Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

The first of two WBA Foundation debates will take place Saturday at 7 p.m. and air live or delayed on more than 85 radio and TV stations in Wisconsin.

U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Tammy Baldwin and challenger Leah Vukmir will debate in Wausau at a one-hour televised event sponsored by the WBA Foundation with funding provided by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. The debate will be shown live on national network C-SPAN and Wisconsin public affairs cable network WisconsinEye. It will also be streamed on at least 17 different websites.

View the most current carriage list here (Updated Oct. 11)

The debate will be produced at WSAW-TV and moderated by Jill Geisler, longtime Wisconsin news professional, WBA Hall of Fame member, author and Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University, Chicago. Panelists from the Wausau/Rhinelander market include Holly Chilsen, WSAW-TV; Chris Conley, WSAU Radio; Melissa Langbehn, WAOW-TV; Ben Meyer, WJFW-TV; and Jeff Thelen, WSAW-TV. Chilsen will pose audience questions from social media during the debate. The audience could submit questions through social media using the hashtag #wbadebate.

The debate will be re-aired before Election Day on numerous Wisconsin stations. It will be archived for playback by WisconsinEye and Wisconsin Public Television.

A second televised debate between Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Tony Evers is scheduled for Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. View the more current carriage list here (Updated Oct. 11).

Election Day is Nov. 6.

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