Kenneth Chester, President and Chief Executive Officer, Motor News Media Corporation
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Mr. Kenneth J. Chester Jr.

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Motor News Media Corporation
3321 109Th Street PO Box 7543
Urbandale, Iowa 50322
United States

Company Description: Motor News Media Corporation is a customer-focused automotive news service based in Urbandale, Iowa. With approximately 300 newspaper and web site clients in 30...   more

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Midwest Automotive Media Association


  • BSBA , Accounting
    Suffolk University
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Motor News Media, 28 Sept 2013 [cached]
Ken Chester, Jr.
Roadworthy! - A weekly new vehicle review written by Ken Chester, Jr., President of Motor News Media Corporation. Ken introduces readers to new vehicles in an informative "Bottom Line" style that consumers can easily understand. Ken has been referred to as a "walking encyclopedia" concerning the numerous aspects of vehicle purchasing and negotiation.
Interactive Land Rover, 10 Jan 2012 [cached]
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, (from left to right) Greg Nikolas, Head Driving Instructor for Land Rover Experience Driving School North America, Kenneth Chester, Motor News Media Corporation, Leah Watkins-Hall, Corporate, Brand & Interactive Communications Manager for Jaguar Land Rover North America, Lauren Barohn, guest, Frank Aukofer, Motor News Media Corporation, Ellen Sterling, Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, Melanie Kuronen and Rick Amor with Bel Air Magazine, and Sandy Nikolas, Location Manager for Land Rover Experience Driving School North America, decide to capture the moment when they reach Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Appalachian Mountains, during their drive route on the Land Rover Experience Driving School experience offered at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, Kenneth Chester with Motor News Media Corporation, behind the wheel, and Frank Aukofer with Scripps Howard News Service, in the passenger seat, get ready to depart the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. to head out for their Land Rover driving experience.
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, Kenneth Chester with Motor News Media Corporation checks to make sure the 2010 Range Rover Sport he's driving clears the off-roading path during the Land Rover Experience Driving School excursion offered at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.
Newspaper Death Watch, 12 Aug 2010 [cached]
Ken Chester, Jr., the author of most of this drivel, is president of Motor News Media.
Mr. Chester claims to personally review 120 cars each year. Since he must take some time off to go to automotive press briefings and newspaper conferences (to promote his column) as well as Christmas, vacations, etc., I would guess that he's got to do four a week just to meet his annual quota. What if it's raining? Or snowing? Or there's a tornado? (I mean, it's Iowa, for Pete's sake.) Well, I guess Ken can sit in the vehicle in his driveway and write about that "commanding view. Of the twister.
As an opinionated car enthusiast, I've often thought of contacting Ken and asking him how he sleeps at night.
BY KEN CHESTER JR. - ..., 24 Oct 2009 [cached]
"In about 2005 there was this ..., 15 Jan 2011 [cached]
"In about 2005 there was this beautiful convergence of lower cost for electronics for auto makers and consumer demand," said Ken Chester Jr., president of Motor News Media Corporation, which is based in West Des Moines and provides coverage of the auto industry to 117 media clients in 29 states.
"What really drove this was the iPod explosion. Younger customers wanted to play their own music and the auto industry found that it wasn't that expensive to install auxiliary plugs that would allow that to happen," Chester said.
The day when automobiles will more or less be capable of driving themselves is not that far away, Chester said.
"I think there will be a time," he said, "when people will look back and ask, 'How did more people not get killed when humans were actually driving cars?' "
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