I’m going to introduce you to Clyde Lear. Clyde is the retired Chairman and CEO of Learfield Communications, the parent company of Missourinet. Everyone who has worked for Clyde has been touched by him in a positive way. On January 29, Clyde was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for his vision and leadership that helped turn Learfield Sports into the preeminent leader in college sports marketing.
Clyde started Learfield Communications as an outgrowth of his master’s project while he studied at the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. It was there he laid out a model for creating a statewide network…a model that has worked for news, agriculture and sports. If you have listened to a Missouri Tiger broadcast or attended a Tigers sporting event, you have been exposed to Clyde’s vision.
AUDIO Pressbox Podcast with Clyde (12:00)
As you listen, you’ll be drawn in by his charismatic personality and the way he tells a story. You will also understand that a person can be humble and yet have a great sense of confidence at the same time, which Clyde makes sound so easy, yet is difficult for many to pull off.
Congratulations Clyde on your induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, an honor you certainly deserve.