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 is expanding its election year tradition of hosting broadcast debates by adding debates for this year’s statewide primary races. The hour-long debates for the Democratic gubernatorial race and Republican U.S. Senate race will be offered to radio and television stations across the state for live or delayed broadcast.
“The high level of interest in this year’s elections prompted us to organize debates for the hotly-contested statewide primaries,” WBA Foundation President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind said. “We are proud that Wisconsin’s broadcasters can bring the citizens forums that can help them be informed voters.”
The Democratic candidates for governor will debate Friday,