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Awards

  • The Rotary Foundation District Service Award, 2008
  • Rotary International President’s Citation of Achievement, 2006
  • Inny Award, DBS Digest, 1996
  • Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America, 1989
  • Big Apple Award, New York chapter, Public Relations Society of America, 1989
  • Outstanding Educational Programming Application, International Teleconferencing Association, 1989
  • Ellen B. Scripps Fellowship, 1984 and 1985
  • Best News Story, Radio and Television News Director’s Association, 1983
  • Best Spot News, United Press International, 1982
  • Best Documentary, United Press International, 1981

Books

  • International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume Four, The Americas, copyright 2003, National Association of Broadcasters
  • International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume Three, East Asia and the Pacific, copyright 2003, National Association of Broadcasters
  • International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume Two, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, copyright 2003, National Association of Broadcasters
  • International DTH/DBS: Market Status and System Assessment, Volume One, Europe, copyright 2002, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Internet Delivery Via Satellite (coauthor), copyright 1999, Phillips Publishing
  • Satellite Radio Broadcasting, copyright 1998, Phillips Publishing
  • U.S. Digital DBS Industry, copyright 1998, Phillips Publishing

Editorial Positions

  • Contributing Editor, IT & Telecom Digest, November 2008 to Present
  • Contributing Editor, The Orbiter, August 2001 to Present
  • Contributing Editor, Satellite Broadband, January 2002 to August 2002
  • Contributing Analyst, Skybroadband, January 2002 to March 2003
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Satellite Broadband, September 2000 to August 2002
  • Editorial Advisory Board, satcom.isp, April 2000 to July 2000
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Satellite Communications, July 1999 to August 2000

Columns

  • SkyReport, guest columnist, “Out of the Box,” July 2003 to Present
  • Satellite News, bi-monthly column, May 2002 to August 2004
  • Satellite Broadband, “Streams” monthly column, September 2000 through December 2001
  • Satellite Communications, “Broadcast Signals,” bi-monthly column, January 2000 through July 2000

Papers

Articles

  • “Can FTTP Work in Palo Alto?”, Broadband Communities, May/June 2013
    • “Economics of WiFi-based Metropolitan Internet Service Providers”, IT & Telecoms Digest, December 2008
    • “Ironman South Africa”, Inside Triathlon, December 2006
    • “Blum on Mobile Video,” Sky Report, 17 May 2006
    • “The Tortoise and the Hair,” Sky Report, 18 January 2006
    • “A One-Trick Broadband Pony,” Sky Report, 17 August 2005
    • “Blum ‘Takes Off’ to the Great White North,” Sky Report, 22 June 2005
    • “Tech Makeovers on the Way,” Sky Report, 12 January 2005
    • “If It’s Not Baroque, Don’t Fix It,” Sky Report, 22 September 2004
    • “Satellite Radio Revs Up Its Growth Engine,” Satellite News, 2 August 2004
    • “Happy Birthday DirecTV!” Sky Report, 16 June 2004
    • “XM, Sirius Eye Pristine Radio Market In Canada,” Satellite News, 5 April 2004
    • “Blum on Australia, Austar Turnaround,” Sky Report, 31 March 2004
    • “Blum on Sat Radio,” Sky Report, 14 January 2004
    • “Turning the Corner,” Sky Report, 19 November 2003
    • “Optimism Rises For DTH In Latin America,” Satellite News, 6 October 2003
    • “Can WorldSpace Fill In The European Gap?” Satellite News, 18 August 2003
    • “Outside the Box: Somber or Samba?” SkyReport, 13 August 2003
    • “The Impact of the News Corp./DirecTV Merger on Latin America,” The Orbiter, August/September 2003
    • “Outside the Box: Spare the Rod, Spoil the Company,” SkyReport, 16 July 2003
    • “Satellite Radio is Playing a Happy Tune,” Satellite News, 2 June 2003
    • “XM, Sirius Focus on ’04 Cars,” Radio World, 23 April 2003
    • “U.S. DBS Industry: At a Crossroads?,” Satellite News, 3 Feb 2003
    • “Latin American Economies Hurt DBS,” Satellite News, 11 November 2002
    • “Europe’s Global Radio Learns from U.S. Satellite Miscalculations,” Satellite News, 30 September 2002
    • “Global Radio Learns from U.S. Satellite Missteps,” Interspace, 11 September 2002
    • “The Challenges of Global Satellite Radio Services,” The Orbiter, August/September 2002
    • “Which Model Is ‘Just Right’ For Next-Generation DBS?” Satellite News, 1 July 2002
    • “Direct to Consumer: The Good, The Bad, The Sexy,” Satellite News, 6 May 2002
    • “The First, Next-Generation Competition to Satellite Broadcasters?” The Orbiter, April/May 2002
    • “Satellite Internet Success Linked to Hughes/EchoStar Merger,” SkyBroadband, 25 January 2002
    • “EchoStar, Hughes Merger Ripples Felt Worldwide,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, December 2001
    • “Satellite Radio Launch Stumbles out of Stores,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, November 2001
    • “From Miles to Meters,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, October 2001
    • “You Can Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd,” The Orbiter, October/November 2001
    • “Paradox Still Haunts DBS Operators,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, September 2001
    • “The Dish Farm Legacy,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, August 2001
    • “Soothsayers, Naysayers and Satellite Radio,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, July 2001
    • “Dot-com Ax,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, June 2001
    • “Consolidation Wave,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, May 2001
    • “Streaming with a Brain,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, April 2001
    • “Chips of a Different Flavor,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, March 2001
    • “Meddling with Simplex,” Satellite Broadband, February 2001
    • “Satellite Toys,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, February 2001
    • “Wild Rides to Big Bandwidth,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, January 2001
    • “Terminal Velocity,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, December 2000
    • “Web Bonanza,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, November 2000
    • “Epic Appliances,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, October 2000
    • “Triathlon: Must See TV,” Inside Triathlon, October 2000
    • “Consumer Friendly Satellite Broadband,” Satellite Broadband, Streams, September 2000
    • “Satellite Radio Companies Prepare for 2001 Market Roll Out,” Satellite Finance, 9 August 2000
    • “Reflections: Make it Better, Bigger and Cheaper,” Satellite Communications, Broadcast Signals, July 2000
    • “Olympic Streams,” Satcom.isp, July 2000
    • “Looking for a Flame,” Satellite Communications, Broadcast Signals, May 2000
    • “Satellite News Gathering Goes Digital,” Satellite Communications, April 2000
    • “Taking a Trip to the Front Line,” Satellite Communications, Broadcast Signals, March 2000
    • “Enhancing Lives or Exploiting Weaknesses?” Satellite Communications, Broadcast Signals, January 2000
    • “Satellites and the Wireless Local Loop,” Satellite Communications, October 1999
    • “Hitting the High Notes (And All the Notes In Between): WorldSpace Gets a Test Run,” Satellite Communications, September 1999
    • “Picking the Ponies in the Broadband Race,” Satellite Communications, November 1998
    • “Now Hear This,” Satellite Communications, December 1997
    • “Advanced Satellite Technology, Interactivity and Marketing Communications,” Riding the Information Superhighway, Copyright 1994 Clearwater Information Systems, Inc., Eau Clair, WI
    • “Mobile Satellite Services and Broadcasting: Breaking Through Information Barriers,” Via Satellite, September 1992.
    • “To Make Money With Satellites, Focus on the Client’s Bottom Line,” The Orbiter, January-February 1992.
    • “Starting a New Chapter: The Minnesota Experience,” The Orbiter, Annual Meeting Issue [September] 1991.
    • “The Beginning of SNG,” Communicator, August 1991.
    • “SNG Outlook: Consumer Driven Demand Means Healthy Market,” Via Satellite, December 1990.
    • “Whom Do You Call When News Strikes?” Video Age International, April/May 1990.
    • “Satellite Newsgathering: Set for International Expansion,” Via Satellite, December 1989.
    • “Keep in Touch,” Feed/Back, Summer, 1984.
    • “Bureaucratic Mind Can Be Reporter’s Natural Resource,” Earshot, May 28, 1984.