Richard Beene

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Radio talk show host
Location Bakersfield, California, United States
Introduction I am the president & CEO of a family-owned newspaper company in the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. I believe in improving our community by promoting civic engagement and finding the right model of journalism for the future. What is clear to me is the future of journalism will look very different than the past, and to get there we will have to reinvent the companies that we so carefully built over the years. I believe the future can be better than the past. And by doing so, we can improve the communities that we call home. All views here are my own and do not speak for The Californian. Email me privately at
Interests Cycling, competitive skeet shooting, the American South, media, newspapers
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Pulp Fiction, Dr. Shivago, Juno, almost anything Woody Allen or Albert Brooks
Favorite Music Southern rock, Allman Brothers Band, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Motown, Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons, Desert Rose Band, Hank Williams, Chris Hillman
Favorite Books All American history, Lincoln biographies, anything Civil War, On The Road, anything Elmore Leonard