In the News Archive

In Memoriam – LaVerne “Vern” J. Falk

LaVerne “Vern” J. Falk, 86, of Whitewater, passed away on Nov.  8 at Fairhaven in Whitewater.  Vern was a long time employee of WFAW and WSJY in Fort Atkinson, beginning as a news reporter in 1963. In 1965, Vern was…

Manitowoc’s ‘Mr. Radio’ given key to city

WOMT’s Damon Ryan was recently honored by given the key to the city of Manitowoc. Damon is celebrating 40 years of working in broadcast. The mayor of Manitowoc, Justin Michael Nickels, decided to honor him Nov. 7 by surprising him…

Buehler, Downs join ‘Silver Circle’

The Silver Circle Award was established to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who have devoted 25 years or more to the television industry and who have made significant contributions to Wisconsin broadcasting. Nominees in journalistic, academic, administrative, creative, performing, or…

The times they are a changin’

Mike O’Brien Who would have guessed that college drop-out, poet, musician, Robert Zimmerman, aka Bob Dylan, would receive The Nobel Prize laureate in literature? Then again, who knew that Mick Jagger would become Sir Michael Philip “Mick” Jagger? The times…they…

WBA supports Operation Welcome Home

As the country observes the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs (WDVA) is overseeing a two-year statewide commemoration named Operation Welcome Home in 2015 and 2016. Organizations like your Wisconsin Broadcasters Association have helped lead…

Watch for your 2017 WBA dues mailing
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Even though there are still a few weeks left in this year, it’s time to pay next year’s dues!  When 2016 ends, so does your WBA membership.  You should soon be receiving your notice for 2017 WBA dues so sign…

WBA and the WBA Foundation offer programs for engineers

Engineering Fellowship Grant Program The WBA and the WBA Foundation appreciate those who committed to broadcast engineering as a profession. They realize that all broadcast engineers must stay current in broadcast engineering knowledge, skills, practices and technologies, and that it…