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Mid-West Family’s Howard Gloede inducted into WBA hall, right down road from where he spent entire career

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A standing ovation for Howard Gloede's induction into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 24, 2022, at the Radisson in downtown La Cross. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

Honoring the best of Mid-West Family La Crosse on Thursday night.

Howard Gloede was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame, right down the road from where he spent his entire career.

Many family, friends and colleagues attended the ceremony at the Radisson, downtown.

Gloede spent his entire career at Mid-West Family, starting off as an intern in 1979 and working his way up to president 30 years later. Gloede died of cancer in November of 2019.

He joins Mid-West Family’s Mike Kearns, longtime host of the Lead Balloon Show on WKTY, and MW-F founder Dick Record as WBA hall of famers.


Read more about Howard Gloede’s career at Mid-West Family here


Those in attendance watched a video tribute of Gloede’s career, which can be seen below.

Brandon Hammelman, Gloede’s stepson, accepted the award spoke about the qualities that made Gloede the perfect fit for radio at Mid-West Family and what else he may have excelled in.

Co-workers of Howard Gloede watch a video tribute to their former boss at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association hall of fame induction ceremony Thursday, June 23, 2022. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)
Co-workers of Howard Gloede watch a video tribute to their former boss at the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association hall of fame induction ceremony Thursday, June 23, 2022. (PHOTO: Rick Solem)
Brandon Hemmelman speaks at the hall of fame ceremony on behalf of his stepfather, Howard Gloede, who was inducted Thursday, June 23, 2022, by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (PHOTO: Rick Solem)

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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