Jack Lee

leeHe began his over 50 year radio career as a child performer on CBS’ “The Lone Ranger”. He continued radio performing in high school and college and was Program Manager for campus radio stations at Wayne State University and Albion College. His Milwaukee radio career spanned 25 years where he began as morning disk jockey on WOKY-AM and later as Program Director for WTMJ-AM/WKTI-FM. He became General Manager of WEMP-AM/WNUW-FM in 1976. At WEMP, he was one of the first to adopt an ‘oldies hits’ format. He coined the nationally recognized marketing term “The Mix” when he reprogrammed WNUW as one of the nation’s first Adult Contemporary FM stations under the call letters WMYX. He was a member of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Board of Directors from 1985-88. Following his 1988 station management retirement, he headed the Milwaukee Area Radio Stations (MARS) radio marketing association for over 10 years.

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  1. Jack Lee

    Loved being included in the public TV show with legend Tom Shanahan.

  2. Catherine Catalane- Bury

    I will always thank Jack Lee for giving me my first radio job in 1976. I even remember my interview with him. He asked me if I couldn’t be in radio, what would I rather be doing? I believe I said I’d like to be “an olympic athlete” which surely would NEVER would have happened! LOL. But it was really Jack (along with Doug Kiel) at WEMP Radio in Milwaukee who opened the door for me to enjoy an exciting radio career. Forty-four years later I still get to do what I love doing best. Jack, working alongside one of the best broadcasters in the business, YOU inspired me and I truly owe my radio days (and years) to YOU! Thanks for the memories. Eternally grateful, Catherine

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