Legendary Broadcaster, Community Organizer John Moser Laid To Rest

(Beaver Dam) John Moser was laid to rest Friday at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. Moser passed away on January 14, two weeks after he retired from a radio career that covered six decades. He started on WBEV in 1973 spending the majority of that time alongside Uncle Bill McCollum on the morning show.

“He always had my back,” McCollum said at Moser’s memorial service at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, “When it came to giving praise to John, he always deflected it, he always gave the praise to someone else; John had a huge heart.”

Good Karma Brands Founder and CEO Craig Karmazin met Moser when he purchased WBEV in 1997.

“Was John an on-air guy, was he a sales guy, was he a manager,” Karmazin asked, “John ultimately was a community organizer, that’s what he loved the best, he loved bringing people together.”

Moser’s obituary touches upon some of the volunteer work he did in the community:

“John began his community involvement in the mid ‘90’s, serving on the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce board of directors, graduated from the Chamber’s first Leadership Training Program, “Leaderquest” and served as Chairman of Beaver Dam Chamber in 2000. He held a number of leadership roles in a variety of community organizations, including President of the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Foundation, and President of the Beaver Dam Lake Development Corporation. He was a board member of Church Health Services and a member of the Beaver Dam Lake Improvement Associations Lake Management Committee. John was also a long time member of the Beaver Dam Rotary Club and looked forward to “Flipping Burgers” in the Rotary booth at the county fair. He was also asked to MC many community events and fund raisers. John was named the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year.”

He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Chelsea Henkel and step daughter Shannon Neu. John Moser was 72.

 

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