Jack Gennaro

gennaroJack Gennaro’s broadcast career stretched over 37 years beginning with television sales positions in Rockford, Illinois and Green Bay. He served as Vice President and General Manager of WFRV-TV from 1959-1961 and then switched to radio management taking over the general manager’s reins at WOBT radio, Rhinelander from 1961 to 1964. He capped his management career with 25 years as General Manager at WFHR/WWRW, Wisconsin Rapids from 1964 to 1989. During that time, he also served as General Manager and Secretary of The Wisconsin Network, a sports network for University of Wisconsin football and basketball. His industry service included two stints on the WBA Board of Directors, founding member and Chairman of the Wisconsin Broadcast News Council and founding member and Secretary of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council. He was President of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association in 1982 and served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of FM Broadcasters from 1971-74 and on the Board of Directors of the National Radio Broadcasters Association from 1974-1983.

Jack Gennaro passed away on March 4, 2010.

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  1. Gordon Malick

    Jack hitred me to gather Stevens Point news for broadcast by Bob Daniels, the top sports announcer, from a branch studio in Point. That start led me to career in radio and television law in Washington DC and service as a federal administrative law judge. Ernie Strope would bail me out when I messed up the feed from Point to Rapids. Bob would provide the beer and laughs. I recall Jack’s wife offered a jumpsuit for sale on the “Trading Post.” We laughed about that item for months, reinserting it in the For Sale items over and over.

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