Renovated TV Studio Named in Honor of ’75 Alumnus Harvey Arnold

Through generous recognition by Sinclair Broadcast Group, UW-Green Bay’s remodeled TV Studio has been named Arnold Broadcast Studio in honor of Harvey Arnold ’75. The slightly reconfigured space features new lighting, staging and sets, new equipment and a level of visibility not available in its previous configuration.

With the naming, Sinclair sought to recognize Arnold’s career accomplishments as a UW-Green Bay alum and career-oriented leader for Sinclair Broadcast Group, and to inspire the next generation of emerging leaders in media and broadcasting. Arnold currently serves as Vice President of Engineering for Sinclair.

Harvey Arnold, Del Parks, Julia Arnold
Harvey Arnold is congratulated by Del Parks, president of technology for Sinclair Broadcast Group, during a recognition event in the new media spaces at UW-Green Bay in September 2022.

The honor for Arnold is one of several individuals as well as organizations recognized for their support of programming in the new $5.7 million Technology, Engineering, Arts and Media (TEAM) Laboratories — formerly Information Sciences (IS). The 13,300-square-foot space houses student-run media and entertainment facilities, as well as engineering and physics labs. Complete in fall 2022, the spaces will be in full use for the Spring 2023 semester.

“One of the great pleasures of this renovation process has been getting to know Harvey Arnold, who has been an invaluable source of information, advice, and UW-Green Bay history,” said Chuck Rybak, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “I have learned so much from Harvey about the space we are now standing in that I never knew before.”

Arnold, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was drawn to UW-Green Bay for its environmental (Eco U) values, and friendly atmosphere. During his undergraduate experience, Arnold met and eventually married Julia (Terry), ’76, now a research scientist at the National Cancer Institute. Harvey attributes UW-Green Bay for helping him understand and appreciate the complexity and fragileness of the environment and the importance of communication. Both Harvey and Julia credit UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary focused education for a foundation and passion in their careers.

Jay Zollar
Jay Zollar, general manager of WLUK Fox 11 (Green Bay) speaks about Harvey Arnold’s accomplishments in broadcast television during a recognition event in the new media spaces at UW-Green Bay in September 2022.

Arnold was instrumental in launching WGBW-FM, student-run FM radio station on campus. He was strongly influenced by the late Gary Mach, an instructor who also consulted with local TV broadcast stations. As a tribute to his mentor, Arnold has helped to establish the Gary Mach Excellence in Media Fund, which seeks to continue Gary’s legacy on the campuses of UW-Green Bay by supporting facilities, creating opportunities, and offering financial support for students who aspire to professional careers in media.

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