Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame announced new inductees, including Eleanor Mondale Poling, Dick Bremer and Barry ZeVan.
The Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame has announced eight new inductees, including the late Eleanor Mondale Poling, Mark Rosen and Dick Bremer.
The inductees are:
• Mick Anselmo, former executive for Clear Channel Radio and current senior vice president and general manager of CBS Radio in Minneapolis.
• Bremer, television announcer for the Minnesota Twins for the past 30 years.
• Kim Jeffries, best known for her stints on KS95 and WCCO Radio (830 AM) for much of her 30 years in broadcasting. In her post-broadcast years, she is now known as Kim Ketola. She now heads Cradle My Heart Radio ministry, writing and making speaking appearances.
• Bob Johnson, owner and operator of KRBI AM/FM in St. Peter, Minn., for 46 years.
• Poling, a national media personality who most recently had worked for WCCO-TV and its sister radio station. The daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, Poling died in September 2011 from brain cancer at age 51.
• Rosen, longtime sports anchor on WCCO-TV, who also appears regularly on KFAN Radio (100.3 FM).
• Jack Thayer. From WLOL to WDGY to WTCN to president of NBC Radio in New York, Thayer was one of the most influential forces in the history of Twin Cities radio and television. He died in 1995 at age 72.
• Barry ZeVan, the “Peek-a-Boo Weatherman,” who was among the first in the business to deliver personality with the day’s forecast.
The 2013 Distinguished Service Award will be awarded posthumously to consulting engineer Clifford J. Thomforde, “whose patience, skill and charity kept many rural Minnesota radio stations on the air,” the Hall of Fame said in the announcement. Thomforde died in 2010 at age 92.
For more information about the awards ceremony, contact the museum at 952-926-8198, or visit www.museumofbroadcasting.org.
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482