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Broadcast executive

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, Bloomington, 1968-1984;president, treasurer, Twin Cities Broadcasting Corporation, Bloomington, 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.

Membership

Board of 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 Economics Education (board directors 1980-1983), McLean Chamber of Commerce (vice president, board directors 1978-1989), Rotary (board directors, president since 1985).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, pilot, fishing, stained glass.

Connections

Married Julia A. Bellamy, February 5, 1956. Children: Laura A., Kathi L., Michael D., Matthew S.

father:
Carl O. Johnson

mother:
Irene K. (Knight) Johnson

spouse:
Julia A. Bellamy

children:
Laura A. Johnson

Kathi L. Johnson

Michael D. Johnson

Matthew S. Johnson