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Broadcast executive

Sprague Vonier was American broadcast executive.

Background

Vonier, Sprague was born on February 28, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of Chester William and Esther Elizabeth (Bril) Vonier.

Education

Student, U Wisconsin, Madison, 1930—1940. Bachelor, University Hawaii, 1946. Postgraduate, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1964—1967.

Career

Copy editor, Milwaukee Sentinel, 1946-1947;press secretary to mayor, City of Milwaukee, 1947-1948;promotion manager, Journal Broadcasting, Milwaukee, 1948-1950;producer- director, Station WTMJ-television, Milwaukee, 1950-1955;chief producer, Station WTMJ-television, Milwaukee, 1956-1958;program manager, Station WTMJ-television, Milwaukee, 1958-1962;manager, Station WTMJ-television, Milwaukee, 1963-1977;vice president development, Midwestern Relay, Milwaukee, Chicago, 1977-1983;vice president electronic information services, Teltron, Inc., Milwaukee, 1983-1987. Consultant electronic media, Milwaukee, 1987-1992. Adjunct lecturer mass communications, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1962-1993.

Membership

Board of directors LaBelle Industries, Inc., Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1959-1992. Founder, director Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee, 1959-1980. Board directors Bookfellows-Friends of Milwaukee Public Library., 1968-1989, Station WVWM-FM, 1975-1990.

Member task force for Wisconsin Ice Age Trail, 1996. Captain Army of the United States, 1941-1945. Member Society Professional Journalists, Milwaukee Press Club, Milwaukee Ad Club (president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: farming.

Connections

Married Mary-Jo Maurina, August 2, 1947 (deceased July 1994). Children: Thomas, Victoria, Jeanna.

father:
Chester William Vonier

mother:
Esther Elizabeth (Bril) Vonier

spouse:
Mary-Jo Maurina

child:
Thomas Vonier

child:
Victoria Vonier

child:
Jeanna Vonier