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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…

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…

Hutchings remembered for storied career, MMI

Career broadcaster, leader of the Madison Media Institute, and WBA Hall of Famer Ed Hutchings died Sunday. He was 92. Hutchings’ 37-year career spanned radio announcing, television sportscasting, sales and management, and education. Hutchings became a broadcaster early in life….

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…

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…