Marc Kalman, an integral player in Twin Cities radio for more than 40 years, announced his retirement Wednesday morning, ending a career that has involved some of the biggest broadcasters in town, including Tom Barnard and Dave Ryan.
Kalman, currently general manager and president of KQRS, KXXR and Love 105, was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2002. He formerly served as general manager of KDWB and served as general sales manager for WCCO.
KQRS has had a rough couple years. It was one of the major stations in radio's biggest deal of the year, when Cumulus bought Citadel, which had filed for bankruptcy in 2009. KQRS's long dominance in the Twin Cities market took a blow this spring when ratings showed a 22 percent drop in overall listenership.
"It's time for me to go on other things," said Kalman, 67. "Whatever it is, I hope it'll involve having a golf club in my hand."
HIs last day will be Dec. 16.