“Next time you’re rockin’ along to a great tune on the radio, think of Terry Stevenson.
The 33-year-old sales manager of Seehafer Broadcasting, headquartered in Manitowoc, has spent 19 of those years riding the airwaves.
Radio is the bedrock of his family’s history – his grandfather bought a station in the 1930s, broadcasting classics like Jack Benny, Red Skelton and Abbott and Costello. Subsequent generations grew the business; Stevenson’s turn came when he was 14.
He started by pushing buttons.
“I was a radio board operator,” he said. “I wasn’t given anything except an opportunity.”
And take it he did, sweeping obstacles aside with diligence and hard work. He graduated high school on a Friday and the following Monday started working as an advertising consultant. As Seehafer Broadcasting expanded its reach, Stevenson’s role followed suit.”