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2019 Senate Joint Resolution 56
Relating to: honoring the life and service of Glen Moberg.
Whereas, Glen Moberg began his Wisconsin broadcasting career in Wausau in 1994 before joining Wisconsin Public Radio as a reporter and show host in 2003; and
Whereas, Glen used his position to bring Central Wisconsin together over a shared interest in politics, policy, culture, our environment, and stories of the human spirit; and
Whereas, Glen created and hosted the popular program “Route 51,” which offered a platform for a diverse set of guests to share their views and experiences while actively engaging the public; and
Whereas, Glen has played an important role as a political moderator in the state, hosting live debates with candidates for local and state offices and managing congressional debates in Wausau; and
Whereas, he also served the needs of his community by participating in and volunteering for many organizations, including the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, the Marathon County Literacy Council, the Center for the Visual Arts, the Rotary Club of Wausau, the Wausau Conservatory of Music, The Women's Community, the YWCA, the Sid Kyler River Valley Jazz Festival, the Blues in the Schools program, Jam for Johnny, and many more; and
Whereas, over the course of his career, Glen has earned more than 40 awards and recognitions for his work from organizations such as the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Associated Press Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Press Club, and the Asian American Journalists Association; and
Whereas, most recently, he was awarded the Local Broadcast Legends Award by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association; and
Whereas, through his tireless work over 15 years at Wisconsin Public Radio and nearly 50 years in the broadcasting industry, Glen has become a uniting figure and welcoming voice for the people of his community, serving as a role model to all those in journalism who seek to uphold the values of truth, fairness, and accuracy; and
Whereas, Glen's superlative career will be held up as an example of how to use one's talents for the benefit of all, and his unique and comforting voice will continue to be cherished by all in Central Wisconsin; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the senate, the assembly concurring, That the members of the Wisconsin Legislature salute the life and service of Glen Moberg.