17 Jun, 2016

Woodward Radio Group of Appleton and Green Bay was recognized in the June 2016 edition of New North B2B magazine with one of three 2016 Corporate Wellness Awards recognizing healthy employers in northeast Wisconsin. Other recognitions were presented to Cypress Benefit Administrators of Appleton and 4imprint of Oshkosh.


Woodward Radio Group captured the attention of the awards panel for its widespread and effective wellness program communications. The broadcast company with six radio stations across northeast Wisconsin provides subsidized onsite yoga classes, onsite massages and free onsite flu shots for its nearly 70 employees. Woodward offers a variety of creative wellness challenges aimed at providing employees with high-impact boot camps to improve their diet and exercise, including a one-week hydration challenge and a unique twist on a pedometer challenge.


The Corporate Wellness Awards were initiated by B2B in 2006 to encourage a competitive environment among employers in northeast Wisconsin to become known as a healthy place to work. B2B’s Corporate Wellness Awards – sponsored by Network Health of Menasha – honor those local firms who boast a track record of success achieving healthy workforce goals.


To be considered for the 2016 Corporate Wellness Awards, companies were nominated by themselves or by a third party outlining their wellness initiatives and the impact of those initiatives in recent years. A panel of experienced health benefits experts selected winners based on various factors including ability to demonstrate improved health of its workforce and implementation of innovative wellness benefits. To read the article in its entirety, go online to

16 Sep, 2015

Woodward Communications, Inc. (WCI) based in Dubuque, Iowa, acquired the Manchester (Iowa) Press from News Publishing Inc., of Black Earth, Wisconsin on September 16, 2015.


The Manchester Press is now part of WCI’s Community Media Division, joining five other weekly newspapers and five free-distribution papers. WCI owns two nearby weeklies in Iowa: the Dyersville Commercial and Cascade Pioneer.


The Manchester Press will continue to operate from its current location. The paper is published every Wednesday.


Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Publisher and General Manager of the Dyersville Commercial, Cascade Pioneer, and Eastern Iowa Shopping News, will also serve in that role for the Manchester Press. Beth Lutgen, who is currently the sports editor for the Commercial and Pioneer will be promoted to managing editor over the three newspapers, and Sara Millhouse will serve as news editor for the group.


“We are committed to quality community journalism and advertising services, and are looking forward to adding the Manchester Press, which operates in a vibrant community, with our existing products and the adjacent markets we serve,” said Tom Woodward, Chief Executive Officer and President of Woodward Communications, Inc. “We have a long and rich history of being engaged and supportive of the communities we serve and looking forward to doing so in Manchester.”


The Community Media Division is headed by Steve Fisher, who also serves as Publisher of TH Media and General Manager of Woodward Printing Services in Platteville, Wisconsin.