, WSUP-FM, Platteville
  • Ted Waldbillig, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
2002
  • Wilfred Tremblay, WSUW-FM, Whitewater
2001
  • Ken Beno, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
  • Leonard Charles, WISC-TV, Madison
2000
  • Mary Jo Berner, WERL/WRJO, Eagle River
  • Tom Bier, WISC-TV, Madison
  • John Laabs, WBA, Madison
  • Bob Miller, WKOW-TV, Madison/Discover Mediaworks, Milwaukee
  • David Sanks, WISC-TV, Madison
  • Sandy Shockley, Shockley Communications, Madison
  • Terry Shockley, Shockley Communications, Madison
  • Tom Walker, Mid-West Family Radio, Madison
  • Jen Winiger, Madison Magazine, Madison

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the estate of William R. Walker which graciously donated funds to endow the WBA Foundation Management Institute. The gift is the largest single contribution ever received by the Foundation.

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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.