Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

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Your WBA can help you earn non-job vacancy specific menu option initiative credits for EEO compliance through support of WBA Foundation scholarships.

The scholarships are offered to worthy students on an annual basis. The application process is currently underway with a deadline of Nov. 1.

To obtain one full “Menu Option Initiative” credit per two year period, each SEU should:

1) Once every two years –  donate to the Foundation (earmarked for scholarships) a minimum of $100 for radio SEUs with one or two stations, a minimum of $200 for radio SEUs with three or more stations,… Continue reading

The WBA Foundation has awarded three grants totaling $3,000 under its Educational Support Grants Program for 2019. Grants of $1,000 each for three schools were approved by the Foundation Board at the WBA/WBA Foundation Joint Board Meeting in June:

  • UW-Green Bay
  • UW-Madison
  • UW-Oshkosh

The Educational Support Grant Program was created by the WBA Foundation in 2000 to award up to $10,000 annually to assist non-profit college and technical school broadcast education programs in acquiring equipment, hardware, software and/or other teaching materials that are necessary to conduct broadcast education programs and promote careers in broadcasting. Due to the program’s excellent response,… Continue reading

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

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation offers four scholarships. Students who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships:

  • David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund Scholarship – $1,000
  • Howard Gernetzke Scholarship – $1,000
  • Morgan Murphy Media Scholarship – $2,000
  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Scholarship – $2,000

The application process is online. It’s available on the WBA website and will remain linked at the top of the homepage until the deadline.

Students who have completed at least one-half of their degree… Continue reading

Local Broadcast Legend and 16 year veteran of Wisconsin Public Radio, Glen Morberg, has died.

Glen Moberg embodied the ideals of local journalism during his almost 50-year career.

Glen moved to Wausau from Chicago in 1993 to serve as news director and anchor at WSAW-TV and later assignment manager for WAOW-TV. In 2003, he joined Wisconsin Public Radio as a reporter and talk show host.

Before that, he served as a network correspondent for WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago. He also created and led a cable television news department that served 10 communities in Chicago’s western suburbs.

Glen took special… Continue reading

The WBA Foundation is planning its first ever WBA Celebrity Golf Outing. Mark your calendars for Aug. 4, 2020 and plan to join us at SentryWorld Golf Course in Stevens Point. SentryWorld was recently ranked the number 34 best public course in America!

A committee of WBA members has been working the past few months on planning this event, which includes seeking sponsors. The following sponsors have already confirmed their support (as of June 18):

  • 4imprint
  • Armada Media
  • Good Karma Brands
  • Gray Television
  • Koser Radio Group
  • Lake Broadcasting
  • Marketron
  • Nielsen
  • Sentry Insurance
  • Shockley Foundation
  • WISN-TV
  • Woodward Radio Group

“Hopefully your… Continue reading

Photos from the WBA Hall of Fame induction last week at the Osthoff Resort are now available.  See below.

The four inductees are:

·        Clif Groth’s engineering expertise has touched countless radio stations throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest.
·        Dean Maytag is passionate about  broadcasting and has been dedicated to television, local programming, mentoring, and community service in Wisconsin.
·        David L. Nelson (1921-2017) was a well-respected leader whose dedication led to a long and influential career in broadcasting.

Recent WBA Hall of Fame inductee David L. Nelson (1921-2017) is joining the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation’s Legacy Club.

Nelson’s family announced the creation of the David L. Nelson Scholarship during his posthumous induction to the WBA Hall of Fame on June 13. The $1,000 scholarship will be added to the four other scholarships the WBA Foundation awards annually.

The Legacy Club was formed in 1998 to provide a formal procedure and recognition for those who make bequests or agree to make bequests to the WBA Foundation in their wills. 

For more information on how to join the… Continue reading

The winners of the 50/50 raffles at the WBA Awards Gala and WBA Summer Conference both donated their winnings to the WBA Foundation.

WBA Board Chair and Steve Lavin selected his own ticket number at the WBA Gala. His donation contributed toward a total $1,680 raised for the WBA Foundation at the gala.

WBA Hall of Famer and Foundation Board member Tom Koser won the raffle during the exhibitors’ reception at the WBA Summer Conference and donated his winnings to the Foundation. The raffle generated $1,690 for the Foundation.

Thank you Steve and Tom!

Four new names were added to the WBA Hall of Fame on Thursday night and the creation of a new scholarship available through the WBA was announced Thursday night during the induction event at the Osthoff Resort.
 
The announcement of the David L. Nelson Scholarship came from his family. Nelson was inducted Thursday to the WBA Hall of Fame. The new $1,000 scholarship will be available along with four other previously created scholarships during the next cycle of scholarships available through the WBA.
 
Nelson was one of four inducted into the WBA Hall of Fame:
 
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