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Earl H. "Bud" Gillis Papers


Earl H. "Bud" Gillis Papers
Gillis, Earl H. "Bud"
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NPBA 92-87
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Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Earle H. "Bud" Gillis, Jr. began his broadcasting career in the early 1940s as chief announcer at WDAN radio, Danville, Illinois, and as staff announcer at WGBF radio, Evansville, Indiana from January 1942 to September 1943. From December 1946 to October 1953, he worked for WHKC radio as a staff announcer, followed by work as a program manager at WLWC/Channel 4, Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, Columbus, Ohio from October 1953 to August 1962. Then, from August 1962 to March 1970, Gillis was the executive secretary for the Ohio Educational Television Network Commission. From January 1971 to November 1975, he served as educational consultant for the Ohio Department of Education and also the coordinator for the newly created Educational Media Center. Finally, from November 1975 to his retirement in June 1988, Gillis was vice president of development at the nation's first licensed public television station, WCET, TV 48, Cincinnati, Ohio. He maintained an on-air presence as "Uncle Bud" on children's programs. The collection documents Gillis' involvement with the Ohio Council on Educational Television, and Ohio educational television in the 1960s.

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