Welcome to the Wisconsin Museum of Broadcasting

The preservation of history is the responsibility of every generation, every enterprise. We learn from history -- we recreate the aura and feelings, good and bad, of our foundations , and we build our future with it. The Wisconsin Museum of Broadcasting hopes to be this kind of repository for all who visit us.  Broadcasting has become a world institution in little more than a century. In Wisconsin, broadcasting is woven into the fabric of every community in the state. Its story can be told many different ways: a chronological timeline, an account of station participation in public affairs, remembrances of the many entertainments provided for children, music lovers, sports fans and more.  The Wisconsin Museum of Broadcasting hopes to present those stories and more, for all to enjoy.
  • Ken Beno

    Ken Beno

    Ken Beno is dedicated to sharing his passion for broadcasting with high school and college students in the state and beyond. His career has enriched the broadcasting industry in Wisconsin and forged a path to state, regional and national broadcasting careers for many of his students. As chair of the […]

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  • Leonard Charles

    Leonard Charles

    Leonard Charles is one of the greatest contributors to the advancement of local, state and national broadcast engineering. During his remarkable career, Charles helped lead the television industry through rapid changes in technology and his contributions have made the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association a national leader in broadcast engineering. He serves […]

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  • Bill Hurwitz

    Bill Hurwitz

    Bill Hurwitz is responsible for some of the most significant advertising and sales advancements in the history of Wisconsin broadcasting. His 44-year career has been filled with record-setting sales achievements, leadership in the growth of broadcasting in Wisconsin and beyond, and vital contributions to the betterment of the Wisconsin Broadcasters […]

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  • Larry R. Meiller

    Larry R. Meiller

    Dr. Larry R. Meiller began one of the most remarkable careers in the history of broadcasting in 1967, when he took a summer job at WHA Radio in Madison…and never left. Now, as WHA celebrates 100 years on the air, Meiller marks his 50th year of hosting live, daily programming. […]

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