Bahns Stanley Joins Board of Outdoor Channel

Outdoor Channel Holdings Appoints Cable Channel Developer to Board
Tuesday January 20, 4:01 pm ET

TEMECULA, Calif., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Outdoor Channel Holdings (OTC Bulletin Board: OUTD – News) today announced the appointment of Thomas Bahnson (Bahns) Stanley to its board of directors, increasing the board to four members.

During a career in the media industry spanning 25 years, Stanley, 51, has played an integral role in the development and growth of some of the cable industry’s most recognized networks. He is an original member of the team at Landmark Communications, Inc. that created the business plan for and launched The Weather Channel. Stanley also worked closely with senior management to develop and implement Landmark’s strategy for travel businesses, including The Travel Channel Networks in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. From 1994 to 1996, Stanley served on the board of directors for TV Food Network.

“We look forward to benefiting from Bahns’ keen insights on our industry,” said Perry T. Massie, Outdoor Channel Holdings’ president and chief executive officer. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our board, both at the developmental stage and general management of cable networks and brand extensions. We are also very pleased that another ‘outdoorsman’ has joined our ranks, and we look forward to his guidance as we continue to build on the success of The Outdoor Channel as the leading provider of traditional outdoor sports programming on cable and satellite TV.”

Stanley retired in 2003 from The Weather Channel Companies where he served most recently as executive vice president, responsible for strategy and corporate business development. His professional career also included six years of service as a vice president with the investment banking firm, Scott & Stringfellow, Inc., now a division of BB&T Corporation. Among Stanley’s many community activities, he is a former executive director of the Landmark Charitable Foundation, and a former trustee of The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and The Congressional Award Foundation.

Stanley earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his master’s in business administration from the University of Virginia.

Nature in the Backyard: Coyote

I walked into the bathroom at 10am and glanced out of the window into the backyard. A large coyote came out of the woods into our backyard, running at half speed. He cut across our backyard and headed towards the street. I lost sight of him as he passed on the east side of our house.

I ran to the garage but I didn’t get to see where he went. Based on his direction, he ran up the walk way in our backyard and between the driveway and the garden. I wonder how often this occurs.

It could happen several times a day and we wouldn’t see it very often. I just don’t know if I was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time or if it’s a commonplace occurrence. The path the coyote used is a place where Scooter often goes when we take him out.

What would have happened if Scooter had been on the path when the coyote came by? Would I have been able to intervene quickly enough to prevent Scooter’s demise?