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  • Rosa Bartell Evans

    Rosa Bartell Evans

    In a career that began at WHA radio in Madison in 1939, Evans devoted more than 50 years to the broadcast industry. A native of Milwaukee, her early career included work as a vocal soloist, songwriter and program producer for Madison’s WHA Radio along with a stint on Arthur Godfrey’s […]

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  • Larry Clark

    Larry Clark

    Clark, who died in 1992 at the age of 69, was a genuine Wisconsin television pioneer. He was not only the first television play-by-play sportscaster in Wisconsin – hired as such in 1947 by WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee while still a junior in college – he was the first to announce […]

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  • Bill Haig

    Bill Haig

    A major figure in sports radio broadcasting in Wisconsin, Haig began his career in advertising sales in 1954 at WFOX, Waukesha. He was subsequently involved in sales, sales management and general management at WRTI and WTMJ in Milwaukee, and he eventually served as general manager of WIGL-AM, Superior/Duluth, as well […]

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  • Andrew Spheeris

    Andrew Spheeris

    Certainly one of the first FM broadcasters in the state of Wisconsin, Spheeris was a native of Milwaukee who actually began a law career only to have it interrupted twice: once by a World War II Army stint, and then again in 1948, by his appointment as a managing general […]

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