Brian Short, owner & COO of Heartland Broadcasting, LLC-TV25, is a longtime broadcast entrepreneur and avid technology enthusiast. His geeky love of tech extends to his personal as well as professional life. Mr. Short is an avid amateur radio operator-founding and leading a multitude of ham radio service organizations locally, and nationwide. Brian is also a private pilot, and loves to ski on water & snow.
Brian's Television career began at the age of 5, when he would help his father, a small Zenith TV dealer, repair and sell TV's in Hamilton, KS, the small town he grew up in. Brian got his first real job in broadcasting at age 16, working as a DJ, board operator and automation engineer at KVOE/KFFX in Emporia, KS. Brian studied corporate radio & TV at the journalism school at the University of Kansas, while working full time as Chief Engineer for KLZR/KLWN.
After a career in sales and software development project management, away from the broadcast industry, Brian returned to TV in 2012 to create TV25 from scratch with his partner Rob Nall. Short focused on making TV25 a station aimed squarely at today's transformed media landscape, and using the very latest technology to serve 2.6 million viewers in KC, Lawrence & Topeka with 12 premium cable-like channels 24 hours a day. TV25 is the only station in the country able to provide 12 digital channels over the air for FREE, and its the only locally owned TV station in the KC or Topeka DMA's. As a local small business owner, Brian uses his entrepreneurial passion to help local businesses and events reach his LARGE audience, at remarkably small ad rates.
So whether he's editing an ad, producing a show, climbing a tower, working on a transmitter, or scheduling the days programming, Brian is one of the people who ensures that at TV25, there's "Always Something On"