Stanley S. Hubbard

Chairman and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Stanley S. Hubbard has followed in the family tradition by being a true broadcast pioneer. For 75 years, Hubbard Broadcasting has stayed on the industry's cutting edge, pioneering innovations in radio, television and satellite broadcasting.

Mr. Hubbard's industry accomplishments include overseeing the building of the first successful UHF television station in a VHF market; with others in the Hubbard organization, creating the world's first satellite news gathering organization - Conus Communications; and establishing United States Satellite Broadcasting (USSB). The original licensee for high-powered Direct Broadcast Satellite service in the United States, USSB -- together with Hughes' DIRECTV® -- established the DSS® (Digital Satellite System) which is the first high-powered digital broadcast system in the world.

Mr. Hubbard has served on government committees and commissions and has testified before Congress on industry matters. Mr. Hubbard was a member of the Presidential advisory council on the National Information Infrastructure; and a member of Congressional Chairman Lionel Van Deerlin's Broadcast Advisory Committee to the House Subcommittee on Communications. He is an inductee in the first Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame; the recipient of the Satellite Broadcasting Communications Association's Arthur C. Clarke Award; and also of the broadcasting industry's highest award: the National Association of Broadcasters' Distinguished Service Award.
Hubbard Broadcasting owns and operates eleven television and radio stations in Minnesota: KSTP-TV, KSTC-TV, AM 1500 KSTP, KS95-FM and WIXK-AM/FM (Minneapolis and Saint Paul); KSAX-TV, Alexandria; KRWF-TV, Redwood Falls; KAAL-TV, Austin; WDIO-TV, Duluth and WIRT-TV, Hibbing. HBI owns the Hubbard Radio Network which syndicates original programming to radio stations throughout the Midwest. Among Hubbard's television properties outside of Minnesota are WHEC-TV, Rochester, New York and WNYT-TV, Albany, New York plus four stations covering New Mexico: KOB-TV, Albuquerque; KOBF-TV, Farmington; KOBR-TV, Roswell; and KOBG-TV, Silver City.

Born in St. Paul, Mr. Hubbard is married to Karen Holmen and they have five children and eleven grandchildren.