Don Wirth

wirthDon Wirth was an active broadcaster for 41 years, launching his career as an announcer while still in high school at Sheboygan’s WHBL-AM. His early career was spent as an announcer at a number of Wisconsin stations including WOMT-AM, Manitowoc, WIBU-AM, Beaver Dam, WIBA-AM, Madison, WTMJ-AM/FM, Milwaukee, and WMAM-AM, Marinette. He was Managing Director of the Wisconsin Network from 1945-47 and then began a 27-year stint, 1947-74 as Vice President, General Manager and part owner of WNAM-AM/FM, Neenah-Menasha. During this time, he also was a pioneer in UHF-TV management, helping to establish and then operate WNAM-TV in Neenah-Menasha. He served as a member and Chairman of the Wisconsin Industry Advisory Committee for the Federal Communications Commission and was President of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 1961-62.

Don Wirth passed away on April 9, 1995.


  1. Terrie Wirth Barton

    This wonderful man was my Dad and I am so very proud of him…..

  2. Todd Wirth

    In our household, he was referred to as Dadio of the Radio.

  3. Mary Wirth Boyce

    What a nice tribute to my Dad! Thank you for honoring him. Dad never had an unkind word about anyone. He was a wonderful husband and father. A true gentleman.

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