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Four new names were added to the WBA Hall of Fame on Thursday night during the induction event at the La Crosse Radisson as a part of the WBA Summer Conference.

The four inductees are:

Joyce Garbaciak a respected journalist with a long career in Milwaukee TV.  Howard Gloede (1958-2019) whose career in La Crosse inspired broadcasters and made a difference for local residents through his leadership.
Chris Bernier, a station owner who leads by example, aided by his lifelong career in radio with experience in every facet of the business.  Gene Purcell (1960-2021)… Continue reading

The WBA Foundation Board will continue its 32-year tradition of holding statewide televised debates for Wisconsin’s voters by airing general election debates in the 2022 Wisconsin gubernatorial and the U.S. Senate races.

Qualifying U.S. Senate candidates will be invited to participate in a debate on Oct. 7 and qualifying gubernatorial candidates will be invited to participate in a debate on Oct. 14. Both will take place at 7 p.m. Radio and television stations from across Wisconsin will participate in the production of each debate. Details including panelists and format will be announced later.

Both hour-long debates will be made available… Continue reading

A senior technical director at CBS 58 (WDJT-TV) in Milwaukee is the recipient of the 2022 Results Broadcasting Education Grant.

Allison Eggers graduated from UW-Madison in 2011 and started her career as a technical director for the CBS affiliate in Rockford, Illinois. She joined CBS 58 in Milwaukee in February 2013 where she serves as senior technical director.

Weigel Broadcasting’s Milwaukee General Manager, Anne Brown, said Eggers is a deserving recipient.

“I’m so thrilled for Allison and very appreciative of Results Broadcasting’s support of broadcasters like her,” Brown said. “Allison is a hard-working, talented employee and more importantly, a… Continue reading

The Walker Broadcast Management Institute returned to the UW Madsion campus in April after a two-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s instructors were Steve King on leadership, Moses Altsech on customer service, and Tom Walker on financial management for broadcasters.

The keynote speaker was Binu Palta Hill, the Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the Wisconsin School of Business.

This was the institute’s 23rd year, having completed its first seven 3-year management education cycles in 2018.  The 2022 Institute marks the second year of another 3-year cycle. Student may join the cycle at any time.… Continue reading

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 WBA Hall of Fame inductees:
 
·        Chris Bernier is a station owner who leads by example, aided by his lifelong career in radio with experience in every facet of the business. 
·        Joyce Garbaciak is a respected journalist with a long career in Milwaukee TV. 
·        Howard Gloede (1958-2019) spent his career in La Crosse inspiring broadcasters and making a difference for local residents through his leadership at a group… Continue reading
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is proud to announce the 2022 Local Broadcast Legends honorees:
 
·        Jonathan Green was a staple of afternoon radio in Milwaukee for 41 years and is known for his authenticity, good humor, and community service.
·        Mike Hayes has been the morning voice on WIZM-AM in La Crosse for more than 35 years, interviewing thousands of people as part of his effort to serve the people of the La Crosse area.
·      … Continue reading
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is releasing new radio and TV spots promoting the WBA Hall of Fame at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center.
 
The spots feature WBA and WBA Foundation President and CEO Michelle Vetterkind. you can download the spots here.
 
“The Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame is a wonderful landmark to showcase Wisconsin’s rich broadcasting heritage,” Vetterkind said. “Thank you to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center for providing such a great venue and being such a wonderful partner.”
 
The WBA Foundation also thanks WITI-TV in Milwaukee for producing the spots.
 

“The WBA’s refresh… Continue reading

Four scholarships will be given out during the WBA Student Seminar on March 5 to students studying broadcasting in Wisconsin. Learn more about the WBA Student Scholarship program and apply here. Interested in supporting the scholarship program? Learn more here.

The recipients are:

Kaylee Staral

Kaylee Staral is the 2022 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholarship recipient.                 

Staral is attending Marquette University and majoring in journalism with minors in digital media and communications studies. She is planning to graduate in the spring of 2023.

Staral’s… Continue reading

WBA Hall of Famer Terry Baun died Saturday. He was 74.

Known to all as Terry, his broadcast career started in 1967 at Milwaukee’s classical music station, WFMR-FM. After ten years there, he began a series of moves into corporate engineering, while also forming his own consulting firm, Criterion Broadcast Services, in Milwaukee. Through the years, he worked for Sudbrink Broadcasting, Multimedia Broadcasting, and Cumulus Broadcasting. He completed his broadcasting career working for the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board where he oversaw the engineering and operations of the delivery system for Wisconsin Public Radio and Television throughout the state of Wisconsin,… Continue reading

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