Hearing Voices

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


It was a good day when Bill Rasmussen, PR man for the Hartford Whalers hockey team, lost his job. The year was nineteen seventy-eight, and now Bill took aim at his real passion: starting a statewide cable channel dedicated to local sports.

It was a better day when Bill’s friend and eventual business partner suggested he think bigger. Not local cable for local sports, but a national channel...for every sport. Today we know Bill’s passion as the worldwide network ESPN.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge with two observations about the out-of-work Mr. Rassmussen: One, he listened to his intuition. Two, he also listened to good advice. Who do you listen to? the high calling of our daily work.

Image by Hendrik Cullens. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr.