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A Green Bay man who spent more than 30 years working in local television has died.

David A. Campbell Sr., 80, died Oct. 12.

Campbell worked briefly at WFRV before moving to WLUK.

“His passion for architecture and design, coupled with his experience in construction later became apparent in the various television news sets he designed and constructed,” his obituary said.

As production manager, Campbell was described by many as “the best boss I’ve ever had.”

“His legacy lives on in countless television news and production professionals who got their first break in the business working for him,” his… Continue reading

The details of the 2018 WBA Student Awards for Excellence were released Tuesday.

The program can be found here.

Submissions for the awards will begin Dec. 11 and will close Jan. 12, 2018. The awards will be handed out Feb. 24 during a luncheon at the Student Seminar to be held at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton.

College educators in Wisconsin should expect a mailing soon about the program.

Malcolm Brett, longtime director of Broadcast and Media Innovations (BAMI) with the University of Wisconsin-Extension — the home of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) and UW Extension’s (UWEX) Instructional Communications Systems (ICS)— has announced plans for his retirement. Brett is targeting late spring 2018 for the transition, providing UWEX, including WPT/WPR and ICS, time to begin the search for his successor.

Brett has been a national leader in public broadcasting throughout his 34-year career, serving as Director of Television at WPT prior to his tenure as BAMI Director, and also serving on the national board of PBS… Continue reading

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association’s Broadcasters Clinic wrapped up three days of speakers and events Thursday at the Madison Marriott West. The event, in its 61st year, drew more than 100 broadcast engineers from across the Midwest and 53 exhibitors from across North America.

Speakers at the Clinic updated engineers on topics that include: the future of radio in the smart dashboard, virtual talk show and sports production, HD radio, the use of signal measurement drones, the spectrum auction repack, WebRTC, using VoIP for live coverage, and there were numerous sessions on ATSC 3.0, the next generation of TV.

The… Continue reading

The submission deadline is approaching for an award from the State Bar of Wisconsin that recognizes media coverage that enhances the public’s understanding of the justice system.

The State Bar sponsors the Golden Gavel Awards because it “recognizes that most Wisconsin residents rely on the media to keep them informed about important justice-related issues. Our goal is to improve the public’s understanding of the legal system by encouraging outstanding media coverage of those issues.”

Submissions are due Oct. 27 and must have a publish date between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. All that’s needed is a link to… Continue reading

Numerous tools are available to help the 28 television stations in Wisconsin that are affected by the recent broadcast spectrum incentive auction.

The National Association of Broadcasters has built a website with resources for station as well as information for the audience to explain how the changes affect them.

http://www.tvanswers.org/

For the audience:

–No new equipment is needed
–Over-the-air viewers will have to rescan their channels after a station changes frequencies
–The frequency change does not mean stations will be changing channels. All stations will remain on the same channels as they currently appear on your TV

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Stations will have… Continue reading

Broadcast engineers from across Wisconsin and beyond are in Madison for the three-day Broadcasters Clinic that started Tuesday at the Madison Marriott West. Here are pictures from the event.

Clif Groth recognized for his years of service to on the Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Clif Groth recognized for his years of service to on the Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Ben Dawson from Hatfield and Dawson speaks at Broadcasters Clinic

Ben Dawson from Hatfield and Dawson speaks at Broadcasters Clinic

Tom Smith and Michelle Vetterkind

Tom Smith and Michelle Vetterkind

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Ben Dawson from Hatfield and Dawson speaks at Broadcasters Clinic

Ben Dawson from Hatfield and Dawson speaks at Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Broadcasters Clinic

Tom Smith recognized for his years of service to on the Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Tom Smith recognized for his years of service to on the Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Greg Dahl recognized for his years of service to on the Broadcasters Clinic Committee

Greg Dahl recognized for his years… Continue reading

WBA President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind will receive a leadership award from the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives.

Vetterkind was nominated for the WSAE Association Leadership award that she will receive with other awardees on Oct. 30 at the WSAE Summit at the Madison Marriott West.

The award recognizes WSAE members who promote outstanding leadership and achievement in association management, works with outstanding professionalism and exemplary service to the association community, consistently promotes the association industry in Wisconsin, and demonstrates involvement and commitment to the association management field on a continuous basis.

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