Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation

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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 Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees at the Summer Conference. Here are some of the early photos. Come back soon to find our professionally taken photos of the event.

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The WBA Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees at the Summer Conference. Here are some of the early photos. Come back soon to find our professionally taken photos of the event.

Congratulations to Chris Lytle, Tom Koser, Gary Timm, and Bob Smith. Read more here.

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The WBA Foundation has set criteria to determine which candidates will participate in live debates televised statewide in the Democratic primary in the race for the Governor of Wisconsin and the Republican primary in the race for a Wisconsin U.S. Senate seat.

The Republican candidates for U.S. Senate will debate Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. in Wausau. The Democratic candidates for governor will debate Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. in Madison. Both will be broadcast to a statewide audience. Broadcasters in the Madison and Wausau/Rhinelander markets will participate in the debate.

It is the WBA Foundation’s goal to provide a forum to help educate voters on the issues in these campaigns and provide for a good exchange of ideas between the most significant candidates for each office.  … Read More

The dates have been set for the 2019 Walker Broadcast Management Institute.

The 2019 sessions will be held on the UW-Madison campus April 2-4. Registration has not yet started.

The Walker Broadcast Management Institute will be in its 22nd year, having completed its seventh, 3-year management education cycle in 2018. The 2019 Institute will mark the first year of another 3-year cycle and is designed for broadcast managers and those seeking or being prepared for broadcast management positions.  … Read More

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is proud to announce the 2018 Class of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame:
 
·        Tom Koser, of Rice Lake, a broadcaster dedicated to his local roots and community service,
·        Chris Lytle, of Chicago, a pioneer in innovative sales training with worldwide reach,
·        Bob Smith, of Madison, who exemplified leadership in television broadcasting, and 
·        Gary Timm, of Milwaukee, an engineer who is selflessly committed to emergency broadcasting.
 
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame was created in 1989 to honor broadcasters that have devoted a minimum of 15 years to the broadcasting industry including a minimum of 10 years as a Wisconsin broadcaster.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation has named the panelists who will be asking questions during two televised statewide primary debates scheduled for July.

The primary debate between Democrats in the gubernatorial primary will be held on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at NBC15 (WMTV-TV) in Madison. The debate between Republicans in the U.S. Senate primary will be held Saturday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at WSAW-TV in Wausau.

The panelists for the Democratic gubernatorial primary will be:


Jessica Arp, WISC-TV


Emilee Fannon, WKOW-TV


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Fifteen graduates of the Walker Broadcast Management Institute got their briefcases this week as the Institute marked the end of its seventh three-year cycle.

The Institute is designed for broadcast managers and those seeking or being prepared for broadcast management positions. It’s held at the UW School of Business on the UW-Madison campus.

This year the students heard from Linda Gorchels on marketing and the future, Betsy Hagan on developing people around you, and Barry Callen on creativity. Steven Rick, the Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual Group, spoke at the graduation dinner at the Fluno Center.  … 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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