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  • Ron Fruit

    Ron Fruit

    Ron Fruit first signed onto the air at WRCO Radio in Richland Center in 1972, while still a teenager. Then he worked his way up, becoming program director, station manager and, in 1994, co-owner with his wife, Beth, of WRCO AM/FM. Along the way he built the stations into one […]

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  • Ed Hutchings

    Ed Hutchings

    Ed Hutchings shaped the success of broadcast stations in Wisconsin and beyond with a 37-year career that spanned radio announcing, television sportscasting, sales and management, and education. Hutchings became a broadcaster early in life. While attending the University of Iowa from 1949 to 1953, he signed on with Iowa stations […]

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  • Marv Nelles

    Marv Nelles

    Marv Nelles (1925-2008) was the voice of radio news in Wausau for nearly three decades during his 40 years in broadcasting. He made coverage of local news a priority and set a high standard for the next generation of radio news reporters and news directors throughout Wisconsin. A native of […]

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  • David Sanks

    David Sanks

    David Sanks worked in almost every aspect of radio and television during his 35-year broadcasting career, but he is best known for guiding the success of WISC-TV in Madison and of its multimedia parent company, Television Wisconsin, Inc. Under his executive leadership, both the station and the company flourished. WISC-TV […]

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  • John Schermerhorn

    John Schermerhorn

    John Schermerhorn (1928-1974) was a broadcasting pioneer beloved by audiences and clients as an on-air sports director, producer, host of a popular polka show, salesman and general manager. During his 25-year career he created television programming and promotions that rank among the highlights of Wisconsin broadcasting history. Schermerhorn’s on-air career […]

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