Don Seehafer

seehaferIn 1952, while still in high school, he began his broadcasting career as a sports announcer in his hometown of Marshfield, Wisconsin at WDLB radio. He also served stints at WPFP radio in Park Falls and WIGM radio in Medford. He purchased his first radio station KRBI, St. Peter, Minnesota in 1960 and in 1970 purchased WOMT, Manitowoc and soon after added WQTC-FM and then expanded to Wausau, purchasing WXCO-AM in 1973 and building WYCO-FM in 1985. Over the years he has also owned radio station in Beloit and Janesville, Wisconsin, Rochester, Minnesota and Winter Haven, Florida. He served on the WBA Board of Directors for 12 years and in 1991 was Chairman of the Board of the Association. He also represented Wisconsin and Iowa on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters for 4 years.

Don Seehafer passed away on January 21, 2020.


  1. William Warren (Bill) Gamble

    I have always considered it an Honor for Me to know and appreciate Don Seehafer who helped keep Manitowoc and Wisconsin on The Map with Especially WOMT Radio and Others. Every Time I visit my Relatives’ Gravesites In Evergreen Cemetery, I always look for Mr. Francis M. Kadow ‘s Gravestone and think of November 8th, 1926 when he initially broadcasted from above The World’s Only Mikado Theater !

  2. Barbara Sitkiewitz

    Congratulations Don. This is an honor that is well deserved.

  3. Congratulations!!! Don.

  4. Mary Kaufmann

    Here’s to you Mr. Don Seehafer! You are the best and the most dedicated radio person that I know. Thanks for making WOMT all that it can be.

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