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  • Howard Gernetzke

    Howard Gernetzke

    Gernetzke was a Wausau native who parlayed a part-time high school job as a radio show host into a broadcast career that lasted more than 44 years. He began in the business as a radio show host at WSAU-AM, Wausau, in 1952. Then, in 1954, he moved into television, joining […]

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  • John McCullough

    John McCullough

    A leading figure in Wisconsin broadcast journalism for over 30 years, McCullough was the major news anchor for WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, from 1967 to 1988. During that period, he covered the major events of the time, including five national political conventions, four presidential inaugurations and a papal visit to United States. […]

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  • Jack Severson

    Jack Severson

    Severson’s broadcasting career spanned more than 30 years, beginning in the late 1940s with a sales stint at WKOW radio in Madison. He left radio briefly for a secure position with a major advertising agency, but then jumped back in, purchasing WCUB-AM in Manitowoc, where he served as general manager. […]

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  • Bernie Strachota

    Bernie Strachota

    Innovation was the hallmark of Strachota’s 19-year career in Milwaukee radio. He started in 1959 at what was then WRIT AM/FM and worked there until 1978. In 1962, he turned WRIT-AM, Milwaukee’s top “Top 40 Hits” station, into one of the first fully-automated radio stations in the country. He was […]

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