Broadcasting Faculty Specialties

Get specifics on all the broadcasting-related programs offered by post-secondary schools around Wisconsin.

Get specifics on all the broadcasting-related programs offered by post-secondary schools around Wisconsin.

Ken Beno

Ken Beno is chair of the WBA Education Committee. He’s a retired college broadcast instructor and humanities/communications/chair student trainer in broadcast sales including certification as a Radio Marketing Professional which is endorsed by the Radio Advertising Bureau and a “broadcast career” presenter at high schools.

Ken Beno
1496 Marsha Lane
Arbor Vitae, WI 54568
Chair, WBA Education Committee
Member of the WBA Hall of Fame


Cheri Frey-Hartel
Faculty, Communication Arts
Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Rd., CFA #115
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Phone: (414) 410-4173

Speciality: Broadcast journalism and multimedia communication

  • Courses in audio and video storytelling and production
  • Digital photography, digital imaging and design
  • Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication with an emphasis in multimedia.


Nella Citino
Chair, Dept of Video and Film
Madison Media Institute
New Media Arts Training Center
2702 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 663-2000

Speciality: Adobe Premiere, Mass Communication, Communication Theory, Television Production


Mark Bergner eProduction/TVP
Milwaukee Area Technical College/Milwaukee PBS
1036 N. 8th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 271-1036

Kevin F. Pulz
Instructional Chair/Producer-Director
Milwaukee Area Technical College/Milwaukee Public Television
1036 N. 8th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 271-1036

Tiffany Pua Schank TVP/eProduction
Milwaukee Area Technical College/Milwaukee PBS
1036 N. 8th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 271-1036

Gary Wernette TVP/eProduction
Milwaukee Area Technical College/Milwaukee PBS
1036 N. 8th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 271-1036

  • Two year AAS degree programs in TV and Video Production and eProduction.
  • 1 year Diplomas in TV/Video Studio Production Assistant and TV/Video Field Production Assistant
  • Advanced Certificate in Advanced Video Editing (Avid-based)
  • Full-time and adjunct faculty experienced professionals in broadcast, corporate, sports, news and education.
  • Students work on professional broadcasts in conjunction with Milwaukee PBS, crewing all live, live to tape and remote productions.
  • Limited enrollment, students work in state of the art high definition broadcast station.
  • Courses and equipment in studio, field, HD, 4k, non-linear editing, studio lighting/field gaffing, data content management, web series and podcast production and producing/directing.
  • Articulation/2+2 year agreements with UWM, Columbia College and many other colleges/universities.
  • Production partnerships ranging from Milwaukee Rotary to Discovery World to NoStudios and many more.
  • Students produced programming airs on Milwaukee PBS, Channel 10&36 as well as streamed and archived on MPBS Web and YouTube Services.

Radio1 Broadcast School – La Crosse, WI

Joe Deschler Radio1 Broadcast School
700 3rd Street N LL-7
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (800) 889-2221

All-inclusive radio broadcast certificate program, including voice-coaching, air-personality, production, digital editing, show prep, news and copywriting. Offers a 3-day Broadcast Sales Course

Western Wisconsin Technical College – La Crosse, WI

Mike Davini
Western WI Tech. College
P.O. Box 908
La Crosse, WI 54602
Phone: (608) 785-9200

  • Visual Communications
  • Media Technologies & Audio Visual

UW-EAU CLAIRE – Eau Claire, WI

Journalism Jack Kapfer UW-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave.
P.O. Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Phone: (715) 836-2300

Journalism UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702

Jan Larson
UW-Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave.
P.O. Box 4004
Eau Claire, WI 54702
Phone: (715) 836-4314

Offer three majors/minors, BA or BS degrees in Communication and Journalism.

  • Undergraduate offerings include basic reporting (for radio, TV, print and internet), radio-TV production, TV newscast editing and production, public affairs reporting, advanced reporting, journalism seminar.
  • Tracks in advertising and public relations with related undergraduate offerings (e.g. students may develop broadcasting ads, promotions, practice media planning, media buying)
  • Communication tracks in organizational communication with related undergraduate offerings
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UW-GREEN BAY – Green Bay, WI

Danielle Bina
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2875

Communications with an emphasis in Electronic Media
Broadcast and New Media,
Television News Video production and communication history 

Mike Schmitt
UW-Green Bay
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311-7001
Phone: (920) 465-2507

Bryan Carr
UW-Green Bay
MAC C335
Green Bay, WI 54311
Phone: (920) 465-5042

Communication with an emphasis in Electronic Media
Radio Programming and News,
New Media

UW-LA CROSSE – La Crosse, WI

Dr. Pat Turner UW-La Crosse
203 Wing – 1725 State St
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 785-8369

Communications Studies with a telecommunications emphasis CommStudies

UW-MADISON – Madison, WI

Kelsey Brannan
General Manager, WSUM Madison Student Radio
333 East Campus Mall #4100
Madison, WI 53715

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers courses in television, radio, print and multi-media reporting as well as media criticism, research methods, and strategic communications.

  • Radio hosting
  • Music programming
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Digital communications and marketing

Pat Hastings
UW-Madison Journalism & Mass Comm.
821 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 262-8877
Email: Web:

  • Television Documentary
  • Audio Storytelling/Podcasting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Video use in multi media reporting

Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI

Barbara Fleming Volbrecht
Marquette University
Broadcast Media Advisor
Johnston Hall
420 PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-1772

Students interested in broadcast journalism will major in Journalism and minor in Digital Media. The journalism major focuses on digital journalism and non-fiction storytelling. The digital media major provides hands-on courses in audio and video editing for students interested in fiction and non-fiction storytelling for a variety of organizations, ranging from entertainment to non-profits.

Mark Zoromski Marquette University
Director of Student Media
Diederich College of Communication
Johnston Hall, 013
1131 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-5608

Oversees WIRE which includes:
Student-run newspaper, magazine, radio, and TV stations

Dean Maytag Marquette University
Adjunct Instructor
Digital Media and Performing Arts
Johnston Hall 410
Phone: (414) 288-6352

TV Program development
How to read TV ratings
Time period analysis
Development of TV programming
Social media for TV programming
How to “pitch” program concepts

UW-MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee, WI

Mark Zoromski
Senior Lecturer/ Undergraduate Director
2522 E. Hartford Ave.
Johnston Hall #133
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: (414) 229-6269

  • B.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with emphasis in broadcast journalism
  • M.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Undergraduate offerings include a TV news management and newscast producing

UW-OSHKOSH – Oshkosh, WI

Characteristics of the UW Oshkosh program

  • Radio-TV-Film at UW Oshkosh is a hands-on program, offering students access to the latest equipment and facilities currently utilized in the industry. Radio-TV-Film also offers a strong base knowledge in aesthetics, writing, media business, history, and important media theories that will have a profound impact on their project development and post graduation success. It is this critical base knowledge and class integration that makes students more than technicians, but media professionals and leaders who understand how to communicate through mass media.
  • Facilities include two television studios reserved for the academic program and for student-run organizations.
  • Campus radio station WRST-FM offers student-produced programming along with offerings from Wisconsin Public Radio.
  • Sponsors five student-run organizations (WRST-FM, Titan Television, Film Society, International Film Series, and the first student chapter of the Society of Broadcast Engineers in the U.S.).
  • Students create original programming for the local community on both radio and television. They also have the opportunity to participate on professional film shoots.
  • Minor required to assure educational breadth.
  • National/international awards for student work since 2010: 57 from the National Broadcasting Society, 25 from College Broadcasters, Inc., 23 from the Broadcast Education Association, eight from the College Media Association, two from the New York International Radio Festival, two from Los Angeles Cinefest and one each from the Austin Revolution Film Festival, Atlanta Comedy Film Festival, Script and Storyboard Showcase, Public Radio News Directors Inc., Austin Film Festival, Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, Weyauwega International Film Festival, Rahway Reels Film Festival, Festigious Film Festival, Finow Film Festival, Sportscasters Talent Agency of America, the Oregon International Film Festival, the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, the BlueCat National Screenplay Competition, Student Art Fest and the Worldfest/Houston International Film and Video Festival.
  • Five UWO Distinguished Alumni and 28 UWO Outstanding Young Alumni since 1981 have been Radio TV Film majors.

Claire Armstrong
University Services Associate
UW-Oshkosh 800
Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Phone: (920) 424-3131

Helps set up tours
Maintains RTF web page

Wendell Ray
Director of Radio Services
Phone: (920) 424-7427

Audio Production, Broadcast Operations
WRST-FM (90.3) supervisor

Tyler Egnarski
Phone: (920) 424-7037

Beth Hubbard Assistant Professor
Phone: (920) 424-2316

Film and Video Production/Post-Production

Bill Kerkhof
Director of Engineering
Phone: (920) 424-7068

Caryn Murphy
Associate Professor
Phone: (920) 424-3132

Mass media history & theory

Andrew Smock, department chair
Associate Professor
Phone: (920) 424-7039

New Media Production and Theory and RTF internship coordinator

Justine Stokes
Director of TV Services
Phone: (920) 424-3133

Multi-camera production
Supervisor of student-produced educational access channel programming

Mike Van Esler
Assistant Professor
Phone: (920) 424-7308

Understanding media
Digital media production

UW-Platteville – Platteville, WI

Dr. Robert J. Snyder Professor
607 Pioneer Tower
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Phone: (608) 342-1630

Advisor, Student TV


Dean Pape
Ripon College/Communication Department
300 Seward St.
Ripon, WI 54971
Phone: (920) 748-8152

  • Speech communication with specialized self-designed majors available.

UW-River Falls – River Falls, WI

Sandy Ellis
Journalism Dept. Chair
UW-River Falls
410 S. 3rd St.
River Falls, WI 54022
Phone (715) 425-3169
Email: website:

  • UWRF offers a B.S. In Journalism and a minor in Journalism Studies.
  • We are a Wisconsin state university located in the east metro of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Our location offers access to a great media market close enough for internships during the school year.
  • Students learn to write and report news, conduct interviews and use multimedia equipment to tell stories for radio, TV, web and print.
  • WRFW-FM, a student-operated public radio station, provides practical experience managing, producing and broadcasting news, sports and music programming.
  • Students have a close working relationship with the Journalism professors, all of whom have had professional experience in their field.
  • Our alumni are working are KSTP-TV, KARE-TV, KMSP-TV (Twin Cities), Minnesota Public Radio, Twin Cities Public TV,, KNRV-DT (Reno), KATV-7 (Little Rock) and more.

Erik L. Johnson
UW-River Falls
Stage & Screen Arts
410 S. 3rd St. River Falls, WI 54022
Phone:715 425-3423

  • B.S. Degree in Theatre with Digital Film & Television Emphasis and/or minor specializing in broadcast television and filmmaking.

UW-Stevens Point – Stevens Point, WI

Mark A. Tolstedt Communications Division
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-3920

  • BA or BS in Communication with emphasis areas in Journalism and Media Studies

Chris Shofner
Assistant Professor
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54467
Phone: (715) 346-360

Alex Ingersoll
Assistant Professor
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54467
Phone: (715) 346-4136

Liz Fakazis Communications Division
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-2238

James Haney, Chair Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-3409

Richard Dubiel Communications Division
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-2007

Steve Hill Assistant Professor
Communications Division
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: (715) 346-3887

Jim Schuh Adjunct Professor of Communication
UW-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481

UW-Superior – Superior, WI

Broadcast Journalism Mike Simonson
UW-Superior Dept. of Communicating Arts
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 394-8530

  • Video Production
  • Journalism

UW-Whitewater – Whitewater, WI

Communication Department Kathy Brady
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-1034

Advertising Kris Kranenburg 800 W. Main St.
Communications Dept.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-2876

Radio Brian Lucas Director of Radio WSUW-FM
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-5067

Television Jim Mead
Interim Director
UWW-TV/Cable 19
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-5659

  • BS/BA in Speech with emphasis in Electronic Media (most are production oriented)
  • BS/BA in Journalism with emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, Print Journalism, Advertising (most are on-air oriented)
  • MS in Mass Communication
  • MS in Corporate Communication
  • WSUW-FM Student Radio
  • UWWTV – Student Cable Television

Lake Land College – Mattoon, IL

Greg Powers Station Manager

WLKL 89.9 FM Radio/TV
Lake Land College
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone: (217) 234-5335

Ed Thomas Instructor

Associate in Applied Science: Broadcast Communication

Radio/TV Broadcasting Certifications in: Broadcast Announcing Radio Broadcasting TV Field/Studio Production