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Bill Rasmussen is the American Founder, first President, and CEO of the television network ESPN and has a net worth of $600 million. Bill Rasmussen accumulated his wealth by pioneering the first 24-hour cable network available on television. He was born in the United States and began ESPN after being fired from his sports broadcasting job.
Bill Rasmussen is the co-founder and first president and CEO of ESPN.
After success in the advertising business, Rasmussen's 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 hockey's 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 founded "The Worldwide Leader in Sports" in 1979 with his son, Scott Rasmussen. He has been called "The Father of Cable Sports" by USA Today (September 1994). Rasmussen launched world's first 24-hour cable television network, ESPN, where he pioneered such innovations as "SportsCenter," wall-to-wall coverage of NCAA regular season and "March Madness" basketball, and NFL draft coverage.[citation needed]
Rasmussen has served as a consultant to the Big Ten Conference, and several of the conference's 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.
Rasmussen's also introduced College Fanz, an 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

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Titans shut down Illini West in county tournament

“There were a lot of things that could have happened — a lot of opportunities we could have taken advantage of that we didn’t,” said Illini West Head Coach Bill Rasmussen. “We just didn’t do the little things we needed to do to win.” Illini ...
Posted: January 11, 2017, 10:09 am

Sports journalists to emulate “The Swami” for many generations

ESPN — which was founded by Bill Rasmussen and his son, Scott — defied the odds. After all, an around-the-clock sports highlight show had never graced television sets. But the network had “Boomer”, who was direct, integrated a comedic pulse into ...
Posted: January 11, 2017, 9:42 am

Bill Rasmussen’s firing by Colleen Howe led to the creation of ESPN

Gordie Howe made a huge impact on the hockey world, but he also made an impact on ESPN, and in more than just his “This Is SportsCenter” commercial with Keith Olbermann. ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen actually started the company after he was fired by ...
Posted: June 19, 2016, 4:00 am
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