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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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Rasmussen takes part in special ceremony for Mattingly

Getting the opportunity to shake hands with one of baseball's greatest players can still do that to a person. Bill Rasmussen, a Carthage attorney, and Tom Kazee, the president of the University of Evansville, participated in a ceremony on Friday afternoon ...
Posted: April 20, 2018, 10:24 pm
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