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QueenB Radio names PD, group operations manager

Radio veteran Dave Murphy has been named Dubuque Super Hits 106.1 (KIYX) Program Director and QueenB Radio Wisconsin Group Operations Manager. “Dave brings 35-years of major market radio experience to our QueenB Radio stations,” said Vice President Market Manager Herb…

Reilly joins Wausau radio group

Veteran programmer, Jon Reilly is joining Duke Wright’s Midwest Communications Wausau cluster as Operations Manager. The position was formerly held by Rusty James, who was elevated to Wausau Market Manager several months ago. Reilly most recently spent more than ten…

WBA Hall of Fame engineer, Jim Wulliman, dies

A pioneering broadcast engineer who served a long career in Milwaukee has died. WBA Hall of Famer Jim Wulliman died Nov. 8. He was 98. Wulliman served as Director of Engineering for the Journal Broadcast Group, including WTMJ-AM, WKTI-FM, and…

Wexler transitions from management to training for GKB

Steve Wexler, vice president and market manager for Good Karma Brands – Milwaukee, is wrapping up his 35-year management career and transition into a coaching and development role at the company. The announcement was made today by Craig Karmazin, founder…

Long-time radio station owner dies

Long-time radio station owner, Donald Rabbit, died Sunday. He was 83. Rabbit owned many different radio stations over his lifetime, the most recent being Radio Dubuque. He once owned WFON in Fond du Lac. According to his obituary, Rabbit loved…

Kiser returns to KFIZ in new roles

A familiar face is returning to KFIZ in a new role. Shawn Kiser is a Fond du Lac native who previously worked at the station from 1995-2004. He’s returning to become its Brand Manager and 6 a.m. – 9 a.m….

WPR host Al Ross dies

Longtime friend and colleague of Wisconsin Public Radio and host of the western Wisconsin regional arts and culture program “Spectrum West,” Al Ross, has died. He was 73 years old. Ross joined WPR in 2008, providing local news breaks and…

Lifelong broadcast engineer, Tom Smith, dies

A lifelong Wisconsin broadcast engineer and longtime member of the WBA Broadcasters Clinic Committee, Tom Smith, died Saturday after a six-year battle with cancer. He was 73. Smith began his long career in television and radio at KFIZ-TV in Fond…

Marotta named first female sports director at WKOW-TV

Karley Marotta is WKOW-TV’s first ever female sports director. She was promoted from weekend sports anchor/reporter to sports director and will anchor the weeknight sportscasts at 6 and 10 p.m. “Karley has been a crucial member of our sports team…