Most widely known for founding MTV, this Mississippi-born business owner also served seeing that CEO of Crystal clear Channel Marketing communications, the 6 Flags theme parks, Hundred years 21 PROPERTY, America Online, and AOL Period Warner. During his teenage years, he guaranteed on-air radio function in his hometown of Brookhaven, Mississippi. Afterwards, he headed r / c in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and NEW YORK. While at MTV, he helped start Nick at Nite and VH1. His relationship to mag editor Sandy Hill created one boy and lasted from 1979 until 1997. He afterwards wed Veronique Choa. He and Todd Mason had been both effective, southern-born media business owners.