Jeff Wagner

Jeff Wagner has spent his career serving his local radio audience and helping hundreds of aspiring broadcasters to further their own careers serving the public.

Wagner started his career in radio in 1975 and has been committed to small town rural Wisconsin radio ever since. He got started in radio with high school play-by-play in Antigo which he continued for 13 seasons.

In 1979 he was hired as a sales representative for WRLO-FM and WATK-AM in Antigo and in 1988 he became managing partner of Ad Mark Communications, which owned the Antigo stations. In 1997 he became regional manager of Marathon Media Radio Group which owned stations in Antigo, Rhinelander, and Minocqua. In 2001, Wagner became manager of Badger Communications, a five station group in Marinette/Menominee, Michigan before going in 2002 to Eagle River where he was manager of WRJO-FM and WERL-AM.

In 2005, Wagner was named regional sales manager for Heartland Communications stations in Eagle River, Park Falls, Ashland, Houghton, and Iron River.

At age 70, Wagner is currently general manager of Coyote and Northwoods Sports Radio Rhinelander and general sales representative for Results Broadcasting stations in Antigo, Shawano, and Iron Mountain.

“Jeff was about doing what is best for the client and doing what is best for the communities served by the radio stations he’s working for,” said Bruce Grassman, President of Results Broadcasting. “Jeff is always willing to help even his competitors at other stations.”

Wagner trained hundreds of broadcasters, many who have gone on to successful careers.

Throughout his career he’s been involved in coaching little league baseball and hockey, volunteering, serving Rotary Clubs in numerous communities, and serving on the Antigo Chamber of Commerce Board.  He was elected to the Antigo School Board and served for 12 years and he served on the Langlade Memorial Hospital Foundation Board for 15 years.

Wagner has always wanted to do what’s best for the communities he’s serving.

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