Michael J. Horn is the founder and CEO of the CRN Digital Talk, the world’s first original cable audio service. CRN’s reach has grown to more than 11 million cable customers across the United States, the Bahamas and U.S. Virgin Islands. CRN quickly became “the voice of cable” and the only exclusive 24-hour radio service cable television. Horn, always looking to the future, placed CRN on the Internet (www.CRNi.net) to reach the World Wide Web’s millions of listeners.
Now, Horn has added KPXN and WPXN (PAX TV in Los Angeles and New York cities via the Second Audio Program-SAO) to the listenership of CRN. Prior to launching CRN in 1983, Horn played a significant role in the evolution of radio in Southern California. Horn served as “on-air” personality for the legendary KBBQ, California’s first “hot” country station and paved the way for that sector of the industry to its’ subsequent nationwide appeal. Horn has a distinct style that makes his audience see and understand through his words. He knows how to draw out the information from “on-air” guests, making them look good while informing listeners. Michael Horn’s experience in Los Angeles’ radio includes “on-air” hosting on KFI-AM, KROQ, KFOX, KRLA and KIEV. In addition, Horn served as News Director, Promotion Director, Production Director and Program Director on stations like KROQ, KLAC, KFI, KLAC, KFOX, KRLA, and KIEV.
Horn also worked with such legends in broadcasting as Charlie Tuna, Sam Riddle, Dick Wittington (“Sweet Dick”), Hudson and Landry, Lohman and Barkley and Art Laboe. Horn also became known “on air” as “Country Mike” on KFOX and “Mike, The Newsman” when teamed with Art Laboe. In the 80’s and 90’s, Horn hosted KIEV’s “The Talk of the Town” and KFI’s “More Stimulating Talk Radio” In 1978, Horn founded Big Horn Productions, a company that pioneered the infiltration of country music to clubs in Los Angeles and the Marriott Hotel Chain. Big Horn Productions was an innovator in audio music entertainment by providing a comprehensive library of music to the vast circuit of nightclubs. As recognized cable audio expert, Horn was the voice of the Southern California Cable Marketing Council’s “Cable Up” commercials.
Horn has appeared on TV’s General Hospital with “Frisco” (John Stamos) and “Blackie” (Jack Wagner) as well as “Luke” and “Laura”. His voice can be heard in numerous motion pictures and on many commercials. Horn is a graduate of California State University, Northridge, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio, Television and Film and a minor in Speech. He has held positions with the Southern California Cable Association, Marketing Cable Council and past President of the Chamber of Commerce. Horn is also a member of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.