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.

A man with a broadcast career spanning 50 years is stepping down from the WBA Foundation Board after years of service to the WBA.

Bruce Grassman also served on the WBA Board of Directors from  1992-1996 and recently came up with the idea for the WBA to create radio and TV ads to promote the WBA Hall of Fame.

Grassman also endowed the Results Broadcasting scholarship and is a member of the WBA Foundation Legacy Club.

Grassman’s broadcast career began at the 10-watt college radio station at Mankato State College in Minnesota in the mid-1960s.  … Read More

The Walker Broadcast Management Institute is in its 21st year and continues to sell out.

Registration for the 2018 session is closed and the class is full. If you’re interested in attending future sessions, contact Liz Boyd at 608-255-2600.

Attendees will gather in April at the UW-Madison School of Business and spend three days learning about marketing, creativity, and developing talent. Thank you to the Walker family estate for the endowment that supports the Institute. It’s the foundation’s largest endowment so far.

Here’s this year’s agenda:

2018 AGENDA

April 17,  … Read More

The WBA and the WBA Foundation appreciate those who have chosen broadcast engineering as a profession. We realize that all broadcast engineers must stay current in broadcast engineering knowledge, skills, practices, and technologies, and that involves an investment of time and money.

As the broadcast industry evolves, so must our understanding of how to implement new media transmission. Unfortunately, often busy schedules and tight budgets for most engineering departments do not permit engineers to learn new skills and acquire an understanding of new technology. How are broadcast engineers able to keep up-to-date so that our industry thrives?

The WBA and the WBA Foundation offers Engineering Fellowship Grants.  … Read More

Nominations open for Hall of Fame Award

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, 2018. Submissions should be made on the official nomination form [PDF] and sent to the WBA Foundation office. Selected nominees will be inducted on June 21, 2018, during the annual WBA Hall of Fame Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center in conjunction with the WBA Summer Conference.  … 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 process has moved online this year. It’s available here.

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

Course introduces Rick Jowett Fellowship

A two-day photojournalism course in Madison brought together more than 40 visual storytellers who began the event with a remembrance of long-time WBA photographer Rick Jowett.

The event introduced the creation of the Rick Jowett Fellowship which will be used to assist aspiring professionals, dedicated career professionals of WBA member stations, as well as students of the visual media with skills training and professional development.

Jowett also worked for WMTV-TV in Madison and started working for the WBA in 1985. His family was in hand for a dedication to Jowett at the beginning of the workshop.    … 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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