At Hubbard Chicago, the best people in local media build dominant brands that connect consumers and advertisers to build better businesses and communities.
A History of Innovation
During its infancy, our company literally spent time in a stroller. To provide the first live coverage of a U.S. Open Golf Tournament, Stanley E. Hubbard's daughter's baby carriage was used to wheel around a portable transmitter. What a fitting way to illustrate how innovation has been par for the course at Hubbard Broadcasting since the beginning.
Starting with the world’s first advertiser-supported radio station, the following 9 decades of Hubbard Broadcasting included the formation of the first national radio news service, the purchase of the first TV camera, the creation of Satellite News Gathering (SNG) and broadcasting the first high-power DBS programming direct to U.S. homes.
The last 20 years have seen the creation of REELZCHANNEL, a cable/satellite TV network dedicated to entertainment and connecting viewers to everything about movies. And the birth of 2060 Digital, LLC, a full-service digital media company. It’s another step that helps us continue to connect with people and the communities we serve.
Hubbard encourages innovation through various programs designed to spur employees to think beyond the norm and share their ideas, no matter how baby-carriage-transmitter crazy they may be.
We succeed by always doing the right thing with focus, urgency and passion.
We are honest and open in our dealings with each other, our audiences and our advertisers.
We set aggressive goals and provide the tools to achieve them.
We work constantly to reinvent ourselves and encourage creative contribution from everyone.
We use our media tools to motivate involvement and improvement in our communities.