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Hugh Christian

broadcasting executive

Hugh Christian, American Broadcasting executive ( art: perf.)broadcasting executive. Served to capt.USAF, 1967-1970; Member Georgia Association Public Accts., Athens Area Chamber of Commerce(chairman; member relations division 1980-1983, director), Athens Association Computer Users (director, vice president 1991), Athens International Business Machines Corporation PC User Group (president 1985).; Club: The City (president 1985).

Background

Christian, Hugh was born on March 10, 1943 in Athens, Georgia, United States. Son of L. H. and Sara (Bradbury) Christian.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, U. Georgia, 1966. License broadcast engineer, Federal Communication Commission. Manager, Beechwood Cinema, Athens, 1961-1966.

Assistant manager, chief engineer Station WRFC, Athens, 1970-1972, president, director Radio Athens, Inc., (WRFC, Athens and WFOX, Gainesville, Georgia), 1976-1983. Account executive Merrill Lynch Company, Athens, 1972-1974. Owner, manager Padgett Business Services of Augusta (Georgia), 1974-1976.

Owner, president, chairman AM 96, Inc. (Stations WRFC, WPUP, Athens, Station WDDK, Greensboro, Georgia, Station WBIC, Royston, Georgia), since 1983. producer Georgia Bulldog radio network, 1976-1990. Board of directors Athens/Clarke County unit American Cancer Society, 1976-1980, Athens Heart Association, 1982-1984.

Executive Committee Clarke County Democratic party, 1979-1986.

Career

Manager Beechwood Cinema, Athens, 1961—1966. Assistant manager, chief engineer Station WRFC, 1970—1972. President, director Radio Athens Inc., (WRFC, Athens and WFOX, Gainesville, Georgia), 1976—1983.

Account executive Merrill Lynch Company, Athens, 1972—1974. Owner, manager Padgett Business Services Augusta, Georgia, 1974—1976. Owner, president, chairman AM 96 Inc.

(Stations WRFC, WPUP, Athens, Station WDDK, Greensboro, Georgia, Station WBIC, Royston, Georgia), 1983. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1967-1970, Germany.

Achievements

  • License broadcast engineer Federal Communications Commission.

Membership

Board directors Athens-Clarke County Unit American Cancer Society, 1976—1980, Athens Heart Association, 1982—1984. Executive committee Clarke County Democratic Party, 1979—1986. Member of Athens International Business Machines Corporation PC User Group (president 1985), Athens Association Computer Users (director, vice president 1991), Athens Area Chamber of Commerce (chairman member relations division 1980-1983, director), Georgia Association Public Accountants, Sandy Creek Nature Center (director, treasurer since 1988), Athens Adclub (director, membership chairman), The City Club (president 1985).

Connections

Married Claudia Elaine Craft Christian, June 25, 1967 (divorced 1979). Children: Christelle, Cherylle, Cheri. Married Carolyn F. Bowen Christian, May 1, 1982 (divorced 1990).

father:
L.H. Christian

mother:
Sara (Bradbury) Christian

spouse:
Claudia Elaine Craft

children:
Christelle Christian

Cherylle Christian

Cheri Christian

Christelle Christian

Cherylle Christian

Cheri Christian