Leonard Charles

Leonard-CharlesLeonard Charles is one of the greatest contributors to the advancement of local, state and national broadcast engineering. During his remarkable career, Charles helped lead the television industry through rapid changes in technology and his contributions have made the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association a national leader in broadcast engineering. He serves on policy-setting national committees that will continue to shape the industry for years to come.

Charles began his career in 1974, working for a variety of midwestern radio stations before joining Madison-based Morgan Murphy Media in 1988. Today he serves as director of engineering of the company’s Midwest Division, overseeing technical operations in television, radio and multimedia throughout the upper Midwest. Charles serves on the Technology Committee and the Next Generation Broadcast Platform Committee at the National Association of Broadcasters. He leads the award-winning WBA Broadcasters Clinic and is a member of the Wisconsin Emergency Communications Committee. Among his many honors, he has twice been named Engineer of the Year by the national Society of Broadcast Engineers and was the 2013 recipient of the NAB Achievement in Engineering Award.

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