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Midwest Communications Appoints Peter Tanz as President


Peter Tanz
Peter Tanz

Duke Wright's Midwest Communications appoints 37-year company veteran Peter Tanz to succeed late company Founder Duke Wright as President. He joined Midwest in the sales department of WIXX/Green Bay in 1985. Just over 2 years later Tanz was elevated to his first General Manager's position for WRIG and WDEZ in Wausau, WI. From Wausau, he lead Midwest stations in Nebraska, Michigan, North and South Dakota before returning to Green Bay in 2016 as Senior Vice President and Market Manager.

Board Chair and Duke's partner of 50 years, Pegge Wright said, "Peter has worked with and learned the business of broadcasting from Duke for over 35 years. He is well respected throughout our company and is the best choice to lead Midwest to future success the way Duke wanted."

Vice President of Programming Jeff McCarthy added, "Peter and I joined Duke Wright at the same time and have been his students for nearly four decades. Peter has the clear vision to successfully lead our company and continue Duke Wright's mission of providing high quality entertainment while masterfully serving the local market."

Chief Sales Officer Jeff Wright said, "I am so proud of Peter as our new President. He clearly is the most qualified for this position and the future of Duke Wright's Midwest Communications is in confident hands. It goes to show you that you don't need the "Wright" last name to be part of the family as we have always considered Peter as one of the family."

Tanz currently serves on the NAB's Small & Medium Market Radio committee, board member of the South Dakota Broadcasters Association and past chair of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

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