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  • Tanz named President of Midwest Communications
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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…

  • Hutchings remembered for storied career, MMI
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    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….

  • Madison station raises more than 5 million meals

    Madison station raises more than 5 million meals

    WMTV’s 27th annual NBC15 Share Your Holidays Campaign surpassed its goal of raising 5 million meals for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin. The final total was 5,370,814 meals raised. With $10 equaling roughly 25 meals, thanks to the buying…

  • WBA Student Seminar to focus on diversity of career options
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    WBA Student Seminar to focus on diversity of career options

    The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Student Seminar is set for Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. Hayley Tenpas is presenting the keynote address. Tenpas, a UW-Whitewater grad, is also featured on a panel in the morning and will hand out the 20th…

  • Use WBA awards to motivate your station

    Use WBA awards to motivate your station

    By Andrew Felix, WEAU-TV, Eau Claire One positive thing you can say about the broadcast industry is there is no shortage of awards programs or awards you and your station can win. Our industry really shines when it comes to…

  • 2016 Broadcasters Clinic ‘renowned’ success
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    2016 Broadcasters Clinic ‘renowned’ success

    By Leonard Charles, Clinic Committee Chair The 2016 Broadcasters Clinic was another renowned event with a strong session agenda and an extensive exhibit hall. After winning the 2015 National Society of Broadcast Engineers Best Chapter or Regional Educational Event award,…

  • What’s going on with Twitter?
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    What’s going on with Twitter?

    By Kyle GeisslerWBA Director of Communications Even if you don’t use Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that Twitter is in the news a lot lately. What does the Twitter news about layoffs for broadcasters?  Twitter isn’t going anywhere….for now. They tried to…

  • WBA’s internship program can assist with your EEO compliance

    WBA’s internship program can assist with your EEO compliance

    Your WBA is always looking for ways to assist our member stations with EEO credits. As part of the WBA Assistance Action Plan for EEO Compliance we are proud to offer the WBA Broadcast Internship Program!  As stated in the…

  • UW-Platteville to suspend media studies program
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    UW-Platteville to suspend media studies program

    By: Rob Snyder Administration at UW-Platteville has announced its intention to initiate the process to suspend the Media Studies program at UW-Platteville. This means that there will be one less source of qualified entry level job applicants for the industry….

  • U.S. Senate candidates debate issues in WBA Foundation sponsored debate
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    U.S. Senate candidates debate issues in WBA Foundation sponsored debate

    U.S. Senate candidates Sen. Ron Johnson and challenger Russ Feingold debated Friday night in Green Bay at a one-hour televised event sponsored by the WBA Foundation with funding provided by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. It was…

  • Help the American Red Cross in the Hurricane Matthew Response

    Hurricane Matthew created a path of destruction from the Caribbean up through Virginia and the Red Cross is responding with a multi-faceted effort. As of today, 100% of Red Cross Wisconsin’s local Emergency Response Vehicles are outside the state, carrying…

  • Coverage of WBA Foundation U.S. Senate Debate

    WBA Media Advisory 2016 U.S. Senate Debate WBA Carriage List 2016 U.S. Senate Debate (as of 10/13) Debate panelists Debate Transmission Details (as of 10/11)

  • New role at WBA

    New role at WBA

    My first solo shift on the radio was in the late 90s at WRST-FM in Oshkosh. I was hosting Jazz Directions. The station still today plays jazz every weekday afternoon. I loved hosting that show, and I’ve loved all the…

  • WBA Foundation to Sponsor U.S. Senate Debate

    WBA Foundation to Sponsor U.S. Senate Debate

    Market/Moderator/Panelists Confirmed The 2016 U.S. Senate debate between Senator Ron Johnson and challenger Russ Feingold will be held at 7PM CDT on October 14, 2016 at the WLUK Fox 11 Studios in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The one-hour debate will be…