Dr. Ruane Hill

hillHis career spanned over 45 years as a radio station manager and communications professor. After his 1948 graduation from Beloit College he managed commercial radio stations in Massachusetts. He moved to academia in 1958 and served on the faculties of Beloit College, Syracuse University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was station manager of the university’s WUWM-FM from 1964-1976, and was the first chair of that school’s Mass Communications Department from 1970-1983. He served on the Boards of Directors of the National Educational Radio and the Broadcast Education Association. He was on the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Board of Directors from 1964-1976, serving as Association Secretary for 10 years. During that time he organized the first WBA College Seminars held at UW-Milwaukee.

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