David Smith’s broadcasting career began in 1951 in Bloomington as an announcer/newscaster at WTTS radio. He then joined WTTV for three years doing air work, producing, directing, editing film, and serving as a cameraman. For 20 years he worked at WISH-TV, Indianapolis, in management as Program and Production Manager. In 1971 Smith created and hosted a thematic movie series called “When Movies Were Movies,” a series than ran for 10 years. In 1975 he joined the Ball State University faculty. He taught telecommunications courses, gaining the rank of Professor before retiring. Smith is a former President of the Indiana Broadcast Pioneers and has authored three books.