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Brown Family Business Since 1953

"Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office" was born of the FACT that my Grandmommy's brother OWNED a Radio Station in 1953 & served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Press.

Every family has a Personal History. What's yours?

Were your Grandparents the Butcher, the Baker or the Candlestick-Maker?

Everyone watches TV. Everyone listens to Radio. Not everyone can say that Radio IS their family business.. I can.

This world has gotten so overly-competitive that people would rather STEAL SOMEONE ELSE'S THUINDER, then expect us to be happy for them,

"Hey Lisa, they just said my name on TV. Aren't you happy for me?" No, I'm not happy: I'M WATCHING YOU STEAL FROM ME.

It is not surprising to me that that my Facebook Fundraiser fell flat on it's face, though I am very thankful for the people who did Buy my book.

The Sibling Rivalry for control of the TV remote IN MY OWN FAMILY is off the charts - while they seem to forget that my cousin is an only child. Most accurately it is HER family business & the last time I checked she isn't doing so swell these days.

Here is the Brown Family Broadcast HISTORY from my Facebook Page

Broadcast +++ IS +++ My Family Business

So I have posted various incarnations of this post several times. We moved so much when I was I child I never really knew my Mom's Uncle & the entire family well. I was born in North Carolina & we lived in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, South Carolina (on the SC/Georgia border when Dad was the Project Manager for the building & construction of the Savannah River Nuclear Power Plant in Savannah, Georgia) Texas, Singapore & back to Texas. No wonder I was unaware of what an important player in broadcast history he was.


With that having been said:


This is my mother's Uncle Jack Brown sitting on the Board of Director's of the Associated Press. Jack & Hazelene Brown had one daughter, my cousin Betsy whom I haven't seen since I was 15.

Board of Directors Associated Press

And here he is pictured outside his radio station in Lincolnton, North Carolina with his only surving sister Gertrude. There were 5 Brown siblings: Jack, Andy, Louise, Gertrude & my Grandmommy Ruth Brown.

WLON Radio Station

My Mom's Uncle Brown (on the right) was an incredible guy I wish I would have known better.

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