Good Karma Brands
|Founded||August 20, 1997|
|Headquarters||Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA|
Good Karma Brands (GKB) is a sports marketing, event planning, retail, and radio broadcasting company based in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Originally known as Good Karma Broadcasting LLC, the company owns and operates radio stations in the states of Wisconsin, Ohio, and Florida, as well has having branched out in recent years into other business ventures.
The company was established in August 1997, and GKB would make its first acquisition of radio stations in December of that year with the purchase of stations in its home base of Beaver Dam (WBEV and WXRO) as well as in Columbus, Wisconsin (WTLX).
As time passed, GKB would also eventually purchase stations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Cleveland, Ohio; and West Palm Beach, Florida, with the majority of these stations having a sports radio format with an ESPN Radio affiliation.
In 2011, GKB branched out into event planning by purchasing several high-end apartment buildings near Lambeau Field (home of the Green Bay Packers), naming the buildings the "Tundra Trio". GKB rents out the buildings to clients and other customers for parties and events.
In October 2013, ESPN announced the creation of the Boca Raton Bowl college football game, to be played each year in Boca Raton, Florida at the home Stadium of Florida Atlantic University (FAU). GKB stations WEFL and WUUB (branded as ESPN West Palm) serve as the promotional and marketing partners for the yearly postseason game.
In January 2014, to reflect the company's brand extension, GKB officially changed its name from Good Karma Broadcasting to its current name of Good Karma Brands.
List of Radio Stations
West Palm Beach
(co-branded as ESPN West Palm)
(co-branded as ESPN Cleveland)
(co-branded as ESPN Madison)1
(co-branded as ESPN Milwaukee)1
1 - GKB also brands its Madison and Milwaukee stations collectively under the umbrella brand ESPN Wisconsin
- Four-time winner - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top 100 Workplace Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- 2015 winner - Cleveland Plain Dealer Top Workplace Award
- About GKB - Good Karma Brands.com
- GKB leadership - Good Karma Brands.com
- GKB's roots - Milwuakee Journal Sentinel
- ESPN on GKB - Good Karma Brands.com
- WKNR becomes Browns AM flagship - All Access.com
- The Home Market - Good Karma Brands.com
- Tundra Trio - Good Karma Brands.com
- GKB Wireless - Good Karma Brands.com
- GKB partners in Boca Raton Bowl - ESPN West Palm.com
- GKB buys stake in Bucks - Fox 6 Now.com
- ESPN West Palm.com
- ESPN Cleveland.com
- ESPN Madison
- ESPN Milwaukee
- GKB awards - Good Karma Brands.com