2015 - 2016 LEGISLATURE
June 22, 2015 - Introduced by Representatives Kolste, Jorgensen, Spreitzer,
Loudenbeck, Spiros, Hesselbein, Murtha, Subeck, Ohnstad, C. Taylor,
Sinicki and Wachs, cosponsored by Senators Ringhand, Nass, Erpenbach and
Lassa. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR47,1,2 1Relating to: honoring Radio Station WCLO AM-1230 on its 85th birthday on
2August 1, 2015.
AJR47,1,43 Whereas, Radio Station WCLO AM-1230 signed on the air to serve Janesville,
4Wisconsin, and the surrounding area on August 1, 1930; and
AJR47,1,75 Whereas, WCLO has served continuously and with distinction during good and
6bad times, bringing the local, state, and national news, athletic events,
7entertainment, and commentary to its audience for 85 years; and
AJR47,1,108 Whereas, WCLO has been owned by the Bliss Family, owners of the Janesville
9Gazette and Bliss Communications for its entire history in the community of
10Janesville; and
AJR47,1,1411 Whereas, in service to Janesville and the surrounding area, WCLO donates
12hundreds of hours of airtime each year to the promotion of charity, nonprofit, and
13community programs that help form a sense of community and improve the lives of
14listeners; and
1Whereas, WCLO broadcasts more than 50 hours a week of locally produced and
2originated news, talk, and sports programming; and
AJR47,2,53 Whereas, in its 85th year, WCLO has been designated "Station of the Year''
4during the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association's Awards of Excellence event in the
5medium market category; now, therefore, be it
AJR47,2,10 6Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the members of the
7Wisconsin legislature congratulate WCLO AM-1230 on its long and valuable service
8to its listeners, on its designation as "Station of the Year,'' and on its 85th birthday
9and wish the station a long and successful future of entertaining and informing the
10people of Janesville and the surrounding area; and, be it further
AJR47,2,12 11Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall provide a copy of this joint
12resolution to Mike O'Brien, general manager at WCLO AM-1230.
AJR47,2,1313 (End)