President, The Buske Group, Sacramento, California (1987-Present)
SIGNIFICANT PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:
Executive Director of the National Federation of Local Cable Programmers (now known as the Alliance for Community Media), a Washington, D.C. based national organization serving cities, schools, and nonprofit access corporations. Lead consultant for the NFLCP's Cable Utilization Services. Responsible for day-to-day operation of NFLCP. National spokesperson for the NFLCP on federal, state, and local cable legislation and regulatory issues. (1981-1987)
Regional Coordinator, Cable Television Information Center. Franchising and Renewal consultant. (1980-1981)
Executive Director, Miami Valley Cable Television Council. Responsible for all institutional and access programming. Cable regulatory officer for six-city council of government. (1978-1980)
Program Director, Group W Channel 10 Dubuque, Iowa. Development of access and local origination programming. (1972-1977)
Over 40 years of experience in the field of cable communications.
Lead cable franchise negotiator for The Buske Group consulting team.
Chief Franchise Renewal Consultant to many cities and counties throughout the United States, including: Santa Rosa, Monterey, Fresno, Clovis, Colma, Pacifica, Oceanside, Napa, American Canyon, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Healdsburg, Carpinteria, Auburn, Arcata, Eureka, Blue Lake, Rio Dell, Ferndale, Fortuna, and Humboldt County, CA; Brunswick, OH; Salina, KS; and Columbia, MO.
Conducted primary needs assessment in Los Angeles, San Jose, Ventura, Los Altos, Union City, Newport Beach, Contra Costa County and Santa Clara County, CA; Montgomery County, MD; Tampa, FL; King County, WA; Ann Arbor, MI, and Manhattan, NY.
Established or assisted in the establishment of PEG Access operations in many communities throughout the United States, including: San Jose, Monterey, Santa Rosa, Ventura, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Napa, Petaluma, Auburn, Gilroy/Hollister/San Juan Bautista, Humboldt County, and Marin County, CA; Salina, KS; Grand Rapids, MI; Enid, OK; Gresham and Portland, OR; Rockville, MD; Flushing and Staten Island, NY; and Milwaukee, WI.
Assisted in Cable Transfer of Ownership process for Monterey, Santa Rosa, Gilroy, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Auburn, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County and Monterey County, CA; and Evanston, IL.
PUBLISHED BOOKS AND ARTICLES:
“Forget PEG “Stations”…Community Media Centers Are the Future” Washington Association of Telecommunication Officers and Advisors. (Spring 2012)
Community Media Review. Spring 2006. “300 Words for the Next 30 Years.”
Journal of Municipal Telecommunications Policy. NATOA, Summer 2005. “The Future of PEG Funding and Renewals in the Face of the Changes in the Cable Industry.”
Community Media Review. Winter 2004-2005. “Maintaining the Foundation of PEG Access in a Changing World.”
“Successfully Negotiating a Franchise Renewal -- 2004 Revised Edition.” Published by Alliance for Community Media. (2 chapters)
Journal of Municipal Telecommunications Policy. NATOA, Summer 2003. “Why Government Access.”
Community Media Review. Summer 2001. “A Paella Called Access.”
Access Managers Handbook. Focal Press, 1987.
Community Television: A Handbook for Production. American Association of Retired Persons, 1987. Editor
Community Programming Resource Directory. Communications Press, 1987. Executive Book Editor and Author of Community Programming Analysis.
Video User Magazine. Associate Editor.
Cable Broadband Communication Book Volume 3. Communication Press, 1983. "Status Report on Community Access Programming."
Telecommunications and Local Governments. International City Management Association, October, 1982. "Improving Community Access Programming."
American Cities in the 80's. Conference on Alternative State and Local Policy, May 1983. "Cable Communications."
Renewal and Refranchising. Communication Press, 1983. "Model Language for Request for Proposal."
"Quicksheet." American Association of Higher Education.
Community Television Review. NFLCP, regular contributor. Guest editor, Spring 1981 issue.
Videomaker Magazine. November 1981. "Community Access Don't Just View It - Do It."
Cable TV Franchising Primer. NFLCP, 1980. Co-author.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS:
George Washington University, Washington, DC. Instructor, 1984-1985.
"The Telecommunications Revolution"
"Cable Television and Telecommunications: An Overview."
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. Instructor, 1982-83.
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH. Adjunct Faculty, 1979-1980.
AWARDS AND HONORS:
Recipient of the Annual Friend of Access Award from Wisconsin Community Access Association.
Recipient of the Joseph Sakey Award from Cambridge Community Television, Cambridge, MA.
Recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville.
Recipient of the Buske Leadership Award from the NFLCP.
Recipient of the George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication from the NFLCP.
Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in Cable Television.
Cable Fellowship. New York University School of the Arts, Alternate Media Center.