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.

The WBA Foundation has awarded three grants totaling $3,000 under its Educational Support Grants Program for 2019. Grants of $1,000 each for three schools were approved by the Foundation Board at the WBA/WBA Foundation Joint Board Meeting in June:

  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-Madison
  • UW-Oshkosh

The Educational Support Grant Program was created by the WBA Foundation in 2000 to award up to $10,000 annually to assist non-profit college and technical school broadcast education programs in acquiring equipment, hardware, software and/or other teaching materials that are necessary to conduct broadcast education programs and promote careers in broadcasting.  … Read More

Local Broadcast Legend and 16 year veteran of Wisconsin Public Radio, Glen Morberg, has died.

Glen Moberg embodied the ideals of local journalism during his almost 50-year career.

Glen moved to Wausau from Chicago in 1993 to serve as news director and anchor at WSAW-TV and later assignment manager for WAOW-TV. In 2003, he joined Wisconsin Public Radio as a reporter and talk show host.

Before that, he served as a network correspondent for WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago. He also created and led a cable television news department that served 10 communities in Chicago’s western suburbs.  … Read More

The WBA Foundation is planning its first ever WBA Celebrity Golf Outing. Mark your calendars for Aug. 4, 2020 and plan to join us at SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point. SentryWorld was recently ranked the number 34 best public course in America!

A committee of WBA members has been working the past few months on planning this event, which includes seeking sponsors. The following sponsors have already confirmed their support (as of June 18):

  • 4imprint
  • Armada Media
  • Good Karma Brands
  • Gray Television
  • Koser Radio Group
  • Lake Broadcasting
  • Marketron
  • Nielsen
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Shockley Foundation
  • WISN-TV
  • Woodward Radio Group

“Hopefully your station(s) can participate as a sponsor of the event,” said WBA Golf Chair Chris Bernier.  … Read More

Photos from the WBA Hall of Fame induction last week at the Osthoff Resort are now available.  See below.

The four inductees are:

·        Clif Groth’s engineering expertise has touched countless radio stations throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.
·        Dean Maytag is passionate about  broadcasting and has been dedicated to television, local programming, mentoring, and community service in Wisconsin.
·        David L. Nelson (1921-2017) was a well-respected leader whose dedication led to a long and influential career in broadcasting.
·        Fannie Mason Steve  … Read More (1877-1969) was a teacher, musician,

Recent WBA Hall of Fame inductee David L. Nelson (1921-2017) is joining the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation’s Legacy Club.

Nelson’s family announced the creation of the David L. Nelson Scholarship during his posthumous induction to the WBA Hall of Fame on June 13. The $1,000 scholarship will be added to the four other scholarships the WBA Foundation awards annually.

The Legacy Club was formed in 1998 to provide a formal procedure and recognition for those who make bequests or agree to make bequests to the WBA Foundation in their wills. 

For more information on how to join the Legacy Club,  … Read More

The winners of the 50/50 raffles at the WBA Awards Gala and WBA Summer Conference both donated their winnings to the WBA Foundation.

WBA Board Chair and Steve Lavin selected his own ticket number at the WBA Gala. His donation contributed toward a total $1,680 raised for the WBA Foundation at the gala.

WBA Hall of Famer and Foundation Board member Tom Koser won the raffle during the exhibitors’ reception at the WBA Summer Conference and donated his winnings to the Foundation. The raffle generated $1,690 for the Foundation.

Thank you Steve and Tom!  … 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.

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