WISC continues 25 years of commitment to community with editorials

WISC continues 25 years of commitment to community with editorials

Twenty-five years ago today, WISC offered its first editorial. It was a statement of corporate and journalistic responsibility and it was a leap of faith.

In 1992, hundreds of local television stations aired editorials. That number today is in the dozens. But news director Tom Bier, general manager David Sanks, and most importantly owner Elizabeth Murphy Burns considered editorials part of a local, family-owned broadcast company’s responsibility to the communities we serve.

That family and management commitment continues today. The issues important to you are important to us. Editorials and editorial replies are the community forum, the town square, the place where we come together to talk and share opinions.

More than 1 million words, roughly 6,500 editorials later, we believe we’ve made a difference.

We do what only local media can do: challenge and question, criticize and praise, provoke and soothe, and support and celebrate our communities and our citizens. It’s been a fascinating quarter-century. Thanks for watching and listening.