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3517 Raleigh Avenue. St. Louis Park, Minnesota 55416
Phone 952/926-8198 Fax 952/929-6105
Wed – Saturday 10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday - Tuesday and holidays
copyright 1999 - 2013
Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Helen & Richard Brown
In 1946, Richard and Helen Brown became pioneers in vocational education. They established the American Institute of the Air to train students for a career in broadcasting. The school’s name changed to Brown Institute in 1954, when courses in electronics, computer programming, and television production were added.
The Browns maintained a genuine concern for the academic success of each student. Richard and Helen personally helped students find jobs and places to live. They left a legacy of excellence and professionalism in broadcasting. The successful broadcasting careers of thousands of former students originated at Brown. Some of them are now members of the Museum of Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Richard and Helen Brown retired in 1978. The school was renamed Brown College in 2001. Their legacy continues to have an immeasurable influence in media and broadcasting.
Museum of Broadcasting