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J. Michael Collins

J. Michael Collins was American public broadcasting executive.

Background

  • Collins, J. Michael was born on February 17, 1935 in Buffalo. Son of John Lloyd and Celestine (Buhrle) Collins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in English, Philosophy, Theology, Canisius College, 1957. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Canisius College, 1978. Postgraduate, Michigan State University, 1958.

    Career

    • Promotion manager Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Stations WNED-television-AM-FM, WNEQ-television, WNJA-FM), Buffalo, 1959-1960, director development, 1961-1962, assistant station manager, 1963-1965, general manager, 1966-1969, president Chief Executive Officer, 1970—1998. Senior consultant, 1998-1999. Retired, 1999.

    Works

    • Co-author: ETV: The Farther Vision, 1967.

    Membership

    Member house of deals United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, 1967-1998. Trustee Eastern Educational Network, 1965-1995, treasurer, 1967-1970, executive committee, 1967-1974, 78-81, 84-85, 88-90, 92-94, chairman budget and finance committee, 1967-1970, president, 1971-1972, chairman, 1973-1974, vice president, 1980-1981, 88-90, 92-93, advisory board interregional progam service, 1984-1990. Trustee American Program Service, 1993-1996, executive committee, 1993-1996, finance committee, 1994-1996.

    Member CAble TeleVision committee, development advisory committee NAEB. Executive board Niagara Frontier council Boy Scouts American, 1971-1976. Executive committee Cantalician Center, 1978-1985.

    Trustee St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, 1978-1985 (member steering committee capital campaign, 1998-2000). Chairman Public Broadcasting Service Border Sta.Consortium, 1986-1988. Board directors Public Broadcasting Service, 1972-1978, 80-86, vice-chairman, 1975, national program policy committee, 1990-1995.

    Member Governance Task Force, 1996. Board directors Public Broadcasting Service Enterprises, 1985-1990, National Data Cast, Inc., 1989-1990. Trustee Association American Public television Stations, 1987-1993, executive committee, 1989-1993, chairman nominating committee, 1989.

    Member Kenmore-Tonawanda Public Schools Board Education, 1974-1981, vice president, 1977, president, 1978. Trustee Chautauqua Institution, 1988-1996, development committee, 1989, program committee, 1986-1995, executive committee, 1989-1995, personnel committee, 1990-1995, marketing committee, 1994-1995, finance committee, 1995-1996, building and grounds committee, 1995-1996, education/youth/recreation committee, 1989-1993, 96-97, chairman, 1989-1993, mission policy committee, 1997-1998. Board directors Buffalo Council World Affairs, 1994-1995, Blue Shield West New York, 1990-1992, Buffalo Broadcasters Association, since 2005, Legal Services for the Elderly, 2006^.

    Member finance committee St. Amelia Church, since 1990, member stewardship committee, since 1993, chairman, 1993-2001, trustee, since 2001, member bishop's committee laity, Roman Catholic Diocese Buffalo, since 2005. Board directors John Lodge McHugh Endowment, since 2000, chairman, 2000-2006. Trustee Kenmore-Tonawanda Public Library., since 2006, member Kenmore-Tonawanda Library.

    Advisory Committee, since 2005. Member Legacy Council, War 1812 Bicentennial, since 2007, treasurer, 2008-2010. Member New York State Educational Radio and television Association (trustee, president 1964-1965, treasurer 1963, editor newsletter 1962), Public Relations Association Western New York (president 1966), National Association Educational Broadcasters, Canisius College Alumni Association (board governors 1960-1962, 70-73).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, collecting and tasting wine, photography.

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Anne Mercer, August 5, 1961. Children: Kevin Michael, Timothy David, Sheila Anne, Jeanne Mary, Julie Lynn.
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    Born February 17, 1935
    • 1957
      Philosophy
    • 1978
      Canisius College
    • 1958
      Michigan State University
    • 1959 - 1960
      Promotion manager, Western New York Public Broadcasting Association (Stations WNED-television-Master of Arts-FM
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1998 - 1999
      senior, consultant
    • 1999
      retired
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