Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame
2001 Charter Inductee
Although he was born and raised in Minneapolis, Jerry Dahlberg
enjoyed a long and distinguished career in radio in northwest
Minnesota. He spent nearly all of his five decades in broadcasting
at KROX Crookston. After serving in the US Army during World
War II, he attended Brown Institute in 1946 and 1947.
He started his broadcasting career in July 1947 as an announcer
at KTRF Thief River Falls. In 1952 he and his three partners
bought KROX, where he continued until selling his interests
in the station in 1995. Well known and respected as a broadcaster
and a community leader, he had also been honored for his
outstanding contributions to high school and college athletics.
In 1984 he was inducted into the Red River Valley Winter
Shows Hall of Fame, and in 1985 he was named an honorary
member of the Mayville State College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jerry Dahlberg passed away, at the age of 78, on September 22, 2003.