Wisconsin Broadcasters Association


Do you know a student who could use assistance with educational expenses?

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation offers two $2,000 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships. Students who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.

The application process has moved online this year. It’s available here.

Students who have completed at least one-half of their degree or graduation requirements in a media or media-related course of study are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have either graduated from a Wisconsin high school or be attending a Higher Educational Institution in Wisconsin that has been designated as… Continue reading

Consider how news science-based stories are framed for the reader. Ask scientists about why a natural or human-caused occurrence happens. Take advantage of Madison-based science resources.

Those are some of the suggestions offered at “Secrets for Success in Science Journalism,” the spring 2017 training session presented this month by the Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The training was generously sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and the Wisconsin State Journal. The UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication generously provided classroom space for… Continue reading

Fresh from Macalester College, Mackenzie Martin applied for the Operations Director position at WXPR. Mackenzie had a solid IT background from work done while at school, experience in and a love for public media, and a thirst to learn more about the tech side of radio broadcasting. Mackenzie was hired in mid-May 2016. With some help from the WBA Scholarship Fund, Mackenzie attended the Media Technology Institute at La Crosse just one month later.

Eight months later, Mackenzie not only hosts Morning Edition each weekday on WXPR, she manages the operations side of the radio station with positive energy and… Continue reading

Great mix of veterans and persons just starting out and objective honesty;”

“Very informative; good to hear about other campus radio and TV stations;”

“Really got a lot out of speed networking;”

“Kept me engaged about the future of TV stations and the jobs offered;”

“Good practical advice.”

Those were just a few of the comments from the more than 150 students who attended the 2017 WBA Student Seminar on March 4 at the Madison Marriott.

Another successful event can be attributed to the hard work of the WBA Education Committee in putting together an outstanding program, which featured… Continue reading

Four students were honored at the WBA Student Seminar with scholarships.

Kenneth Kosirowski


Recipient:WBA Foundation Scholarship
$2,000 Grant

Ken is a graduate of Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. He is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Journalism. Ken will graduate in May 2017.

Ken began learning about the field of broadcasting as a member of his high school forensics team. His topic of choice was broadcasting.  Forensics honed Ken’s communication and writing skills and helped him discover his passion for journalism. Ken was a top finisher every year and was a forensic state… Continue reading

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Student Seminar is set for Saturday, March 4, at the Marriott West, Madison (Middleton). Jay Kruz, Program Director and Daytime DJ at WREW, Cincinnati will present the keynote entitled “You Don’t Need Permission.” Kruz is also featured on a panel in the morning sessions and will present the annual “Student Awards for Excellence” during lunch. In addition, the four recipients of the WBA Foundation Scholarships will be introduced. 

Find the agenda here

Awards information here

The seminar begins shortly after 9 a.m. with introductions and a brief orientation.  Students will choose from three… Continue reading

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