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.

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

Four new names were added to the WBA Hall of Fame on Thursday night and the creation of a new scholarship available through the WBA was announced Thursday night during the induction event at the Osthoff Resort.
 
The announcement of the David L. Nelson Scholarship came from his family. Nelson was inducted Thursday to the WBA Hall of Fame. The new $1,000 scholarship will be available along with four other previously created scholarships during the next cycle of scholarships available through the WBA.
 
Nelson was one of four inducted into the WBA Hall of Fame:
 
·        Clif Groth  … Read More’s engineering expertise has touched countless radio stations throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.

The Rick Jowett Fellowship was established in 2017 by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation to support educational opportunities for photographers and videographers who work in media in Wisconsin.

Recipients of the fellowship can use the grant for professional development in the areas of photography and videography. Applicants must specify how the funds will be used.

Potential uses include but are not limited to courses offered by the National Press Photographers Association, the Poynter Institute, or any accredited college or university.

This fellowship intends to award a total of up to $2,000 in grants annually to multiple recipients to cover part or all of the recipients’ expenses.  … Read More

Two WBA Hall of Fame inductees are joining the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation’s Legacy Club.

Duke Wright, President and CEO of Midwest Communications and Tom Koser, President and General Manager of Koser Radio Group, were named to the Legacy Club this spring.

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, please contact Foundation President Michelle Vetterkind.  … 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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