Kalil And Co.'s Dick Beesemyer Dies At 83
May 19, 2008 at 11:50 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of KALIL AND CO. media broker RICHARD L. (DICK) BEESEMYER, who died FRIDAY in TUCSON, AZ at 83.
BEESEMYER started in broadcasting as an AE at RKO independent KHJ-TV (now CBS-owned indie KCAL-TV)/LOS ANGELES in 1954, moving to crosstown CBS O&O KNXT (TV) (now KCBS-TV) in 1956 and CBS SPOT SALES in 1958 (first in CHICAGO, then in NEW YORK), returning to KNXT as Sales Manager in 1959. He then worked for ABC as Manager of ABC TV SPOT SALES in LOS ANGELES, GSM and then VP/GM of WABC-TV/NEW YORK, and eventually VP of the ABC TELEVISION NETWORK. In 1986, he left ABC to join KALIL AND CO., working there until four years ago.
KALIL AND CO. President FRANK KALIL said, "BEESE made us a better company and we will always be grateful for his guidance and inspiration. He was a great broker and an even greater friend."