Chuck Roth is a leader in Wisconsin broadcasting with a deep commitment to improving his industry and his community. His 41 years in radio and television began early—while still in high school, he took a part-time job at WCLO Radio in Janesville—and his career is remarkable for the length and depth of his service.
Roth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1980 and began his professional broadcasting career that year as an account executive with WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, and became station manager in 1985. In 1988 he moved to La Crosse, and for the next 20 years served as vice president/general manager for WQOW and WXOW-TV in La Crosse. He then moved into a corporate role for the stations’ parent company, Quincy Media, taking on the position of director of business administration. Roth was on the WBA board of directors from 1992-2002 and was board chair in 2000, has served on the WBA Foundation board, and has served his community as president of the boards of United Way, La Crosse Community Theatre, and La Crosse Performing Arts Center.