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Broadcast television executive

James Dow Johnson, American broadcast television executive. Recipient Distinguished Service award Nebraska National Guard, 1973, Service award St. Louis Advertising Club, 1968.


Johnson, James Dow was born on November 20, 1934 in Beaumont, Texas, United States. Son of Walter Alonzo and Mohnike (Wheeler) Johnson.


Bachelor in English, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1957. Master of Business Administration, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1958.


Public relations director, announcer, Station WTVC-television, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1960-1966;director advertising promotion publicity, Station KTVI-television, St. Louis, 1966-1968;director advertising promotion publicity, Station WLWT-television, Cincinnati, 1968-1969;director information services, Station KMOX-television, St. Louis, 1969-1971;executive vice president, general manager, NTV Network, Kearney, Nebraska, 1971-1980;president, general manager, Station KFTY-television, Santa Rosa, California, since 1980.


Vice-chairman Nebraska American Bicentennial commission, Lincoln, 1972-1978. Chairman Nebraska Ednl. television commission, Lincoln, 1975-1980. Nebraska delegate to Republican National Convention, Detroit, 1980.

President, vice president, secretary Burbank (California) Center for Arts, since 1983. Board directors United Way of North Bay, since 1986. Vice president Sonoma County Salvation Army, 1990.

Member of advisory board Sonoma County Agriculture Education Foundation, Sonoma County Young Men's Christian Association With United States Army Reserve, 1958-1966. Member National Association Broadcasters, Association Indiana television Stations, National Association television Program Executives, National Broadcast Editorial Association (founder 1971, treasurer 1972-1973, vice president 1973-1974), California Broadcasters Association (board directors since 1984, vice president legislation affairs), National Academy television Arts and Sciences (president St. Louis chapter 1970-1971), Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1981-1989), Empire Breakfast Club (president 1986), Rotary, Alpha Epsilon Rho.


Married Linda Lee Rideout, August 23, 1958. Children: Christopher, Karen.

Walter Alonzo Johnson

Mohnike (Wheeler) Johnson

Linda Lee Rideout

Christopher Johnson

Karen Johnson