Director of Radio Services
Office: A/C S413A
BBA University of Wisconsin-Madison
Randall Davidson is the Director of Radio Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Prior to joining UWO he spent eighteen years with Wisconsin Public Radio in Madison, where he was a news producer and the network's afternoon newscaster. He also was the network's chief announcer, training new announcers and filling in on music programs where needed, most often on Simply Folk , the network's weekly folk music program. In addition to his on air work, Randall also served as the unofficial historian of WPR, answering listener questions about the early years and keeping track of historical artifacts and collections relating to the network's history. His book on the topic, "9XM Talking: WHA Radio and the Wisconsin Idea" was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2006 and honored by the Wisconsin Historical Society as the best book on local history published that year.
Davidson began his radio career at UW Oshkosh's station WRST-FM. While in college, he worked as a disk jockey at Appleton commercial station WHBY-AM and while in graduate school in Madison, he reported for United Press International. He is a native of Neenah, Wis.