Bill Rasmussen Speaker Profile
Bill Rasmussen Biography
After success in the advertising business, Rasmussens career in the media began at WTTT radio in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1962. In 1965, he moved to WWLP-TV, Springfield, where he spent eight years as Sports Director and two years as News Director. In 1974 he left Springfield to join hockeys New England Whalers as Communications Director. At the conclusion of the 1977-78 World Hockey Association season, Rasmussen was fired by the Whalers. Thus began the pursuit of the ESPN dream, incorporating the fledgling network on July 14, 1978. It began broadcasting fourteen months later, at 7 p.m. on September 7, 1979.
Rasmussen has served as a consultant to the Big Ten Conference, and several of the conferences individual member institutions, on television matters. He has also been a consultant with numerous other startup media and internet companies. His internet ventures include serving as Chairman of the Attitude Network, home of the highly successful Happy Puppy and Games Domain sites; and as Chairman of SportsatHome, a sports-themed game site that offered an array of virtual sports stadiums and games to play online within each of the stadiums.
Rasmussens also introduced College Fanz, and online college sports community. The College Fanz Sports Network was launched on September 7, 2007. It contains over 22,000 web pages devoted to every team at over 1,450 colleges and universities throughout the United States competing in over 225,000 NCAA and NAIA athletic events. Fanz can post videos, photographs, and comment on their favorite teams and schools, participate in contests, and communicate with other fans.
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Posted on 28 June 2016 | 1:04 pm
CEO of ESPN Bill Rasmussen was inducted into the Cynopsis Sports Business Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 23 during a ceremony at the New York Athletic Club. The event itself will be called the 5th Annual Cynopsis Business Summit and is going to induct three other notable sports industry trailblazers in addition to Rasmussen. Read More
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