Brad Hildebrand - 2015
Brad Hildebrand began his radio career on KSLQ St. Louis in 1973 where he worked as a DJ, traffic reporter, production director, assistant program director and host of talk programming. In 1984 he started CompuTraffic, one of the first independent companies in the nation to provide on-air traffic reports, and, later, news reports to subscribing radio and television stations. After selling the company in 1994, Brad developed the nation’s first traffic reporting website, and he expanded his traffic reporting operations to three other Midwestern cities. In 1998 he purchased an AM/FM radio operation in Washington, MO.
While working in the business full-time, Brad also taught at St. Louis Community College and Lindenwood University. His charity work over the years included the Missouri Special Olympics, Emmaus Homes, American Cancer Society and the Salvation Army.