C-SPAN's chairman and CEO can trace his broadcasting beginnings to the Radio-TV program at Jefferson High School. Brian was the founding president of the school's Broncho Broadcasters Club, an organization that is still in existence today. Brian worked as a DJ on the school's carrier current station that had a broadcast range of just outside the building. He worked at lndiana radio and TV stations while attending high school and college. He was even host of the locally popular "Dance Date" television program. Brian graduated from Purdue University and joined the Navy. He later worked as a freelance reporter for UPI Audio, a Senate press secretary, and a White House telecommunications policy staffer. Brian organized C-SPAN as a not-for-profit company, and built one of Washington D.C.'s first satellite uplinks in March of 1979, just in time to deliver the first televised session of the U.S. House of Representatives to 3.5 million cable households. Now, more than 71 million households can tune in C-SPAN's flagship television network. Brian was the guest of honor for WJEF's 25th anniversary celebration held on February 7, 1997. He lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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