WBA Hall of Fame Gets Five New Members

Five more Wisconsin broadcasters will be officially inducted to the WBA Hall of Fame at a ceremony today at the WBA Summer Conference at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells. They are Don Carmichael, long-time President and General Manager of WBAY-TV, known for his commitment to local news coverage and community involvement. Don is a former WBA Chairman. The late Dr. Charles Culver, who was chairman of the Physics Department at Beloit College. Culver was the state’s first broadcast pioneer, holding the first radio license ever issued in Wisconsin. Sandy Shockley, co-founder of Shockley Communications, is also being inducted today. Known widely not only for her leadership in the Shockley broadcast properties, she is a tireless community involvement leader and has served in an executive capacity on a number of civic and educational organizations. Mike Sullivan, long-time voice of Eau Claire sports, has called more than 36-hundred sports events during his play-by-play career and mentored scores of young broadcasters in news and sports coverage. Mike was the moving force in making WBIZ-AM the state’s first all-sports radio station. Also to be inducted is Tom Walker, a third-generation WBA Hall of Fame member. Tom’s grandfather, William E. Walker, who founded the MidWest Family Broadcast Group which Tom now leads, and his dad, William R. Walker, are also members of the WBA Hall of Fame. Tom is also a former WBA Chairman.


Posted by Tim Morrissey