Sid Hartman

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Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Sid Hartman

Inducted 2003

With a list of “close personal friends” that includes all the biggest names in sports across the country, broadcaster and columnist Sid Hartman has been the ultimate sports insider for seven decades.

A native of north Minneapolis, he was already a well-known newspaper columnist whose determined legwork had built an enviable list of contacts and sources when he began covering sports for WLOL Minneapolis/Saint Paul in the early 1950s. In 1955, he joined the staff of WCCO Radio, and has become one of the station’s most popular personalities, with a Sunday-morning sports program that has become a staple for fans throughout the region. He has done interviews and pregame shows for the station’s Minnesota Twins, Vikings, North Stars, and Gophers broadcasts, hosted such features as "Hartman’s Corner” and “Today’s Sports Hero,” and made daily sports reports and traded banter with the likes of Boone & Erickson, Eric Eskola, Dave Lee, and Steve Cannon. With “Sports Huddle,” which he has hosted for years on Sunday mornings with Chuck Lilligren and Dave Mona, and his regular column in the Star Tribune, he continues to bring his listeners and readers the scoops and insights that only he can.