Title: Chairman, Buckeye Cablevision/Block Communications
Years in Cable: 30
Education: U. of Pennsylvania
Best Advice: Customers come first!
Why Him? Block leads the only indie operator to serve a metropolitan area (Toledo/Sandusky). And watching over the cable, broadcast and newspaper businesses owned by his family for decades is never easy, but Block continues to rise to the occasion. In fact, he has combined these assets into a dynamic company that’s increasingly prepared for the future.
I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV
John, Paul, George or Ringo? The Beatles
I wish Congress would just… care about average people at home.
Twitter or Instagram? Who cares?
Alec Baldwin… NY or LA? NY
Who’s on deck for the next celebrity meltdown? Who cares?
Favorite TV show as a kid? “Hogan’s Heroes”
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Nothing
My favorite business/motivational book: History of the Franco-Prussian War
The biggest innovation in cable over the last year is: Over-the-top Internet TV. This is also an opportunity.