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    Tanz named President of Midwest Communications

    Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications announced Tuesday the appointment of 37-year company veteran Peter Tanz to succeed company Wright as President. Duke Wright died Dec. 21. “Peter has worked with and learned the business of broadcasting from Duke for over 35...

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  • Stations should budget for an EAS unit upgrade this year

    Wisconsin EAS Participants, Broadcasters should be budgeting money for an EAS unit upgrade in 2023. The FCC has mandated what it calls a “CAP Prioritization” feature to be installed into all EAS units by Dec. 12, 2023. This is where…

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    Geissler earns CAE, promoted to WBA VP

    WBA Director of Operations and Public Affairs, Kyle Geissler, is being promoted to WBA Vice President after earning the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the American Society of Association Executives. The change is effective immediately. “I’ve been fortunate to…

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    Lancaster to retire after 45 years in broadcasting

    WSAW-TV VP/GM Al Lancaster is retiring in March after nearly 45 years in broadcasting. Lancaster served in the role for nearly 23 years. Before that he was a station manager at WLAX-TV-WEUX-TV in La Crosse and general sales manager at…

  • WBA Awards competition draws 1,502 entries

    Wisconsin’s radio and TV stations have submitted 1,502 entries to the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Awards for Excellence contest. The submission deadline for the 2022 awards was Wednesday night. A total of 113 stations submitted entries. “Wisconsin’s broadcasters have a lot…

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    2 engineers awarded ‘Engineering Fellowship Grants’

    Two Wisconsin broadcasting engineers have been awarded $500 Engineering Fellowship Grants from the WBA Foundation. Christian Hoyer was a broadcast engineer for WEAU-TV in Eau Claire and is moving to fellow Gray station, WMTV-TV in Madison. He’s pursuing Cisco IT…

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    Preparing next generation workers: Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Media Broadcast Technicians Pathway

    Preparing next generation workers: Wisconsin Youth Apprenticeship Media Broadcast Technicians Pathway Not only do businesses require next-generation systems and technology, they also need next-generation workers. Youth apprenticeship is making this possible. Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently launched the…