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Richard Block, B.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Film & Television Production

Work Phone: 213.740.3317

Dick Block is President of Block Communications Group, Inc., a Santa Monica based consulting firm. He teaches TV Station Management at USC.

Block’s major industry positions were as President of Kaiser Broadcasting, where he conceived and executed a plan to build independent TV stations in seven of the top ten markets, and as Executive Vice President of the TV station division of Metromedia, prior to its sale to Fox.

Block was also instrumental in the creation and launching of The Travel Channel for Westinghouse and Game Show Network for Sony.

Block has taught at Stanford and UCLA, and he has testified before congressional committees and served as an expert witness.

Board membership includes the National Association of Broadcasters, the Association of Independent TV Stations, the TV Bureau of Advertising, the Broadcast Education Association, the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, the Stanford Alumni Association, and Easter Seals of Southern California.