Works of the people associated with the Brown-Ullstrup Performing Arts Foundation have been recognized as follows...
 

 

May, 2017 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
1st Place, 2016 Best Live On-Site Broadcast Remote


“The New Dean Martin HOLIDAY Show"

Produced by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...
Viki DuMez

Written by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Starring...
Jim McClure, Chris Brookes, Steve Brown, Julie Burton, Rene Bushelle, Siegfried Christoph, Viki DuMez, Alexa Eaves, Todd Eaves, Brett Houdek, John O’Leksy, Susan Lien, Andrew Potter, JaNelle Powers, Larry Rowe, Cameron Spencer, Kathy Zuhlke

Supported by ...
Troy McDonald, Steve Brown, Mike Ullstrup, David Cole (WGTD General Manager), & Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College)

Featuring...
Bill’s Little Big Band
Bill McGee, Mike Hackbert, Jeff Witt, Scott Menefee, Sue Spindler, Dave Beach, John Jones, Larry Rognsvoog, Rebecca Tallian, Roy Miller
 

The Dixie Dudes
Tom O'Brien, Bill McGee, Jeff Witt, Sue Spindler, Dave Beach, Scott Menefee, John Jones, Roy Miller, Larry Rognsvoog

Listen to the show!

May, 2017 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
2nd Place, 2016 Best Original Feature


"The Kane Shadow - A REAR WINDOW Murder"

Produced by..
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Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...
JaNelle Powers

Written by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Starring...

John O’Leksy, Kathy Zuhlke,  Cameron Spencer, Janelle Powers, Siegfried Christoph, Alexa Eaves, Larry Rowe,  Todd Eaves, Steve Dundis

Supported by...
Barb Tylla, Steve Brown, Dave Janzer, Chuck Janzer, Troy McDonald, David Cole (WGTD General Manager), & Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College)

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May, 2016 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
1st Place, 2015 Best Specialty Programming


“The Eleventh Season of the WGTD Radio Theater”

The shows...

A Cartoons-on-the Radio Mash-up, 2015!
Yes!  We’re going there!

A Seat by the Window

The Kane Shadow: A Roaring Murder!

MARS: INSIDE & OUT

Summer’s Over!
“The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet!”
“Our Miss Brooks!”
“The Great Gildersleeve!”

Detectives Times Two!
"Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar"
"Nora Charles, Private Detective"

Sorry, Wrong Number & Three Skeleton Key

Lost and Found for the Holidays!  with “Yulenet”

Produced by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...
Viki DuMez and Barb Tylla

Written and Adapted by...
Steve Brown, Mike Ullstrup, and Barb Tylla
(Borrowng from Stan Freburg)

Starring...
Ben Abrahamson, Addison Adams, Mia Becker, Chris Brookes, Steve Brown, Julie Burton, Rene Bushelle, Alex Campea, Siegfried Christoph, Arthur Dexter, Viki DuMez, Alexa Eaves, Todd Eaves, Ryan Farrell, Susan Feehrer, Brett Houdek, Jill Jensen, Susan Lien, Jim Maddy the Border Collie, McClure, Teresa Meyers, John O'Leksy, Andrew Potter, Janelle Powers, Larry Rowe, Cameron Spencer, Barb Tylla, Terri Tylla, Kathy Zuhlke

Supported by...
Barb Tylla, Steve Brown, Mike Ullstrup, Pete Tillema, Dave Janzer, Chuck Janzer, Troy McDonald, David Cole (WGTD General Manager), & Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College)

May, 2016 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
3rd Place, 2015 Best Significant Community Impact


"A Seat by the Window"

Produced by..
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Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...
Barb Tylla

Written by...
Barb Tylla

Starring...

Terry Meyers, Todd Eaves, Arthur Dexter, John O’Leksy, Addison Adams, Brett Houdek, Terri Tylla, Mia Becker, Steve Brown

Supported by...
Barb Tylla, Steve Brown, Pete Tillema, Mike Ullstrup, David Cole, (WGTD General Manager), Dr. Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College

May, 2012
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
First Place, 2011 Best Original Feature

“The Seventh Season of the Live WGTD Radio Theater”

The shows...

It's Our-50th-Show Variety Show!

And on the Eighth Day: Bryan vs. Darrow

The Carol Burnett Show & the Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen Show

4th Annual Cartoons on the Radio...Cartoon Families!
"The Jetsons"
"The Flintstones"

The Adventures of Charlotte Holmes:
"The Mystery of Sherlock's Death"

The Enigma Covenant

The Kane Shadow:
"The 'Gas' Derler Murder Mystery"

Lost and Found for the Holidays!

Produced by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup

Directed by...
Terry Lawler, Don Jensen (with Andrew Potter)

Written and Adapted by...
Steve Brown, Mike Ullstrup, with Don Jensen and Larry LaFontsee

Starring...
Steve Brown, Julie Burton, Siegfried Christoph, Viki DuMez, Todd Eaves, Ryan Farrell, Bill, Isley, Mary Isley,  Don Jensen, Jill Jensen, Larry LaFontsee, Bailey Laird, Terry Lawler, Brianna Lien, Susan Lien, Jane Meyers, Teresa Meyers, Krista Oezer, John O'Leksy, Andrew Potter, Tom Powers, Mitchell Proctor, Carolyn Recker, Baz Spencer, Cameron Spencer, Gary Stamm, Rene Thomas Bushelle, Naomi Waisman-Zabler, Evan Zuhlke, Kathy Zuhlke

Featuring...
Mayor Keith Bosman of Kenosha, Wisconsin
The Riverport Chorus
The Maud Powell String Quartet:
Patrick Connolly, Jonathan Lee, Bobby Pirtle, Christopher Mendez

Supported by...
Barb Tylla, Steve Brown, Andrew Potter, Terry Steele, Bob Neumann, Pete Tillema, Nick Potter, Linda Valentine (historical consultant), David Cole (WGTD General Manager), & Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College)

May, 2012
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award
First Place, 2011 Best Use of Audio (Non-News)
 
“The Live WGTD Radio Theater’s 50th Show Broadcast”

Produced by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup with Don Jensen

Directed by...
Don Jensen

Written by...
Steve Brown & Mike Ullstrup with Don Jensen

Starring...
Mary Isley, Kathy Zuhlke, Gary Stamm, Carolyn Recker, Don Wilson, Cameron Spencer, John Oleksy,  Ryan Farrell, Viki DuMez,  Bill Isley, Thom Powers, Siegfried Christoph, Julie Burton, Andrew Potter, Mayor Keith Bosman

Featuring...
The Maud Powell String Quartet
Patrick Connolly, Jonathan Lee, Bobby Pirtle, Christopher Mendez

Supported by...
Steve Brown, Andrew Potter, Terry Steele, David Cole (WGTD General Manager), Dr. Bryan Albrecht (President, Gateway Technical College)

October, 2011 A Thank-You from the Towne Square Bar in Trevor, Wisconsin

Site of the gangland killing in 1930 once again owned by the Derler family
June, 2010  State Bar of Wisconsin "Golden Gavel" Award
Excerpt from press release of the State Bar of Wisconsin, 6/8/2010…

State Bar of Wisconsin: Exceptional journalism that strengthens the public’s understanding of the justice system is recognized by State Bar

Reporters, producers, photojournalists and other professionals from Wisconsin news organizations will receive 2009 Golden Gavel Awards and Certificates of Commendation that recognize the important contributions they made last year to the publics’ understanding of our justice system.

"From Tinker to Starr to Bong Hits for Jesus" by WGTD Public Radio: Dr. Steven Brown, Executive Producer, Host and Writer of WGTD’s "Education Matters" program, and Dr. Howard Bultinck, Co-Host, will receive a Golden Gavel Award for a program that explores a series of court decisions impacting the rights of students to express themselves.

Golden Gavel Awards and Certificates of Commendation provide statewide recognition of photography, published articles, radio and television broadcasts, and websites that relate to the work of the bench, bar, law enforcement agencies, corrections institutions, or to the law itself. Only materials first published, broadcast, posted or otherwise publicly disseminated between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2009 were eligible for the 2009 awards. 

The State Bar of Wisconsin is the mandatory professional association, created by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, for attorneys who hold a Wisconsin law license.  With more than 20,000 members, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, provides continuing legal education for its members to help them maintain their expertise, and assists Wisconsin lawyers in carrying out community service initiatives to educate the public about the legal system and the value of lawyers.  For more information, visit www.wisbar.org 

Read the entire letter here...
 

June, 2009

Phi Delta Kappan - The Journal for Education
An article by Steven M. Brown and Northeastern Illinois University colleague Howard J. Bultinck, "From Black Armbands to Bong Hits for Jesus: The 40th Anniversary of Tinker," was accepted and published as the cover story of this prestigious monthly educational research, service, and leadership magazine. The article summarized a recent interview with John Tinker and Kenneth Starr by Brown and Bultinck on WGTD Public Radio in Kenosha, Wisconsin where these gentlemen "share[d] their divergent views about limitations on the freedom of speech in schools."

January, 2009 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award Nominations
"The New Rocky and Bullwinkle Show"
"The New Ozzie and Harriet: Ozzie Runs for Office"
"Andy Hardy's White Christmas"

 
May, 2008 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Meritorious Award
"It Could Have Been a Wonderful Life"
 
January, 2007 State Bar of Wisconsin "Golden Gavel" Award
"Judged to be an outstanding contribution to the public understanding of our system of law and justice"
"And on the Eighth Day: Bryan v. Darrow"
 

January, 2006 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Award for Excellence
2005 Best Special Interest Programming

"And on the Eighth Day: Bryan v. Darrow"