Stormin’ Norman

I consider Norm Stewart a great friend today. “Stormin’ Norman”, legendary coach of Missouri Tiger Basketball is–as you’ve read–one of the greatest coaches ever. Additionally, he and his wife, Virginia, are two of the nicest people...

NYT: 26 years ago

Columnist Phil Dougherty of the New York Times did a column on September 23, 1982 on this new business of regional networks.  I was president of NASRN at the time, so much of the article is about me.  Humble ole Clyde. You’ll enjoy reading it.

The first ten years

After ten years in business, Learfield had grown considerably but was plagued by debt caused in large part by over a half-million dollar in losses by Missouri Life magazine from ’77 to ’81.  At the end of the company’s ten years in business, October...

Too big for my britches

Prior to ’77 we were rockin’ along.  We were slowly growing, and always profitable.  Then we bought Missouri Life, and began losing money month after month.  Almost every entry in the minute book reflects this frustration.  In fact at the March, 1979...

The Chrysler Deal

One day in 1980 I got a call from the ad agency for Chrysler asking me if I’d be interested in doing a media trade for a Chrysler automobile.  This was in the days when Chrysler Corporation was hurting badly.  The general economy was sour and Chrysler had acres...