How to Buy a Car as a Couple

Guest: How to Buy a Car as a Couple

Date of Broadcast: 3/27/2013

Length of Show: 45 Minutes


For 20 years, Paul Brian served as Director of Communications and spokesman for the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA). The trade group is the nation’s oldest and largest franchised new-car dealer organization. The CATA is best known to the general public as the producer of the nation’s biggest auto show every February at McCormick Place. Brian was responsible for corporate, consumer and marketing communications for the trade group.

Paul is also a 35-year-veteran Chicago broadcaster. His weekly WLS radio show—Drive Chicago—has been twice recognized as the nation’s best automotive program by the International Automotive Media Association. Now in its 18th year on air, the Drive Chicago host is one of our nation’s best-known and respected automotive industry experts, focusing on the local, national and global automotive scenes.

He is a past president of the Midwest Automotive Media Association and is the recipient of two Midwest Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science for production of television specials featuring the Chicago Auto Show. Brian was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legends of Motorsport Guild for his support and activities surrounding the sport he loves. Paul has also been recognized with a rarely presented Lifetime Membership in the Sports Car Club of America, where he was cited for his “countless hours and years of promoting our sport, its events and the safety and spirit of the group’s competitors.”