Jack Hackman

hackmanJack Hackman, a radio industry symbol of community service, has had a career in the radio business for more than 40 years -all with Goetz Broadcasting. He started as a control room engineer-producer at WDLB Radio in Marshfield, and served in a wide spectrum of talent and management position for the station until 1970, when be became general manager of WDLB-AM/WLJY-FM. In 1981, he became vice president – chief operating officer of Goetz Broadcasting, overseeing the operation of its 12 radio stations in Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. Many state, local and national organizations have recognized his community service efforts and have bestowed awards accordingly. Under his leadership, the Marshfield stations received a Crystal award, two presidential C-Flag awards, and two all-state WBA awards. He served on the Board of Directors of the WBA and was Chairman of the Board in 1989-90. Under his leadership, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame were created.

Jack Hackman passed away on July 10, 2018.

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