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The WBA and the WBA Foundation appreciate those who have chosen broadcast engineering as a profession. We realize that all broadcast engineers must stay current in broadcast engineering knowledge, skills, practices, and technologies, and that involves an investment of time and money.

As the broadcast industry evolves, so must our understanding of how to implement new media transmission. Unfortunately, often busy schedules and tight budgets for most engineering departments do not permit engineers to learn new skills and acquire an understanding of new technology. How are broadcast engineers able to keep up-to-date so that our industry thrives?

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Nominations open for Hall of Fame Award

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Hall of Fame Committee is now requesting and accepting nominations for the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  

The Hall of Fame nomination process is open and will run through Feb. 15, 2018. Submissions should be made on the official nomination form [PDF] and sent to the WBA Foundation office. Selected nominees will be inducted on June 21, 2018, during the annual WBA Hall of Fame Dinner. The dinner will be held at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center in conjunction with the WBA Summer Conference.

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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

Course introduces Rick Jowett Fellowship

A two-day photojournalism course in Madison brought together more than 40 visual storytellers who began the event with a remembrance of long-time WBA photographer Rick Jowett.

The event introduced the creation of the Rick Jowett Fellowship which will be used to assist aspiring professionals, dedicated career professionals of WBA member stations, as well as students of the visual media with skills training and professional development.

Jowett also worked for WMTV-TV in Madison and started working for the WBA in 1985. His family was in hand for a dedication to Jowett at the beginning of the… Continue reading

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation offers two $2,000 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships to assist students enrolled in media related educational programs at Public or Private Colleges/Universities, Broadcast/Media Schools and Wisconsin Technical Colleges. Students who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships. The deadline for application is 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. All applications must be received by the WBA office by this date and time.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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

WBA Foundation,

Thank you so much for the WBA Foundation Educational Support Grant.  The grant will help supplement our video gear and allow students to have more choices in their project work.

The help that the foundation gives to schools shows the commitment to education and the importance of helping future broadcasters. It’s a great mission, and it is appreciated.

Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Pat Hastings
Faculty Associate
UW Madison
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

A DePere man with a long and influential career in broadcasting has died.

David L. Nelson is described by long time employee and business partner Larry Busse as the “perfect boss.” He said Nelson would give his employees a challenge and a goal and would let them succeed. He said Nelson had high standards, wouldn’t take shortcuts, and had a loyal group of people who worked for him.

During the years 1953 to 1962 Nelson was employed by both the Green Bay Newspaper Company and Post Corporation of Appleton where he served as chief financial officer and as a director… Continue reading

WBA Foundation,

Thank you so much for your recent gift of $1,200 to Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Your support for the college is most appreciated and helps prepare Warriors for lives of Christian leadership throughout the world. One of these Warriors is Sandra (Piepenbrink) Parker ’98, a business major, who now lives in England and is a senior product manager with the current telecommunications provider for the United Kingdom.

Sandra shares how her WLC experience prepared her for her current role: “God knew the plan that He had for me, and He knew that WLC was where I needed to go… Continue reading

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