Lindsay Wood Davis is best-known as a fierce champion of excellence in local radio who transformed broadcast management around the world, across the nation and throughout Wisconsin. United States broadcasters and operators in 17 foreign countries use his systems and processes to manage their properties. His inspirational work as executive vice president of the Radio Advertising Bureau helped guide the industry through the early days of consolidation beginning in the late 1990s.
Davis, a member of a three-generation broadcasting family, began his 48 years in broadcasting at age 17 in sales at family-owned WGLB Radio in Port Washington. He went on to wear many hats and develop strong collegial ties throughout the broadcast industry, becoming a general manager, group executive, station owner, speaker, author, trainer, consultant and a mentor to hundreds of young broadcasters. He served as the primary architect of the modern WBA Awards program, helping build it into a model for associations throughout the country. Davis brought his career full circle in 2015, when he added WVMO-LP, a low-power FM station in Monona, to his diverse projects, continuing to champion the power of local radio.