Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives
The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) partnered with Iraq veteran and WI Department of Veteran Affairs employee Dan Buttery on "Operation Welcome Home." Buttery has spent six years raising money for a Fisher House in Milwaukee. Fisher House offers free lodging for military families while a loved one receives medical treatment. Broadcaters’ support for his efforts include:
• iHeartRadio provides regular access to on-air talent, live interviews and event promotion.
•E.W. Scripps’ WTMJ-AM Milwaukee. Wis. Emmy-winning reporter John Mercure embedded with Buttery’s unit during an Iraq deployment and has supported Fisher House.
• Tribune Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate WITI-TV Milwaukee Morning News anchor and Wisconsin National Guard member Chip Brewster has covered his story.
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