Scott M. Trentadue

Scott-M.-TrentadueScott M. Trentadue, a champion of local radio, led the growth of the Goetz Group of Radio Networks, beginning in 1980, to provide programming for stations in Fort Atkinson, Marshfield and Reedsburg. The networks included the Goetz Farm Radio Network, the Wisconsin News Actuality Network and the Free Enterprise Radio Network with Tom Butenhoff. Shows such as Daybreak, daily farm market reports and actualities for local newscasts made the programming a hit and more than 225 radio and television stations throughout Wisconsin joined the networks. Trentadue also transitioned Wheeler News Service into the first statewide Internet news service for radio and television, and he created Titletown Report as a twice-daily update on Green Bay Packer news. In addition, he developed the first sports radio network in Wisconsin to cover WIAA high school sports tournaments.

Trentadue’s 36-year broadcasting career took him from news reporter to sales manager to executive leadership positions with Goetz Broadcasting, Marathon Media and Good Karma Broadcasting. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and currently serves on the board of the WBA Foundation.

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