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WGVU has a long tradition of reaching out to audiences and a mission to serve the public both on-air and off. WGVU Engage works with our Outreach and Community Engagement programs to connect to the community. From Preview Screenings and Events to stimulating public discussion, WGVU Engage is there.

The Mission of the Engage Committee is to extend the outreach of WGVU through local events and programs in an effort to better serve the community.

WGVU Staff Spotlight
David Madison

DAVID MADISON

David Madison has been with WGVU for 21 years. He has worked in broadcasting all of his career with his first job as a Transmitter Engineer for WPBN in Traverse City. Following that he worked in control room operations for WWMT for ten years and came to WGVU in 1988. His first few years were in control room operations then he was promoted to Maintenance Engineer.
 
David’s main duties are to maintain the WGVU and WGVK television transmitters, the supporting equipment and the satellite teleport, but he can also be found working on most any piece of equipment at the station. David’s accomplishments include a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and a FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License. David notes that televison has changed a great deal since his career began. He says, "We used to have one network source and would run shows off of film and two inch video tape. Now we have several network sources, three program streams and everything runs from a server."
 
Outside of work, David and wife Eileen love to travel and each have many hobbies. Eileen is an avid sewer, quilter and enjoys gardening, while David enjoys woodworking and working on projects around the house.
 
David has three stepchildren, Laura, Carolyn and Patrick.

Other staff spotlights

BARB PLUMB RICK BIERLING JANET MILLS JIM RADEMAKER HARVEY MCKNIGHT KIM BRUMMEL BRADLEY GORDON AMANDA READER DAVID OLIVER JACKIE SIRIANNI STEVE CHAPPELL MICHAEL KLUCYZK KEN KOLBE MARK EPSTEIN CHELSEA DUBEY STEVE SAVASKY BILL BAILEY CAROLINE MACGREGOR KELSEY ROSS JIM VANDER MAAS NICHOLAS DEVRIES BARBARA CHRISTL

Thank you to the following sponsors of WGVU Engage

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Inclusion sponsored by
GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs PNC Bank
 
Health sponsored by
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital  
 
Arts sponsored by
Centennial Securities  
 
Veterans sponsored by
On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina Michigan National Guard
 
Education sponsored by
PNC Bank On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina
 
 
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