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Richard Duane Johnson

Richard Duane Johnson, American broadcast executive. Recipient Illinois Broadcasters Editorial award United Press International, 1987, Best Editorial award Associated Press, 1988, 89, Silver Dome Award Illinois Broadcasting Association, 1988.

Background

  • Johnson, Richard Duane was born on January 31, 1935 in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. Son of Carl O. and Irene K. (Knight) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Illinois State University, 1957.

    Career

    • Senior accountant Steak N Shake Inc., Bloomington, 1955-1968. President McKnight Public Company, 1968-1984. President, treasurer Twin Cities Broadcasting Corporation, since 1984.

      Treasurer Bloomington Broadcasting Company. Board directors 1st State Bank Bloomington, Mennonite College Nursing, Bloomington, Radio Chattanooga, Inc., Tri-Cities Radio Inc., Michigan Media Inc., Radio South Carolina Inc.

    Membership

    Board directors, secretary Adlai Stevenson Lecture Series, Bloomington, since 1985. Board directors McLean County Community Compact Council, 1990. Member Illinois State University Foundation (treasurer 1981%), Illinois Council Economic Education (board directors 1980-1983), McLean Chamber of Commerce (vice president, board directors 1978-1989), Rotary (board directors, president since 1985).

    Personality

    Interests

    Golf, pilot, fishing, stained glass.

    Connections

    • Married Julia A. Bellamy, February 5, 1956. Children: Laura A., Kathi L., Michael D., Matthew S.
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    Born January 31, 1935
    • 1957
      Illinois State University
    • 1955 - 1968
      Senior, accountant Steak N Shake Incorporated
      Bloomington, Illinois, United States
    • 1968 - 1984
      president, McKnight Public Company
    • 1984
      president, Twin Cities Broadcasting Corporation
    • 1984
      treasurer, Twin Cities Broadcasting Corporation