Tom Shanahan

shanahanShanahan was a Wisconsin broadcasting pioneer whose career began in 1941 at the age of 16 at Milwaukee’s WEMP-AM. Later, he hosted the “Club 60” deejay show and then did play-by-play alongside Earl Gillespie for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers until the Milwaukee Braves arrived in 1953. With the Braves arrival, Shanahan assembled the first Braves broadcast network and continued his baseball on air activities, hosting the pre-game show, “Dugout Doings.” He served WEMP for 35 years as a DJ, Promotions Manager and Program Director. Shanahan moved into sales at WRIT-AM and WITI-TV, both in Milwaukee for the next 8 years. From 1984 to 1994 he was Sales Manager, first for WCUB-AM, Manitowoc and then WHBL/WTKF in Sheboygan. He became Station Manager at WTKM AM/FM, Hartford in 1994, where he also continued to host his “Club 60” show weekday mornings, making it one of Wisconsin longest running radio programs.

Tom Shanahan passed away on March 10, 2014.


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