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 agenda for the 2020 Walker Broadcast Management Institute has been released. The three-day institute will be held April 14-16 at the UW Business School in Madison.

The Walker Broadcast Management Institute is now in its 23th year, having completed its first seven, 3-year management education cycle in 2018. The 2020 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…

April 14, 2020

Financial Management for Broadcasters

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Hall of Fame Committee is now requesting and accepting nominations for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  

The Hall of Fame nomination process is open and will run through Feb. 15, 2020. Submissions should be made on the official nomination form (enclosed) and sent to the WBA Foundation office. Selected nominees will be inducted on June 18, 2020, during the annual WBA Hall of Fame Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Radisson Hotel in La Crosse in conjunction with the WBA Summer Conference.

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame was established in 1989 and formally dedicated by then FCC Chairman Alfred Sikes.  … Read More

Do you know a student who could use assistance with educational expenses?      

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation offers two $2,000 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships. Students who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. The application deadline is FRIDAY.

The application is available on the WBA website.

Students who have completed at least one-half of their degree or graduation requirements in a media or media-related course of study are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have either graduated from a Wisconsin high school or be attending a Higher Educational Institution in Wisconsin that has been designated as eligible by the WBA Foundation Board.  … Read More

A half-hour program highlighting the 2019 WBA Hall of Fame inductees is available to view online and available for stations to air.

The program showcases the contributions of the four 2019 WBA Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductees: Clif Groth, Fannie Mason Steve, David L. Nelson, and Dean Maytag. 

View video in Vimeo.

The show is available to all WBA television stations, free of charge. It can start airing anytime and is suitable for airing during the holiday season and thereafter as a way to highlight the importance of broadcasting in Wisconsin and the achievements of this year’s inductees.   … Read More

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

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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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