Ben Jakel

Ben Jakel worked for Seehafer Broadcasting for 46 years with 36 in Manitowoc at flagship WOMT. His first ten years spent at Seehafer’s station in St. Peter, Minnesota. He was WOMT ‘s sales manager for 10 years.

Jakel was named general manager of WOMT in 1986 and served as GM until his retirement in 2008.He fostered a family environment for the station and provided care and support for a former station employee who was stricken with a debilitating disease. When he could no longer work, Jakel treated him as if he remained a member of the station family.

In retirement, Jakel continues his legacy of community leadership and service by teaching religious classes, reading for St. Frances of Assisi Catholic Church, being a member of the Optimist Club and active with the Chamber of Commerce and several other community service organizations.

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