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Rick Newberger, Media Advisor
Rick Newberger is Managing Director of Vanguard Media Corporation and senior media advisor to Harmony Channel.Vanguard Media works exclusively with accomplished entrepreneurs and media companies in the USA and abroad that are developing new programming or content-related services.
Since its organization in 1987, Vanguard Media has become widely recognized as one of the industry’s leading experts in the development of new programming services and it has played a key role in the start-up and development of several noteworthy channels and ventures, including the Sci-Fi Channel, The Golf Channel, TechTV (now G4TechTV but originally ZDTV), America’s Voice, TFN, SíTV, The America Channel and the Black Family Channel (for which the firm is providing management services in addition to advice). Additionally, Vanguard Media advised the Stanley Hubbard family in St. Paul, Minnesota for over 11 years, assisting them in organizing, funding, launching and operating U.S. Satellite Broadcasting, the premium DBS operator on the DirecTV platform, until its acquisition by DirecTV in 1999.
Vanguard Media works exclusively with accomplished entrepreneurs and media companies in the USA and abroad that are developing new programming or content-related services.
Newberger’s career as an advisor began over thirty years ago at the dawn of the urban cable revolution. Today he brings to all of his work extensive and wide-ranging experiences in communications, production, business, strategic marketing and capital formation, coupled with a highly disciplined and structured approach to strategic planning, a deep grounding in the techniques and applications of consumer market research, a wide array of practical “management consulting” tools, all seasoned by the “perspective of history” and a heavy dosage of creativity.
Don Slepian, Web Developler
Don Slepian combines
skills in music and electronics in a career of performing electronic
classical music. An exciting performer in a conservative style, he
embodies the present-day trend of combining high technology with high
into a scientific family, Slepian showed both musical and technical
talent early in life. By 1969 he was already programming computers,
building electronic music circuitry, and sampling, looping and crossfading
sounds with classic electronic music studio tape techniques. In 1971
he worked as a wiring technician in the computer sound output room
in the Acoustics and Behavioral Research Department of Bell Telephone
Laboratorles in Murray Hill, New Jersey. In the fall of that year,
Slepian moved to Hawaii and entered an experimental program at the
University of Hawaii that allowed him to major in electronic music.
He first learned and then taught classes in all the early analog synthesizers
and worked in commercial soundtracks before becoming a full-time theater
musician. In 1979 he began his video art work, starting with the Chromaton
14 Analog Video Synthesizer. By the end of '79 Slepian returned to
Bell Labs, where he spent two years working with their most advanced
digital synthesizer. From that time until the present he has produced
his current discography of 8 CDs and began his collaboration with
Stuart Diamond, forming the currently active Electric