Chuck Ramsay - WBAY

Chuck Ramsay

From WBAY's Archives, November 2002:

Chuck Ramsay began his WBAY career in 1960, and what a career it has been! He's been all over the world, bringing back interesting stories we've all enjoyed, and he sat at the anchor desk for 29 straight years.

Chuck was born in Cheboygan, Michigan, and grew up near Detroit wanting to be a Michigan state trooper. He wound up on a different beat. He graduated from the Brown Institute of Radio and TV in 1957. After a brief radio career in Michigan's upper peninsula, he arrived in Green Bay in 1960, doing sports and just about everything else. He left twice to pursue other interests but kept coming back to his friends he knew through the station.

"People have been wonderful to me. That's probably the most enjoyable thing about it, being able to get out there and enjoy the people, and everybody loves to be loved and I'm not any different. The people of Northeast Wisconsin became very good friends to me and I appreciate that."

Chuck quickly realized the power he had as a TV anchorman.

"It's amazing how much power TV has. I never realized how much power it had and it's sort of awesome. It really gave me a lesson that you really have to be careful with the power you have. I've always cherished that thought and tried to be very careful with it."

Chuck grew up with television, and television grew up with him. He had chances to leave a couple of times but stayed because of the people in Northeast Wisconsin.

"That's what I like about Green Bay especially, everybody seems to know everybody. The culture stays here, the Polish-Belgian culture, I love it! It's here and probably will be here forever."

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