April 16, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle Vetterkind, President & CEO
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 Class of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame:
· Clif Groth, a broadcast engineer whose career has earned him a reputation for dedication,
· Dean Maytag, a passionate broadcaster dedicated to mentoring and community service,
· David L. Nelson (1921-2017), who had a long and influential career in broadcasting, and
· Fannie Mason Steve (1877-1969), an educator who touched countless lives over the radio.
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame was created in 1989 to honor broadcasters that have devoted a minimum of 15 years to the broadcasting industry including a minimum of 10 years as a Wisconsin broadcaster. The award recognizes an individual’s history of exemplary leadership in community and statewide service as a broadcast professional. The Hall of Fame is housed at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and at the WBA Hall of Fame website: www.wisconsinbroadcastingmuseum.org
With this year’s inductees, the WBA Hall of Fame membership roll grows to 148 members. The 2019 Class will be inducted in ceremonies on the evening of June 13 at the WBA Summer Conference
at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake.
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association is also recognizing four Local Broadcast Legends:
· Jerry Burke, a reporter with a great reputation and a long list of trusted contacts to match it,
· Duff Damos, known for his deep voice, dedication to radio, and devotion to his audience,
· Glen Moberg, whose long career demonstrated his commitment to the ideals of journalism, and,
· Marshall Shapiro (1938-2012), a Madison broadcasting icon committed to community service.